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My house appears to be sagging. Is the answer in the teleposts?

About 8 years ago we had to pile (X4) the south side of our 1100 foot bungalow. They went 25feet deep on each. A structural engineer was consulted prior to the work. We have now noticed significant...

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How much would something like this cost?

I found this picture on TrustedPros and may be interested in a similar project but would first like to know what the estimated cost would be....

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How much would something like this cost?

I found this picture on TrustedPros and may be interested in a similar project but would first like to know what the estimated cost would be....

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Lintels installation and material costs in Ottawa

What would be the estimated cost of installing Lintels over the basement door, windows (2) including materials as per Building code in Ottawa? ...

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Unevenly installed slate floors

Hi. I am looking at purchasing a home that has brand new but badly installed natural slate floors. The are uneven. Can they be fixed in some way without tearing up and replacing? They are so beautiful th...

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Asphalt Melted Siding

Recently had our driveway paved. After the driveway was complete I noticed the front corner of the house had melted. The house sits a good 30" above the driveway. It appears to have only affected a short se...

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Dimensional Lumber or LVL for Flush Beam

I have a 6' opening in a load bearing wall which is currently supported by double 2x10 dropped beams. I want to convert these into a flush beams. Do I need to to use LVLs for this? Regards...

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Asphalt Roof Lifespan

What is the lifespan of the asphalt shingles that a typical builder in Ontario would have installed in 2006 (15 years ago)? A number of shingles have curved/changed colour from medium brown...

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Rain makes an obnoxious tapping sound??

Hello, I had new eaves installed three years ago. Every time there is heavy rain I can hear a thudding noise coming from over the roof into the second story bedroom. It sounds like water dropping into a ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post July 13, 2021
Cantilevered Sill Plate

Is there a cantilevered sill plate on all sides of the home beneath the vinyl siding?. We recently had an inspection and it revealed that on the left and rear sides of the home the sill plate extended beyon...

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