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Below-grade entrance + water

I called 3 different contractors and got 3 different answers! I'm hopeful that I can get my question answered here! Thanks in advance. I live in Mississauga and I am thinking of putting in a belo...

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How do I get caulking contracts in Winnipeg?

I have a blueskin company and I also want to get into commercial caulking, but don't know where to start. I've done blueskinning for manitoba housing but they are not affiliated with large parade j...

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Budget price for outdoor deck

I am thinking down the road about an outdoor deck and am curious for budget purposes what it might cost. The project is fairly simple: an L-shaped deck of approx. 240 sq. feet, no stairs, no raili...

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20 amp double breaker

Hello, Have a double 20 amp breaker for 2 hardwires heaters. Looking to take one heater out and put in a 15 amp outlet for a cabinet freezer. Am i able to do that? Thanks...

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Terminating dealings with home contractor?

We hired a contractor to do some renovations on our home. It was supposed to be a three-day job. That was over three weeks ago. Every day is something new. He's arrived three times and "forgotten...

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Cost of drawings & permits in Etobicoke

Hello, I'm looking to get a bedroom put over my garage. The garage is attached to the house with nothing over it. I was wondering how much it would cost to get drawings and permits done for this...

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How to shine natural hardwood flooring?

I have a beagle dog and he has continued to scratch the hardwood flooring. I have used BONA liquid to refresh the hardwood but the results are minimal. Should I use oOlive oil to shine it and somehow hide the...

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How much would something like this cost?

I found this picture on TrustedPros and may be interested in a similar project but would first like to know what the estimated cost would be....

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Contractor not invoicing

Hi, We hired a GC last fall to replace the entire roof section. He gave us a written estimate on which we agreed. We split the total costs in 4 payments. We paid him 3 payments in cheques already. ...

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Difference in fencing costs - PT vs cedar

I have a new home, flat lot, no rocks. I am looking at 140 linear feet @ 6 ft with three gates. I live in lower Okanagan....

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What stain does your company use?

Hello, Have you found a stain out there that will hold up to the elements and not peel? They all promise that but I have yet to find one that holds up to the promise....

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Looking to build a deck on my house

Hi, Just looking for the answer to a couple of questions. How deep do I need to go with concrete piles in Whistler, BC? We have a lot of snow but average winter temp for coast mountains ...

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How much is the cost of land clearing and make nice again?

I have messy backyard with full of soil and small rocks. How much is the cost to clean properly and make a nice one?...

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Comfort difference between r12 and r20 for a basement?

I've heard that r12 insulation for a basement is enough and there's minimal difference between the two. Is this true?...

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Insulating rim joist area with gap

I'm working on a room on the ground level which is partially below grade. I would like to insulate my rim joist pockets with 2" foam board sealed with expanding foam. My dilemma: The wooden sill ...

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My contractor is 6 months behind on an 8 week project

What can we possibly do at this point? Our contractor is adding on a master suite to an existing room on our house. Adding a 12x22 slab off the back for the bedroom portion. I paid them 12K 7 months ago to ...

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Cost to finish small room

Hi, I want to convert an unfinished 8x8 storage room in my basement to a office area. I need drywall, ceiling and floor(engineered hardwood) installation. I also want to replace the stand...

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Completing exterior stucco/siding?

Why does it always seem that builders finish the stucco, brick and siding at the end of the project? Can the stucco/siding/brick be completed once the windows and roof are installed? What ...

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What is the cost of land clearing, and to make a nice back yard with parking?

I have lot's of garbage and want to clear it. Could you give me a good advice for making a parking or wooden deck? I don't have garage and drive way. That's the reason to make this....

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Carpentry license vs. no license?

So I have recently started a renovation business and I do not have a carpenters license but from what I have found and read I don't need one. I have insurance business number and HST number. I'm just cu...

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