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I started to build a backyard barbecue with a countertop and refrigerator. I also put in a patio and built a roof over the whole thing so we can have a shaded table. I don’t see why I need a permit, since it isn’t a “house addition.” more
Q. My neighbors are a royal pain. They don’t have anything better to do than watch everybody and complain. We knew it was them who reported us, because . . . more
Q.We recently moved into our first home and know we need a permit because we want to add a master bedroom and bath. When we closed on the house, our attorney said the title report showed a “clean” C of O. Now we hear that isn’t true . . . more
Q. We’re finally ready to add to our house, but dread doing it because of all the “wait time.” Our neighbors started planning two years ago, and haven’t got plans yet. The house down the street . . . more
Q. I work in the city, and my sister and brother-in-law just moved to a high-rise apartment building as well. My question is, after seeing the horrible fire in London and thinking back about the World Trade Center . . . more
Q. I work in the city, and my sister and brother-in-law just moved to a high-rise apartment building as well. My question is, after seeing the horrible fire disaster in London and thinking back about the World Trade Center, how safe are we, working and living in a tall building? more
Q. We’re planning a home in Georgia, and our contractor is telling us we can have a basement only if our house is more out of the ground instead of underground. It’s a hilly plot, so we want to exit from the basement in the back . . . more
Q. We’re concerned about lightning and our new house. Should we have lightning rods, and what are the dangers of different roofs, like regular shingles, slate or metal? What about solar collectors? Do they pose more attraction or danger? more
Q. We are re-building our home after years since Hurricane Sandy.  The dirt under our house collapsed.  We could see across under our garage . . . more
Q. We’re having an electrical problem and need advice. We recently bought our first home and decided to replace old ceiling fans. We moved in at the beginning of March and thought we had plenty of time to replace the fans before . . . more
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