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Q. I hired a carpenter to rebuild my garage because it was rotted and leaning. The roof was OK, so we kept it, but all the walls were stripped away and replaced. In the middle of the job . . . more
Q. Our new home is pretty old, from 1920. We want to update it and have a lot of concerns, with taxes if we enlarge it, cost if we get rid of walls, widening our driveway to park more cars and . . . more
Q. We want to re-insulate our house before winter while we renovate, and aren’t sure about which type to use. The costs seem to be very different between fiberglass and foam. more
Q. Our central air conditioning unit sits next to the rear corner of our house, and even though it’s 25 feet from our patio, where we entertain, it still makes a lot of noise when it runs. more
Q. We noticed a chip in our porcelain bathtub, made by the tile guy when our bathroom was renovated about three months ago. The tile company sent someone to repair it . . . more
Q. My wife and I bought a condo on the top floor in a tall building on the beach and have lived there for seven years. Now she wants to sell because she’s worried about what happened to the building in Surfside, Fla. more
Q. I am so frustrated about my construction. I am acting as contractor, and the guy framing my house, whom I trust completely, is saying my plans are ridiculously over-designed . . . more
Q. I’m wondering if our garage floor, which was completely removed and replaced with a new concrete floor, is strong enough for our cars and my pickup truck. more
Q. We’re doing work on our home that has been going on for over 10 months, and we chose to stay in the house, which has been a little nerve-racking at times . . . more
moved some shelves in my basement recently only to discover black mold on the wall. My basement is a little musty most of the time and I run a dehumidifier . . . more
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