Who was the first person to break a backboard in a basketball game?

Answer The first person to break a backboard in the NBA was Gus Johnson, who played for the Baltimore Bullets, in 1964. Daryl Dawkins is also know for shattering backboards, but his first did not come unt... Read More »

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Fencing as a Sound Barrier for Barking Dogs?

Excessive barking can be a serious problem for pet owners and their neighbors. By serving as a barrier that absorbs and reflects sound, fencing can be part of the solution.

Who broke the record for breaking the sound barrier?

Chuck Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier; he did it by flying a small, bullet-shaped aircraft at Mach 1, which is the speed of sound (760 MPH at sea level, 660 MPH at 40,000 feet).... Read More »

When would you use a moisture barrier or not use moisture barrier laying concrete slab?

It may not matter too much in a small shed but the plastic (usually 6 mil) will keep the moisture from migrating from the soil up through the concrete and into the building.

If a house has plastic vapor barrier on the inside walls and a foil barrier on the exterior of the house should you remove the existing old outer foil when residing?

Answer Unless your home is heated by electric baseboard you may take it down if you wish. However the foil has reflective heat values, which means it reflects out the heat from the sun in the summe... Read More »