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Applying liens

Happy New Year to all my fellow contractors! Wondering if anyone knows how to go about placing a lien on a property?!?! An immediate response would be greatly appreciated. We should...

Number of Responses 21 Date of Last Post July 27, 2015
Christmas blues!

Is it just me or are all you fellow contractors having the same problem with people booking in right now! I have giving a lot of estimates and everyboday says Jan/2009 I explain that if they wish done i...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post December 27, 2008
Hardwood Flooring Cleat Nailer Gun !!!

hi there i am looking for a good flooring cleat nailer gun ,,, not the expensive ones but the used ones ... any contractors out here no any good price ones? i was always using a staple gun and i...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post December 30, 2008
Cheap Homeowners !!!

hi there i am acontractor myself with his own business and i come across many homeowners trying to be cheap with me ,,, i do not charge high or even too less but in the middle where i feel comfortab...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post December 20, 2008
Estimating Software

Hello Guys, I was wondering if any of you GCs have found a good software package for esimates. I find myself spending a lot of time in the evening doing quotes using my own created package and would love t...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post December 27, 2008
can somebody help....

I'm about at the end of my rope. We just purchased our first home in January, and since then it's been an ongoing nightmare with lawyers, contractors, ect.... as it turns out the previous ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 30, 2009
A Contracto Who Stops Midway Through a Project

I am involved with a contractor who has stopped working on my home renovation project 2/3 of the way through. He's not responsive, nothings happening. I'm thinking of trying to get out of the ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post November 28, 2008
Painting

I have a contract to paint a 4 1/2 apartment with primer and 2 coats of paint. My customer will supply all the materials necessary. Could anyone give me an estimate of roughly how much I should charge...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post December 12, 2011
KItchen Tear Out

Hi All, I've been asked to complete a full kitchen tear out. Removal of upper and lower cabinets and counter top. Then the cabinet company will complete the installation of the new products and mat...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post November 23, 2008
SpacePak?

Hello to the contractors, We live in a century home in Manitoba, and are looking at options to replace the boiler which is approximately 20 years old. Currently we use window a/c units (2...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 1, 2009
Insulating Floors

The original portion of our house (approx. 700 sq. ft.) is built on posts with a poured concrete exterior wall (there are vents in the walls for air circulation); it initially was a cottage and ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post April 14, 2009
hardwood floors in seasonal homes

Hello. Is it advisable to use solid hardwood flooring either 4-5 in. plank or 2-3 in. boards on floors. We are looking at a UV oiled handscraped product but keep hearing from some flooring people it is ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post November 7, 2008
Sign up?

I'm considering signing on for the year. Before I part with my money, I was wondering if some of you other contractors could post a quick message to let me know if its worth the investment. The site...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post February 10, 2009
Drywall Project

Hi I was hoping someone could help me with an idea of a price range on some interior work I have too do on my house in Priddis. The house shouldn’t be ready for the work for about 3 months but I wanted to figur...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 31, 2009
New house behind existing house

Hi, we are in an older home which is very close to the road. We are thinking of building a new home behind our existing house. Our lot is 215' deep so we have the room. We would want to continue livin...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post July 13, 2009
Cedar Soffit

I was wondering what the average price is per foot for cedar soffit?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post July 11, 2008
Clients

I have been in renovations for 29 years now, 18 on my own. I've had the great privalege of working for some of the best people out there. I no longer advertise as my work comes from repeats/referr...

Number of Responses 43 Date of Last Post July 30, 2009
in-floor heating changes

I would think it POSSIBLE to pull in-floor heating (by simply cutting into existing zones) and running it above floor. Any comments...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post December 15, 2008
Concrete Slab Filling Section of Brick Wall

Years ago before I bought this house the front of it was raised. It is a semi-detached house built in 1957. The front door was raised and I believe concrete was used to fill the hole that the lower half of ...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post December 15, 2008
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