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Q. We’re looking at a property for a vacation home and the development is beautiful, but the only site we’re interested in is at the bottom of a steep hill. If we buy the property, how can we avoid the drainage problems . . . more
Q. We have a very big problem. Our house was lifted and is now sitting on its new foundation, but at the wrong height. Our architect and contractor were recommended by the NY Rising program . . . more
Q. We closed on our first house, and someone complained about our fences. We got a notice on our door they aren’t legal. We checked with the building inspector, who said . . . more
Q. We met with three architects, three contractors and an interior designer and also went to our building department because we just want everything to go smoothly, with no problems, since we’re doing a big job . . . more
Q. I want to know what to do about my porch now that we’re selling the house. We changed it from a screened porch to a year-round sunroom (though it’s not heated) about 15 years ago, and thought it was no problem. more
Q. We’re being told that our new front porch can be held up by fiberglass columns. This is confusing, because we wonder if it could be strong enough to hold up the roof. Is this a common thing to do? more
Q. We’ve never renovated a home before, and we’re wondering what to expect each of the people we might hire to be able to do for us. For example, do we need an engineer if we hire an architect . . .? more
Q. We’ve been working with an architect to renovate our house, and want to know what she should be doing for us. We thought we’d get some things that we now find out aren’t going to be done. more
Q. I’ve been looking for ways to save water, and have some ideas to share with your readers. Most people think their water bill pays for water, but it doesn’t, really . . . more
Q. We’re having a problem with our shower. The tile started to lean out in spots and the seams have opened up. We’re told by our tile guy that the sheetrock is the problem . . . more
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