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Floating LVP floor is buckling after 1 week

We had a contractor install a Coretec galaxy vinyl plank floor throughout our 550 sqft condo. It was vacant for a couple of months after installation but dry & temperature controlled. In March my in-laws moved ...

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Depth of Fence Posts

Do privacy fence posts have to be below frost line? Minimum depth? Looking to build 6 foot and 8 foot high....

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Privacy for Small Backyard

Hello, I live in Paris, Ontario and built a new home in a typical city lot subdivision. My back yard is very small with nearly no privacy beyond a 6ft fence. The rear neighbors have two-storey homes tha...

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Walls cracking after re-pipe

I recently had a waste piping re-pipe tunnel and bore under slab in the Dallas area. Now my interior doors won't close. What would have caused this, and contractor won't fix. Do I have to pay him....

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Sqare Footage for Painting Estimates

When you bid on a paint job do you estimate by floor sq ft or the actual wall sq footage? I've heard both?...

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Cost for Legal Basement

I want to get a legal finished basement constructed for my detached house. It has one car garage. The total area of the house would be 1950 Sq ft. Can anyone please give me a rough estimate of total cost for co...

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Can our contractor put a lien on our home?

I hired a contractor to remove my carpet and refinish the hardwood underneath in the family room and to install hardwood on my stairs. He asked for 4000 and we gave him $1500 upfront. Yesterday he started s...

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Lintels in wood frame residential construction not always done by pros?

I've gone over BCBC 2018 revision 2 (latest as of writing) and I've read in detail about lintel (header) spans and sizes, from the span tables and the three sections that reference i...

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Extension of semi detached house

I live in Scarborough and own a two story semi detached house. Would like to know if I can extend by first floor by 15 feet in my back yard my backyard is 100 feet long....

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Running new Ethernet cables to upstairs bedrooms

We would like to run Ethernet from our router (in the basement) to the upstairs bedrooms and we would like to know either a good DIY option, or roughly how much it would cost for a professional to d...

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