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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Q. We’ve lived in our split-level house for 40 years, and never had this kind of trouble. My insurance company says I have a basement and my house has four floors. They want to call our first floor a basement . . . more
Q. I got a letter from my village that says my house needs to be lifted, and that it’s mandatory because I was lucky enough to be 50 percent damaged by Sandy. more
Q. I want to open a restaurant, and want to know what I need to do. My father and I have never owned a restaurant. We found a space that used to be an office. more
Q. Our home was flooded in Hurricane Sandy, and even though most people didn’t get a “Sandy Repair permit,” we were told we needed one . . . more
Q. We have an old house that needs a lot of work. Several people have given us ideas and estimates, some so much that it almost seems like we’d be better off starting over . . . more
Q. We’ve waited two months fort a building permit and won’t start without one. Our three children can be away for the summer and won’t have to be exposed to dust, noise and danger. But we’re not making progress . . . more
Q. We’ve been interviewing architects and contractors for a large addition: Our house needs three more bedrooms. The existing ones are very small, so we want to push out at least 14 feet and up as well. more
Q. We started working with N.Y. Rising two years ago and have been through three caseworkers. We’re still confused about the program. Our house had about 10 inches of water . . . more
Q. My son is graduating from high school and hoping to go into engineering or architecture after finishing the “core” courses the university requires. What can you suggest he do to prepare for his career? more
Q. We read your column about stair railings and decks and want to share our experience. We had a home inspection to buy our first house last year . . . more
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