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Can we have a small secret cellar?

We're building a small house on a small budget. We want to dig a small cellar (maybe 6'x6') into the ground below the crawl space entrance and support its walls with a wood framework. Is this feasible? Or will the house cave in if we do this? You are not our architect, you are not our structural engineer. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jan 25, 2015 - 19 answers

Face spackle

Middle-aged and older women of Metafilter, what foundation do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jan 8, 2015 - 42 answers

What is this storage space built into my foundation and what is it for?

The concrete foundation in our 1909 bungalow-ish house has some kind of a storage container built into it. What could this have been used for? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Oct 24, 2014 - 18 answers

Do I really need a concrete foundation for my garden shed?

Just purchased a resin-viny Suncast Shed (model BMS5700). According to the manual it needs a concrete foundation, but I'm wondering if I can get away with just installing it on level ground. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jul 20, 2014 - 13 answers

Cutting a hole in foundation wall

Cutting a hole in foundation wall? [more inside]
posted by dabug on Mar 25, 2014 - 8 answers

What is the best liquid-based foundation for combination/oily Asian skin

I'm southeast Asian (Filipino), with deep yellow undertones and a very shiny T-zone. I need help finding a liquid-based foundation that both matches my skin tone, and helps control oil. I do not like using BareMinerals, because the powder gets all over the place, and I have no patience for cleaning brushes. What are the brands that I should be looking at? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Mar 8, 2014 - 14 answers


Can you point me toward any negative reviews of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Feb 14, 2014 - 6 answers

VCR Ate My Copy of The Half-Assed Approach to Foundation Repair

The decades-old parging/plaster on our basement walls is scabby and peeling. The concrete itself is crumbly in places and there are a couple of cracks. It seems to me that the solution to my problem is to remove the old parging/plaster, fill the cracks with hydraulic cement, and patch the crumbly parts. But I'm less clear on the hows, whys, and whens. [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Feb 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Beauty gurus - please help me colour-match my foundation!

I use MAC Studio Fix. I want to switch to Nars Sheer Glow. I would much prefer to buy online (not at a makeup counter), but colour-matching is a problem. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by Salamander on Feb 3, 2014 - 15 answers

Exterior brick restoration/refacing help

My house was built in 1910 and has several flavors of brick on it. How can I make them the same? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jan 26, 2014 - 8 answers

What do we need to know before we build our house?

We are preparing to build a house. We've been doing this for many months, have talked to architects, contractors, and our city's planning and building department, and we still have lots of questions. Lend us some expertise on foundations, design, and construction? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Dec 1, 2013 - 14 answers

So, who's using a great foundation?

Women of MeFi, tell me what's better than MAC Studio Fix Fluid. [more inside]
posted by Salamander on Aug 5, 2013 - 25 answers

New Floors, Mold, Destroy, Rebuild, New Floors

We refinished our hardwood floors. About three months later mold started growing up through the floor in a corner of the house. The moisture captured in the area buckled the floors. In the crawl space it looked like this (picture in linked version below) We removed all the fungus, and are now removing the area that was damaged. The big question was how this happened in the first place and why in this exact spot. This seems to be the answer. The spot where the moisture was getting in through the foundation was is a transition from the original foundation to a room addition that was done about 25 years ago. (yellow circle) (photo in linked version below) The transition has a crack in the foundation on both sides (yellow circle) There were NO foundation vents in this corner of the room, no ventilation. Moisture was getting in and trapped, fungus sprouted and destroyed the floors. Here is what I am trying to get information on: What do I do to the foundation wall, interior and exterior where this crack is to thwart any future moisture issues? Here is the same text with images
posted by silsurf on Mar 11, 2013 - 15 answers

Return to girliness is harder than I thought.

Need a good, reasonably priced primer/moisturizer to put on before makeup. Help? [more inside]
posted by Currer Belfry on Nov 28, 2012 - 19 answers

Best practices for applying powder foundation from a compact?

Most efficient way to get makeup from the compact to my face? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 22, 2012 - 5 answers

There's a hole in the driveway, dear Lisa, dear Lisa...

Who should I be contacting to fix this sinkhole? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips on Sep 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Oh just pass me the spackle already!

What are the best foundations for my skin? In particular, ones that don't make my skin look even worse! Basically, I have oily skin, black heads on the nose and chin, and frequent breakouts in the t-zone. I also have a ton of broken blood vessels around my nose and mouth and larger veins around my eyes and temples. More info on my regimen after the break... [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 6, 2012 - 21 answers

What makeup do I need for an outdoor wedding?

I'd like foundation and makeup strong enough to look good in photos from an outdoor wedding, but easy enough for a novice to apply. Do you have suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Jun 20, 2012 - 37 answers

What Should We Be Looking For In A Mason?

What should I know before finding a mason/masonry company to do brick repointing and foundation repair? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on May 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Hypochondriacs are people too.

Is my BB cream giving me mercury poisoning? [more inside]
posted by shipsthatburn on Apr 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Because I can't just photoshop the thing in real life...

Help me figure out this foundation/concealer business, please! [more inside]
posted by Because on Mar 8, 2012 - 22 answers

Fat-free foundation.

Is there a decent multi-purpose tinted moisturizer for someone who hates the feeling of moisturizer? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Mar 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Hey paleface

Looking for the impossible - a liquid foundation for pale skin that covers redness but not too many freckles, and lasts a good while without giving me spots. Recommend something! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 15, 2011 - 24 answers

Please make my foundation stop rejecting me!

