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Musty smell after rain

After it rains heavily, there is a musty smell in the basement located near the area of the downspout. The downspout goes directly into the ground. There is no water on the inside that I can see and this ha...

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Concrete Driveway Sealer

Looking for advice/recommendation on a good concrete driveway sealer (brand and type) From what I have read, I am looking for a penetrating sealer (need to stop freeze/thaw damage...

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Time and cost of replacing an old en-suite jacuzzi tub

We have an old (20 years) jacuzzi tub with jets in our en-suite that we’d like to replace with a regular non jetted tub. Approximately how much would a job like that cost, and how long would that ta...

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Painting Pre Cast Window Keystones

Can pre cast keystones be painted? Ours have gotten a blackish discoloration over the years. They are just a no colour concrete like colour, don’t believe any colour was added. Thanks for your he...

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Fixing Asphalt driveway

I recently has my asphalt driveway replaced. A friend parked their motorcycle on it and the kickstand left a toonie sized hole about a 1/2" deep. The driveway is less than three weeks old. What can I do...

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Estimated cost to repair basement water leak

Hi there is a water leakage in my basement whenever there is heavy rains. The basement is unfinished. Can anyone tell me the estimated cost to repair the same?the leak is at three different places in the ba...

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What building code regulations for Basement Bedroom?

Besides egress window, what other building code regulations are there for basement bedroom (no kitchen)? Can 2 bedrooms be put on opposite ends of house, both with own bathroom? Can int...

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How much to stain new fence?

Average cost for staining fence, including all materials and labour ...

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Legalize secondary apartment with entrance from garage

I’m in Waterloo ON area and want to make my basement apartment legal. Currently there’s a separate entrance for the basement through garage. Would this be acceptable? Thank you...

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Electrical panel and HVAC Arrangement in Basement

Hi Pros, I am living in a detached home in Whitby, Ontario and currently planning to remodel my basement. I am looking for some professional answers/suggestions. Is it permissible and safe pra...

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