Why You Should Never Use Plastic to Protect Your Walls From Moisture

Super Powers I am a member of the Fishers Rotary Club, and we have guest speakers in each week and also let a member speak about their own personal lives and Rotary experience.  At the end of each talk, we get to ask questions, sometimes silly questions like “what is your favorite ice cream flavor?”  I have added my own silly question, which is, “If you could have a super power, what would it be?”      As a painting and drywall contractor, there are plenty of days that I wish I had a super power.  Mine would be X-Ray vision. Water is Good, Water is Bad One of the great contradictions of living on our wonderful planet is that of water.  It is a life giving and life preserving element to all of the world’s inhabitants, but it can also be a harmful and devastating element.  Floods, tsunamis and dangerous rain storms have the power to take lives. Not insignificantly, water can be a terror to your home also.  Those of you who have had the unfortunate experience of a flooded basement know how devastating that can be, and the insurance companies are not wild about you having suffered that experience.  On a smaller, but no less maddening level is having water enter your home from above or outside.  Roof leaks, ice dams, burst pipes and flooded toilets can wreak almost as much havoc on your domicile. This is where my desire for X-Ray vision comes in.  Often, when I am called in to look at the result of some sort of water intrusion, I can make a...