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Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Q. We had our bathroom renovated recently, and were down to the last details. The shower door needed installing, and we got a handyman, because the contractor thought it was too small for him to do. more
Q. We have these black spots on our front yard and side yard window sills and, against the white paint, it looks awful. We only started noticing them within the past month. Could this be mold? more
Q. Our deck was built 30 years ago. Now we’re getting ready to sell, and changed the handrails and replaced some boards, but an inspector showed up and gave us a “notice of violation.” We didn’t know a deck needs a permit . . . more
Q. Our deck was built 30 years ago by my husband and a contractor/friend. Now we’re getting ready to sell, and changed the handrails and replaced some boards, but when we did this, an inspector showed up and gave us a “notice of violation.” more
Q. We’re having problems with the contractor and the architect now that our work has started. The contractor says the plans are incomplete and don’t show . . . more
Q. I have a fence in my front yard and want to replace it with a wall because I live on a main road, and cars have crashed into the fence a few times and I’ve had to replace it. It’s hard to understand that someone would hit your fence, damage property and just drive off . . . more
Q. I’m appalled at the invasion of privacy going on with my property, namely the surveillance that led to a code violation for my backyard shed, fence and pool. I was told . . . more
Q. Sometimes you sound really pessimistic about trusting builders. It has made us very concerned about doing the window replacement, re-siding and roofing we need. Should we interview more than three contractors . . . more
Q. We need more space, and want to use our garage for a family room. Do we need a permit for that? Also, the garage doors need to stay . . . more
Q. We’re planning a new kitchen, and I have a kitchen designer and an architect telling me I should replace my new refrigerator because it sticks out 4 inches from the cabinets. I really don’t want to . . . more
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