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Sunday, August 30, 2015
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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
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
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