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Any tips for refinishing the shower tiles and tub?

I want to paint my shower tiles and the tub. What is the best way, brush, spray can, or spray gun? Which product is the best? I have seen many videos, most of them are using Rustoleum. A...

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Customer bounces cheque and Bank notifies me 5 months later

Just wondering if I can still put a lein on a customers house about 6 months after job was done. Bank didnt process one of his cheques for over 2 1/2 months then they didnt notify me for another month or so...

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What's a reasonable price for a 2-car garage permit drawings & retaining wall designs (9ft high)?

Hello! First time poster here. My 2-car garage wall is being pushed in by the soil in the back (the house behind sits at a higher level -10ft higher). I guess my block garage wall is acting ...

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What is the best way to proceed with finished basement with no Insulation?

I have an old house from the 50s. The basement is finished but not insulated. When I poked a hole into the wall (in this case it is plywood) it was about 2 inches away from the concrete so I think they ...

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Grout Issues ... Need Help !!!!

Hello, I am at the end of a major renovation of my first floor. I contracted a company to do my tile floors as well as my kitchen remodel (cabinets, quartz, backsplash, etc) most of ...

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Contractor issues. what are my rights?

I hired a contractor to do a home reno consisting of knocking down some walls on the main floor to open up the area, remove and install new flooring. Scrape the popcorn ceiling in the living room and kitch...

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What is the best subflooring for Vinyl Tiles?

Hi pros, What is the best subflooring for the vinyl tiles in the basement? If the tiles have adhesive on it, do I need to add extra layer of glue? Thanks....

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Question Regarding Contractor's Insurance

I have been obtaining quotes from painters to paint the entire inside of my condo. I have been working with a large flooring store to purchase flooring, plus installation for same. Price wise, things a...

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How much would it cost to add ensuite ?

We live in Kelowna bc. we are planning to add an ensuite and bedroom to our 1970 bi level home. Expect this to be Approximately 250 sq ft. How much would this cost. And how would I find builders to do this...

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Total Destruction and Rebuild of House, Where to Start?

If I was to completely tear down and rebuild on same lot, where do I start? Main question is, rough estimate, and time frame. Existing 920sq/ft. like to expand a little to 1100 sq/ft....

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Cost for carpet installation

What's the least cost to install 20*18=360sqf room with carpet? Anything similar to carpet as in picture below, if there's black color for the color that's fine too?...

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Do Baseboard shoe needed on newly levelled floors?

Our floors were recently levelled to prepare for luxury vinyl flooring. The contractor is now saying we need to pay extra for shoe molding for the baseboards because the flooring was in such bad shape and uneve...

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Insulation basement.

Hello. I have plan install in basement ridge foam 1 1/2" and then use fiberglass. My question, need use vapor barrier after fiberglass. If NO, can you explain why. I very worried about moist...

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Linoleum tile

How much would labor cost to lay 1400 square feet of linoleum tile...

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compare brands

How do Hytec and Maax brands compare in quality? Looking at acrylic gel coat 48" showers...

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Refrigerator is Freezing Everything

My Refrigerator has been freezing everything even if you put it on the lowest setting. What could be the reason? Its Kenmore, double door, at least 10-12-year-old. Thanks ...

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Cost for adding gas line to kitchen

Just wondering if someone could give me a rough idea of what kind of cost would be associated with converting my kitchen stove from electrical to gas? and potentially extended the gas lines to be able to ho...

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How much to install pre-bought fencing?

How much to install fencing per foot on Vancouver Island? No materials needed....

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Auto switch off electrical stove range (cooker)

There are so many different brands and models for a flat top electrical stove (30 " in width)! Are all of the brands comparable in their lifespan and reliability? I would prefer a flat...

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Who owns renovation materials?

When a contractor is hired to complete a job and the contractor asks the homeowner to provide money to buy the materials, who owns the materials - the contractor or the owner?...

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