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Tile base for a walk in shower or shower base

Trying to figure out what to go with? My concern about tiling the floor (which of course can be customized for size versus a pre-fab base) is the grout .... over time with all the water can affect ...

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Sq Foot Pricing For Painting

I'm an experienced Painter and new to Bellville area. Could someone advice me on Sq ft pricing for new construction and re paints.....

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Converting basement to legal basement rental

Bought a home with a two bedroom basement, separate entrance, full bathroom, and most of the kitchen space completed. Kitchen is missing the fan and stove hook up. Has a sink and fridge working alre...

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Fascia Area

My soffit area needed to be opened, my house was built in the 1950's and the fascia wood is a 1" board that were nailed in, I was told that normally it is a 1/4" plywood that is used for...

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Aluminum chimney removal

In Quebec is a siding installer or carpenter able to remove an aluminum chimney fasten to the roof and side of the house? ...

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What are the Legal basement in Mississauga/Ontario Inspections stages?

Hi i am trying to understand the exact stages of inspection for each realm of work associated with making a legal basement, Like before framing after framing , what type of plumbing work etc ...

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In Misissauga Ontario do you need licensed plumber for legal basement.

If I am having my legal basement rental done do I need a licensed plumber to do the work or must it simply be to OBC and inspections, and or can i do it my self, all the relevant permits are in place an...

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Damp Brickwall Problem

I have an at grade area (5'x5') of exterior brick that is frequently damp. It seems worse after it rains but it will stay damp days and even weeks without rain. There is a outdoor faucet in the...

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Basement foundation for a 24 x 24 construction in Moncton, NB

What would it cost to build a basement foundation on a piece of land that previously had a home that burned down? We don't know for sure yet, if the concrete was all removed though, it might ne...

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Vinyl flooring with no padding

Basement contractor put vinyl planks with no padding. Planks are 7 mm thick but the concrete floor is not level. As I step on it I feel it depressing/ going down and popping back out. It has been directly ...

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Please provide feedback: Kitchen measurements and kitchen cabinets

I signed up with a contractor to do my basement. The contract said 14 feet MDF kitchen will be installed. Kitchen exceeding the included limit will be charged at an additional $190/linear feet. and Quar...

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How many hours does it take to do plumbing in a Residential basement?

I have provided a picture it is fairly straight forward 1 Sprinkler system , 2 Bathroom (3 peice) side by side and 1 kitchen sink and 1 laundry washer. this is the work needing done....

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Incomplete Roof

I got my roof done this year, now I see the inside of the white eaves-trough as before I only saw the green colour. The builder had painted the outside to match the color of the house. Do not understand why...

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Documentation needed for building permit

I am looking to hire a team to rebuild my attached garage. I was wondering what documentation is needed to get a permit?...

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Contractor Final Payment

I hired a contractor and we agreed to do our ensuite bathroom and front hall and closet. He sent us the broken down invoice with the 3 installment options which totaled to about 25,000 + tax. We have ...

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Cost for Fence Replacement

Cost to replace 42 ft of 6ft fence with lattice with 7 posts. Also a 3ft gate same as fence with 2ft and 2 posts at gate and 1 post with 4ft of fence....

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post June 6, 2022
Cost to tear down rotten 450 sq ft deck and replace with 2nd story 12x24 composite deck with aluminum railing

I have a rotten deck and would like to replace it with either composite or pressure treated depending on price. I am looking for a ballpark price to decide if I even have enough saved because I have heard pric...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post May 23, 2022
Certification for HVAC business in British Columbia

Hi, I’m an Irish hVAC tech that has lived in Vancouver for almost 3 years. I am thinking about starting my own business but I am wondering if I need my red seal here or can I use my Irish certification...

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How much to plaster 3800 Sq ft?

How much to plaster 3800 Sq ft?...

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Cost of my roof replacement

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