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Cost to add a front porch

Good day, I am the kind of person who needs an indoor/outdoor space, a covered porch or a sun room off the side. I'm wondering how much it would cost to add a front porch, with roof,...

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How to go about a contractor who will not fix/touch up sloppy work?

I recently had my home renovated. My staircases were completed sloppy and poorly. Steps splintering, not measured to fit, not enough caulking and risers not painted.The contractor dismisses responsibili...

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What is the cost to replace wood pickets with iron?

Would like to change out the builder oak pickets/balusters with iron. I plan to refinish the remaining wood product (stairs/risers/banister) myself. What is a fairly accurate estimate for ...

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What wood to use for board and batten exterior siding?

I'm going to be building a shed and wondering what the best type of wood to use for board and batten is. Would pine be the wood of choice or should I use brown pressure?...

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Turning a 1.5 story house to a 3/4 or 2

Hello, I am just wondering what the costs would be like for changing a 1.5 story house into a 3/4 or 2? It is just very narrow upstairs and we would like more space. It already has a bathroom ups...

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Water entry to basement

Hi, I would greatly appreciate an answer to the question, Would a missing patio stone next to foundation cause water to enter basement? Not sure if photos are there but if you answer I can send ...

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Centre drain sink to rear drain sink

Hi, Is it a difficult DIY job to change a centre drain sink to a rear drain sink? Thanks...

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Sand in my basement window frames

Our house is a bi-level, and we have siding on the upper level of the house. The lower level, that is approximately half out of the ground, has a stucco finish. All of the basement windows are dou...

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Who is responsible for permits and who pays the fines?

Hello, Just curious about permits and from what I've read it is the homeowners responsibility to get the required permits and they will be fined if they are working without one, correct? ...

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How much does it cost per foot to paint a fence

I have a 2000 ft by 5ft high fence that needs to be painted. How much does it cost per foot? Both sides....

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