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What is to best exterior concrete basement waterproofing sealer?

1978 home, complete subgrade basement leaking. 1 wall settling. I bought land next to me so I now have the elevation to place drain tiles to daylight. Excavating to footer, placing drain tile. Wh...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 30, 2017
Pool contractor did horrible job

Pool contractor did a horrible job on my pool and left it worse then when he began the project. I made a complaint against him to the state licence board. He has now contacted me (after several calls and te...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 9, 2016
Do contractors in this area file liens on property to secure payment of services?

Hello, My husband and I are from California where we had a small painting company. We've recently moved to Tennessee, and are starting our business here. We are finding out the hundreds of diff...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
Wet subfloor in new build addition

We have a 800 sq ft kitchen, mudroom, and garage being put onto a 1990s house. Our contractor has been slowly working on it since last Oct and we paid him the installment for rough in about a month ago....

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post June 28, 2016
What type of paneling is this, and the cause for warping?

I obtained a property which is an older mobile home with an addition built on the side. The addition has this wall paneling installed that is warping throuhgout the entire room. There are not any leaks from the...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post May 19, 2016
Requirements for handyman licensing in Arizona

I'm an apprentice handyman right now in Arizona and I'm trying to become licensed. Can anyone tell me the requirments and how much the testing costs?...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
Who owns the space between the flooring/ceiling joists?

My friend has recently purchased a coop apartment in NYC. The owner below has removed their ceiling to expose the joists so that there is only my friend's subfloor & hardwood flooring between the two apart...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post February 12, 2015
Which is preferred, removing tree stumps or grinding them below prep grade?

We will be cutting 20 blue spruce trees. Max diameter of about 18", to make space to expand a church parking lot. Would it be wiser to get a dozer in and pop the stumps out, or rent a grinder a...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post November 2, 2014
I'm a cabinet installer from NC.

I'm a cabinet installer in NC for multi- family or student housing. What license do I need to install cabinet's in Virginia?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post March 4, 2014
How do I fasten luwand to my floor now to prepare for tile?

My sheets are 4 by 8 sheets some say stapes (what kind how long). Others say finishing nails. Others say dry wall screws this stuff is 1/4 thick....

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016

Hi, I would like to get some help on how to become a handyman or where to start or who can I talk to so I can get started? I live in California near Los Angeles, in the valley. Please help, I'm a senio...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
Am I able to use a MA Licensed Commercial Contractor in New Hampshire?

I am planning to open a retail fast food shop in New Hampshire and I was wondering if I can hire a license commercial contractor to do work in New Hampshire?...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post November 21, 2012
In each states, do steel fabricators need to be licensed when they install the steel on the jobsite?

Hi, My name is Jayden Pak, and I am currently working for a steel fabricating company. I was trying to reserch about the above question, but then it was hard to find right answer. The states that I am res...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post July 3, 2012
Out of state contractor

What do I need (licenses or certificates) to be a out of state contractor that does business in Colorado?...

Number of Responses 9 Date of Last Post August 4, 2015
Does a steel supplier/manufacturer need diffrent licenses for every states? I am researching the licensing issue for steel fabricator.

Honestly, I am working as an intern at steel LLC inc at GA. one of my supervisor gave me a task to research the license issues in each states (specially, in CA, OR, WA, NV, UT, NM, AZ, HI, AK, CO, MT, WY, ID). ...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post July 4, 2012
Business Remodeling

What are the range of costs involved in remodeling a business that is about 25,000 square feet?...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post June 8, 2012
Roofing license

Well i wanted to know if to be able to get the roofing license in washington state, is experience need to be shown? Cause i've been doing roofing since i been 15 and i just turned 18....

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post June 1, 2012
The Better Business Bureau - Are They Dependable?

I was wondering what your opinion was on the BBB and if it really is a reliable source for doing background checks on contractors and other businesses? I've read postings and news stories that the Better Bu...

Number of Responses 20 Date of Last Post June 3, 2012
Framing Contractor

Can a welder work for a carpenter framing contractor (type C license) in the state of hawaii?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post May 17, 2012
Contractor License

My company installs conveyors and mezzanines and other material handling equipment. Do we require a license in Alabama?...

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