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Why is the insulation covered in moisture on the inside.....against the insulation?

Why is the insulation covered in moisture against the vapour barrier?...

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Cost for Architectural and Mechanical drawings for my retail tenant improvement project

What is a ball park high end cost on this service? Architectural - Demolition Plan, Construction Plan, Finish Plan, Elevation Plan and Reflected Ceiling Plan . Mechanical - Plumbing and H...

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Crawlspace question

We have a small crawlspace in our basement (closed off from the rest of the basement) which has a dirt/soil floor and it is currently covered with a plastic sheet. We were told that it is not good t...

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Roofer problems

We hired a roofing company to do our roof I was getting an uneasy feeling after they showed up and dropped off their shingles and told me the house would have to be resheeted and then was going the leave the ch...

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Deck railing posts

I recently put up new deck railing posts 4 x 4 and secured them inside rim joist with 1/2 hex head through bolts and simpson tension ties. Two posts have come loose within weeks of install. Is this due to P...

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Cost for re shingling

Cost of reshingling a 1500sq foot bungalow as well as repairing water damage in garage due to leaking flashing around chimneys....

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Painting oak colored baseboard, trim, doors and cupboards

I have a few questions. Our house was built in the 80s.. our entire main floor is honey oak hardwood and all of our baseboards and trim are a light brown (oak like) color. Some of windows have white t...

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Water damage to laminate flooring

I had water back up and flood my newly installed laminate floor. It now makes a cracking noise when walked on. Is the only solution replacing the damaged area? I believe the laminate is still available....

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Are Footings Required Under Sono Tubes

I plan to build a 4'x6' sauna. I want to put it on four 6" Sono tubes for support. If these are buried below the frost line, do I need to install footings under the tubes? The soil is mos...

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Is there a company inspect/audit of what contractors have done?

I have this question because my contractor has done some bad work. I worry if some work he has done has health and safety issues. Is there a company I can hire to go through what my contractor did and write a r...

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Second kitchen?

Do I need a permit to put in a second kitchen in the basement of an elevated bungalow?...

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Who’s the most accurate Estimating Take Off Software?

Currently we use Clearestimates based out of the US. I have a few issues with the software including but not limited to the assemblies don’t have common components like “Big Foots, Ledger Boards, Metal ...

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Loose Stone Steps

Our entrance has these loose stone steps. Any ideas for quick fixes or best long-term solution?...

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Drywall

Can we put 1/4” permabase over regular drywall in a walk-in shower that we are putting a shower surround on?...

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We have a serious problem with a licensed contractor we hired to repair dry rot on the front of our house in preparation before putting our house up for sale. Need help!

We have a serious problem. We hired a licensed contractor to repair dry rot on the front of our house in preparation before putting our house up for sale. Yesterday Pest Inspector & Home Inspector stated plac...

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Estimate for Range Hood Installation

We are planning our kitchen reno in Etobicoke and trying to make sure we vent the range hood outside - currently there is no range hood. What is the approximate cost for installation of the hood on a kitchen w...

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Shower grout cracked and loose

My shower grout between wall and floor tile is coming loose since the chaulking in some areas has peeled away. Should I have someone come in to repair the grout (remove and replace some areas) or do it...

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Electrician challenges

I am volunteering at Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, currently building a semi. A large union, commercial oriented electrical contractor has come on board supplying materials and labour. They are crea...

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Example off written contract with plumber

I need example of written contract with plumber. Job is in condominium therefore it has to specify warranty for labor, material and for how long. In case of damage, flood in my property and to other pro...

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How to rearrange my long closet?

I have a closet that is about 12 feet long and has two doors, one on each side. I have a horizontal poll that goes accross with a wire shelf on top. I would like to rearrange the inside of the closet so I...

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