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Q. My question is about handicapped requirements. I’m in a wheelchair, and I work in the city and take public transportation. I’m wondering why it took so long for the City of New York to do anything about handicapped access . . . more
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
This Thanksgiving, I want to take time to thank the readers of this column. Next week will mark 28 years that I’ve answered readers’ questions, and I hope . . . more
Q. Is it possible to find a contractor who’s reasonable? We don’t have a lot of money. We thought we had a contractor, but it fell through. We’ve so far interviewed . . . more
Q. We’re very frustrated. We can’t get a permit before winter, and might have to wait for spring. We applied for a permit to add a family room and open our kitchen, but are being told . . . 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. 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. 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
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