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How can I verify the credentials of a mold remediator? (ie. if they are really IICRC accredited?)

Where do you verify the credentials of a mold remediator claiming to be IICRC accredited? Since our home is still on warranty, the builder has hired a mold remediation company to remove the mold affe...

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Can you receive a final invoice without ever receiving an initial quote?

We offered our tenant 350 off per month for 2 months for her boyfriend to complete landscaping work and a few odd jobs (15- 20 hours of work max, for $700) that's conservative 35 dollars a...

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Deck holes filled with concrete

My contractor made a mistake placing deck holes in many different distance apart from each other. He already filled them with concrete. He said will fix the problem but is trying to figure out how.. would be be...

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Looking for advice, withholding final payment

Hi Thanks for your response in advance. My contractor and I are trying to complete a project but we have hit a road block, there are multiple items that I would like him to complete or rectify in the ori...

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Looking for a price on installation of laminate flooring

Looking for a price to remove old carpet, tack strips, etc. Put new Underlayment and laminate, quarter rnd and 2 transitions and eliminate some squeaky spots (screws or something) 260sq.f...

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Back door sill plate and floor by back door appear to be bowing or sinking

Back door sill plate and floor by back door appear to be bowing or sinking. Can see evidence when someone walks over the area, and there is space or gaps between the wall tiles and the floor that have appea...

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Creating a loft office above our vaulted ceiling living room

I would like to span 15’ to build a loft room above my living room what’s the required floor joist without supporting beams?...

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Thermostat Reading Outdoor Temperature Instead of Home Temperature

My thermostat is reading the outdoor temperature (which has been in the low 90F's the past several days) and I am wondering if it is wiser for me to keep the heater on a low temperature or put the c...

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Cost for aluminum railings replacement

Estimate cost to replace balcony/entryway railings?...

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Floating LVP floor is buckling after 1 week

We had a contractor install a Coretec galaxy vinyl plank floor throughout our 550 sqft condo. It was vacant for a couple of months after installation but dry & temperature controlled. In March my in-laws moved ...

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Depth of Fence Posts

Do privacy fence posts have to be below frost line? Minimum depth? Looking to build 6 foot and 8 foot high....

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Privacy for Small Backyard

Hello, I live in Paris, Ontario and built a new home in a typical city lot subdivision. My back yard is very small with nearly no privacy beyond a 6ft fence. The rear neighbors have two-storey homes tha...

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Walls cracking after re-pipe

I recently had a waste piping re-pipe tunnel and bore under slab in the Dallas area. Now my interior doors won't close. What would have caused this, and contractor won't fix. Do I have to pay him....

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Sqare Footage for Painting Estimates

When you bid on a paint job do you estimate by floor sq ft or the actual wall sq footage? I've heard both?...

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Cost for Legal Basement

I want to get a legal finished basement constructed for my detached house. It has one car garage. The total area of the house would be 1950 Sq ft. Can anyone please give me a rough estimate of total cost for co...

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Can our contractor put a lien on our home?

I hired a contractor to remove my carpet and refinish the hardwood underneath in the family room and to install hardwood on my stairs. He asked for 4000 and we gave him $1500 upfront. Yesterday he started s...

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Lintels in wood frame residential construction not always done by pros?

I've gone over BCBC 2018 revision 2 (latest as of writing) and I've read in detail about lintel (header) spans and sizes, from the span tables and the three sections that reference i...

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Extension of semi detached house

I live in Scarborough and own a two story semi detached house. Would like to know if I can extend by first floor by 15 feet in my back yard my backyard is 100 feet long....

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Running new Ethernet cables to upstairs bedrooms

We would like to run Ethernet from our router (in the basement) to the upstairs bedrooms and we would like to know either a good DIY option, or roughly how much it would cost for a professional to d...

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Is it acceptable to paint down the basement floor to reduce dust in the basement?

Is it acceptable to paint down the basement floor and / or seal it to keep the dust down. In the long term I would like to finish the basement with a wood floor are there any implications if I paint/sea...

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