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Q. I’m trying to decide on many possibilities for lighting this holiday season. My kids want a big display, with Santa and reindeer on the roof, so I’m pondering . . . more
Q. My parents are getting older, and we’ve discussed having them move in with us. The recent tax change also makes it more necessary, so we have less taxes to pay between both households. more
Q. I have a cement brick (concave) garage, probably 100 years old. The rear wall has a crack from the ceiling to the floor. The interior opening is about a quarter-inch wide . . . more
Q. We bought our house six months ago and had to repair several things. One of them is the concrete below our siding, which is falling apart in many places. It’s crumbling so much that . . . more
Q. My contractor didn’t follow the plans for our new house, which replaces the old house, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. It took us years to get the money, and we started a few weeks ago. more
Q. My house had a fire, and everything is being replaced. While doing all this, we were told that the boiler, which partially blocks our basement stairs, could be replaced with a much smaller one . . . more
Q. I read your column about steel beams, and was wondering about balconies on big buildings. I walk on the boardwalk in Long Beach several days a week, and see that some buildings are being repaired, exposing steel beams . . . more
Q. I’m selling my house, and learned that the detached garage has no permit, even though it was built by the former owner. I thought when we bought the house, as I was told, everything was legal. The garage plans . . . more
Q. We read your column about steel beams in a crawl space (indoors), and wonder about our house, which was lifted and put on columns with steel beams underneath, holding everything up. more
Q. We want to add a second-floor extension to our Cape Cod so our bedrooms and bathroom have straight walls. We don’t plan to make the rooms bigger, just tall enough to stand in. more
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