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Q. We’ve replaced our roof three times since we bought our house in 1988. Each time they told us it was a 30-year roof, but they haven’t lasted more than 10 years at the most. more
Q. After Sandy we had to repair the walls along both sides of our driveway, which slopes down to our basement-level garage. The man who came told us to replace it . . . more
Q. We did construction about five years ago and had water problems immediately. Our children’s bedrooms are cold in the winter and the ceilings have stained . . . more
Q. I recently bought a store with a partner, and we’re trying to decide how much we should change it. more
Q. We’re in the middle of a construction problem, and hope you can help. Our contractor put wood columns in our house so it was easier to attach the sheetrock, he says. more
Q. We had our master bathroom redone last year, and the shower is leaking into the room below. It’s so frustrating, because the contractor and plumber have been back, repeatedly, but can’t find the leak. more
Q. I suggest, based on what I’ve had to learn the hard way, that schools teach classes on home construction, repairs, mortgages, financing, government relations, taxes and expenses. Kids have no idea what they’re in for . . . more
Q. A few years back we had some work done, and were given a contract that included a one-year guarantee for a second-floor addition with a deck. For the past six months we’ve had a leak . . . more
Q. I hope you can give me advice about choosing a contractor. My neighbor had work done, and the contractors promised to be on a schedule — even promised to work every day except Sundays. Right from the start that didn’t happen . . . more
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
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