The She Shop #2: Soffiting,trim, and concrete observations

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 07-24-2018 03:39 PM 870 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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“slowly and steady wins the race!”

Last Sunday (since it’s now Tuesday) my dad returned to help me cut/install the hardieSoffit and corner trim boards. We managed to get all of it done.

When I entered the shop in the morning, I noticed water marks on the floor. We’d had some pretty decent rainstorms move through the day/evening before, for the first time since the shed was built. Dad said they show water coming up from the concrete but I’m not so sure.

I saw them again this morning and we’d again had rain the night before. no standing water though. Pretty sure I’m going to be kicking myself for life for not remembering the 6 mil plastic underlayment under the concrete slab.

Next, think I’ll tackle insulating the ceiling so I can start using the 4’ lofts on each side and start moving some stuff in. Does ceiling insulation require a moisture barrier??

Oh, today’s good news is I have an electrician coming next Monday. hopefully he can do the job for a decent cost and quickly!

To be continued…

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 07-24-2018 05:56 PM

Does that expansion joint (cut seam) go all the way across, as in, the cut is exposed (even slightly) to the elements outside of the wall? Water is likely seeping into that cut. There’s a product called SL1 that’s applied to those joints as well. Time to give it a try?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#2 posted 07-24-2018 06:30 PM

Hmmm – maybe, Smitty? the one in the middle starts under the base plate and runs to the back. The back wall is on the edge of the concrete. The far wall though isn’t on an expansion joint and it looks wet. gutters may help as well. I’ll have to keep an eyeball on it, but I’ll pick up some concrete joint sealer – I’d forgotten about that stuff :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#3 posted 07-26-2018 05:44 PM

Com’n along nicely, Beka.

-- Harold

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