I haven't worn makeup for years, but I'm in a new job and would like to pull together a more professional look. What can I do to make my flaky, sensitive, rejecting skin hold on to foundation smoothly for an entire day without looking sandblasted by noon? [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Sep 10, 2011 - 21 answers

What to do about crumbling foundation bricks in my detached garage?

My detached garage has some damaged foundation wall "bricks" - cinder block or masonry, not sure of right term. Detached garage photo, and a Closeup of damaged masonry bricks/cinder blocks. How bad is this and what kind of professional do I need to call about it? (Or can I fix it myself?) [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Creating the fourth wall

How much money and work would you estimate it would take to fix this basement? [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Apr 7, 2011 - 8 answers

No masks please--just a little makeup!

Please help a non-makeup-lady find some makeup! [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Jan 16, 2011 - 32 answers

Concealer to cover acne?

What type of concealer can I use to cover my acne that will a) look natural, and b) not make my blemishes any worse? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Oct 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Foundation And Earth

The good news: We found a house we love. The (you tell me if it's) bad news: Is the thing just sitting on a pile of bricks? [more inside]
posted by mittens on Oct 9, 2010 - 15 answers

Where can I find funding data for NGOs and Foundations for MDG projects?

Where can I find information about funding for the Millennium Development Goals? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Sep 23, 2010 - 1 answer

My lawn is on crack?

My lawn, both front and back yard, is developing rather large cracks in the soil. How can I close these up and ensure no damage is being done to the foundation? [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Jun 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Can I make my entire patio into a drain?

Insane in the membrane? Can I turn my entire concrete patio into a drain? [more inside]
posted by Izzy on Jun 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Big long crack in garage - what does it mean?

On a recent home inspection, we saw a scary crack running the whole length of the detached garage. The garage is about 25 feet from the rest of the unit. Yes there's a drainage problem on one side of the garage. How horrific is this crack and what is the worst case scenario for the foundation? How much does it cost to repair? [more inside]
posted by KimikoPi on Mar 7, 2010 - 4 answers

The foolish man built his shed upon the sand

Planning a shed on a beach. How should I build the foundation? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Mar 6, 2010 - 13 answers

I'm Too Old for the Draft

Is it safe to insulate around the crawlspace exit point for a hot water heater vent pipe? [more inside]
posted by Gingercat on Jan 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Does this makeup make my face look big?

What kind of foundation should I use for my greasy forehead that doesn't = breakouts? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Sep 21, 2009 - 17 answers

this will end well

[Renovation DIY filter] I need to install window wells for my basement windows. Is a drain really necessary or can I get away just by filling it with gravel? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Sep 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Finding the national artistic news spotlight?

Our non-profit arts organization has just earned the support (in the form of a very big grant) from an internationally renowned foundation. We've got a good system of press releases that we send out to local and regional contacts, but we're idealistically looking to see some national artistic attention as the result of getting this grant. Where/who should we attempt contact to really get noticed? [more inside]
posted by lifeofthunder on Jun 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Need a foundation that won't turn orange

Recommendations for not-too-expensive foundation that won't turn orange on my very pale ivory skin? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Apr 19, 2009 - 29 answers

Am I alone here?

Anyone know of a way to quantify (by region, nationally; individually, collectively; percentages, ballparks numbers, quotes, et cetera) how non-profit theatres are faring, say, from the past year year or two to now, in the pursuit of foundation money? Assiduous though my efforts have been, I need to put my to-date dismal efforts into perspective for myself and soon, methinks, for others. Thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl on Mar 1, 2009 - 1 answer

Will our drained pool survive a NE winter?

Will an empty in-ground plaster pool survive a winter in the North East US or does it need to be filled/winterized/etc.? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Dec 9, 2008 - 4 answers


A company did additional work they were not authorized by us to do to our house, and now our house is broken. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I water my house foundation to keep it from cracking, and if so, what is the science behind how that helps?

Should I water my house foundation to keep it from cracking, and if so, what is the science behind how that helps? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever on Aug 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Education giving in Miami?

My organization is searching for foundations or individual donors in the Miami area who fund education related projects in Miami-Dade. Do you know of any? [more inside]
posted by ejvalentine on Aug 1, 2008 - 4 answers

How to fix a leaky basement

Should I fix my leaky basement from the inside or the outside? [more inside]
posted by Badmichelle on Jun 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Please help me find a charity I heard about a few years ago.

I've decided to give away my economic stimulus check to a variety of charities and foundations. I'm trying to locate a particular charity which provided financial support to blues musicians in need of assistance with food, medical bills, home repairs, burial expenses, etc. I've located the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and it seems wonderful, but I do not think this is the organization I am looking for. I don't know much more except that I believe the org I am looking for was founded by one person and more recently than the R&B Foundation. I have lots of ideas for general donations but I'm looking to do something in this niche, so suggestions of any groups providing assistance to out of luck musicians would be great as well...
posted by rollbiz on Apr 27, 2008 - 16 answers

Is a life without makeup in my future?

Foundationfilter: Ladies, have any of you had success clearing your skin for good by foregoing foundation of any type? [more inside]
posted by notjustfoxybrown on Mar 17, 2008 - 23 answers

Not all it's cracked up to be.

What is the best way to repair a home's foundation? [more inside]
posted by batcrazy on Mar 10, 2008 - 13 answers

basement cracks

anyone have experience dealing with basement cracks? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Jan 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Benefits of Recording Academy membership

If you are or were a member of the Recording Academy (Grammy Fdn), would you recommend I join? Has it had any notable benefits or negatives that weren't clear to you before you joined, and has it been worth the annual fee? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Nov 27, 2007 - 2 answers

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