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Which is the better, custom built shed or buying a storage shed kit?

I was wondering which way to go to save a little extra cash. I want to add some additional storage to my backyard and was considering a 10x10 or 10x12 storage shed. I really like wood siding since it is easily ...

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Can a scratch coat be left to cure a week?

We can only work on weekends on this 3 coat stucco process. Temperature is Texas winter....

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Should we have bulging basement floor looked at?

We have a bulge in our carpeted basement floor but no sign of wetness or can't feel an actual crack. We had a reverse osmosis break and get our floor wet in the basement about 10 years ago but had it profes...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post November 2, 2014
What is needed before exterior house painting?

Before hiring a professional painter for my home, I was wondering what was needed before exterior house painting?...

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What are special techniques available for mold removal from home?

Mold removal is very important for your health as this can cause various health problems. What are the special techniques available for removal? Thanks....

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post November 2, 2014
What is the best commercial roofing?

I am helping work on a commercial building, which I have never done before. I am thinking about hiring a roofing company to do the work. However, I don't know what roofing material would be best for...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post July 8, 2015
Cost to build a tree house for kids?

How much does it cost to build a safe and secure tree house for the kids?...

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What's the price to paint a12x12 room?...

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Yellawood Decking

I'm considering using Yellawood decking to replace an old deck. I want to use the Camo product to secure the decking planks. I'm not sure what Camo screws are coated with and would like to know if they are su...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post May 7, 2014
Home Inspection Repairs

In my contract, as the seller, I agreed to pay $1000. for any repairs needed after the home inspection. There were 12 items needing attention. A few examples: porch stair railing is loose, replace 6 inches ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post November 23, 2013
Best Way to Cover Vinyl Asbestos Tile (VAT) in Basement?

We just bought a home built in 1940, and the basement has wall-to-wall vinyl tiles that we have been told by our inspector "definitely contain asbestos." Most of the tiles are in perfectly fine condition. T...

Number of Responses 9 Date of Last Post March 1, 2014
Stove Depth

Is there a stove that is less than 26 inches deep?...

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Small Kitchen Rooms

What is best suitable size of countertop for kitchen of size 100Sq and less? What type of color we choose for best appearance?...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post July 8, 2014
Getting a Tub Door

I'm thinking of replacing a shower curtain with a tub door. My tub is made of cultured marble. I'm seeking advice on what brand to get (Kohler, MAAX, Sterling, etc.), whether to get one framed or unframed, ...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post December 21, 2012
Handyman License

I am trying to find out if I need a license to be a handyman in Virginia?...

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Storage Flooring

Is it okay to place plywood over a dirt floor if it is placed on pressure treated wood off the floor and the dirt floor covered with plastic? Right now natural wood gets moldy under there. Will that plywoo...

Number of Responses 18 Date of Last Post February 24, 2013
Carpentry Quote

Is there a way to estimate the cost of replacing 300 linear feet (6" wide) of rough sawn cedar siding, 70 feet of brickmold, one screen porch box column adjacent to the screen door and a patio door 60" sliding ...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post October 13, 2012
I have some questions about deckbuilding and responses in regard to your companies. Thank you.

1. How did you get started in the business? 2. Who is your target market? 3. What advice would you give me to start up a business in deckbuilding? 4. Composite or wood? 5. How about stains and weatherproofi...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post October 11, 2012
Stucco scratch coat

What happens to the base coat if you neglected to use the scratch coat rake? One wall was already completed before we realized we needed to use a rake to rough up the wall for adherence of the final stucco ...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post October 9, 2012
Help with laminate flooring odd shaped room

Hello this is my first laminate install and I'm having an issue. The laminate coming to the edge of the door has come up 1" short, too small for a cut piece and too big for the trim to cover. The major probl...

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post December 8, 2014

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