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Bathroom/Kitchen Renovation

Our goal is to improve Cleveland, at what the customer can afford. No questions asked....

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AAA loggimg - be cautious

Do a google search for Andre Petrick and AAA logging, gold canyon logging. Go to ripoffreport.com and do the same search. THen decide....

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stucco work

need stucco done call me 661 480 3985 licenced and bonded...

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water pressure problems

at the first outlet off the water meter where the line goes to the house, i have good, strong pressure comming out from there and from the other outside outlet (there's only 2), but the ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post January 30, 2010
Car/Boat Port project

I'm looking to add a car port that will house my boat off the side of my house. I will be attaching a 2x8 to the side of the house as support for one side. Because of this will I need a permit for the pro...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post March 16, 2010
Screen Rooms

Anyone looking for a screen room, pool enclosure, or vinyl siding, a sunroom, or maybe even Hurricane Shutters. Area we are looking at are Walton, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa Counties in Florid...

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New HGTV Show Looking for Denver Homeowners

NEW HGTV SHOW LOOKING FOR DENVER HOMEOWNERS Think you’ve got what it takes to be the General Contractor on your own renovation? Think you can do it cheaper than the pros? Put your skills to the test fo...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post August 12, 2015
balloon house support

I recently purchased a balloon house that was built in 1910. It is 2 stories, and the exterior walls are 2x4's that extends from the brick foundation, to the eves. I want to make the 2nd floor a lar...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 29, 2009
Our ceiling drywall is not even.

We are in the process of putting up new drywall for our ceiling. We put up the new insullation and most of the drywall, but we are noticing uneven seams and large gaps betweens the sheets. I read about your...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 27, 2009
I'm looking for recommendations on planning software.

My husband and I are finding ourselves drawaing and redrawing for a few new additions to our house. A friend of mine recommended http://dragonfly.autodesk.com. I was wondering if anyone has ever use...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post May 11, 2009
Vinyl Siding

Looking for a good vinyl siding contractor -reply to email: [email protected]

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post March 17, 2010
Anybody here?Floors?Refinishing?

Hi would like to know if anybody comes here and post anything?I am a floor contractor looking for a forum to exchange info. Cheers...

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Generators

This year was extremely bad for natural disasters, but there were also times when the power was also out in areas adjacent to the hard-hit places ravaged by tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. And since t...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post November 21, 2008
Stone Veneers

Natural stone is a great feature for the wall of a large room or as an adornment, like a kitchen backsplash. However, stone is heavy and and it is hard to install properly for all but the most experienc...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post October 5, 2008
SubFloor Savior

When trying to find the right flooring basement floors can be like a mine field. Because of moisture concerns many people just give up and leave it bare or put tile right over the concrete surface. And this doe...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post September 30, 2008
Finishing an Old Floor

Many homes in the early part of the 1900's were made with hardwood floors. The floor planking was thin, like bowling alley and many of the floors had great patterns like herring bone. Sometimes a differ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post September 15, 2008
Colored Concrete Floors

Concrete is rarely thought of as an end-use product for floors outside of a basement, garage or commercial enterprise. Homeowners who build a slab-on-grade home will usually frame the concrete pad and use t...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post September 12, 2008
Pine Clapboard

There have been many improvements in recent years over good old pine clapboard. The biggest seller is vinyl, then comes cement fiber clapboard. Both have the same shape and a wood-grain effect that makes th...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post September 7, 2008
Wicking

Imagine putting up beautiful, pine clapboard, staining it and the, ten years later, there is rot underneath. This happens very often in clapboard siding and it is called "wicking." In...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 25, 2008
Getting Estimates

Everyone has done it: You want a job done quickly and you take the first contractor or tradesperson that comes along. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. When it comes to spending $10...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post February 18, 2009
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