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Contractor over contract time

My contractor is now 3 weeks over contract date for repairs to my home for a water damage insurance claim. The work that they have completed is poor to say the least. I'm spending way more money and are rep...

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Rescinding on contract

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Build entrance door to basement in Mississauga

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What are the best materials for roofing and siding?

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Any issues with Trex Composite?

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What is the cause of water coming from inside furnace room?

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A small amount of asbestos was found in a home we want to purchase. Should this be a deal breaker?

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What do I need in order to start reno business?

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How much would it cost to install 340 feet of baseboard in multiple rooms of a house? The baseboard is already bought and painted.

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Parging of interior garage wall

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