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Q. We’re looking at a property for a vacation home and the development is beautiful, but the only site we’re interested in is at the bottom of a steep hill. If we buy the property, how can we avoid the drainage problems . . . more
Q. We have a very big problem. Our house was lifted and is now sitting on its new foundation, but at the wrong height. Our architect and contractor were recommended by the NY Rising program . . . more
Q. We closed on our first house, and someone complained about our fences. We got a notice on our door they aren’t legal. We checked with the building inspector, who said . . . more
Q. We met with three architects, three contractors and an interior designer and also went to our building department because we just want everything to go smoothly, with no problems, since we’re doing a big job . . . more
Q. We were intrigued by the old house we bought, especially when we decided to renovate to add two bedrooms now that we’re expecting. The contractor we met with told us it would be a shame to change the house very much . . . more
Q. We’re being told that our new front porch can be held up by fiberglass columns. This is confusing, because we wonder if it could be strong enough to hold up the roof. Is this a common thing to do? more
Q. We’ve been working with an architect to renovate our house, and want to know what she should be doing for us. We thought we’d get some things that we now find out aren’t going to be done. more
Q. I’ve been looking for ways to save water, and have some ideas to share with your readers. Most people think their water bill pays for water, but it doesn’t, really . . . more
Q. We’re having a problem with our shower. The tile started to lean out in spots and the seams have opened up. We’re told by our tile guy that the sheetrock is the problem . . . more
Q. We’re changing our kitchen, and people have given us conflicting information. The kitchen store says they install the kitchen but charge extra to remove the old one, and we have to tell them what appliances we want. A contractor says . . . more
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