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  1. Remodeling
    This is probably too long but I'm ocd about being thorough if I'm just at a complete loss for comrehending things above my skill level LMAO! My basement was half finished poorly as a cover up job.1x3 furring strip with liquid nails wood glue to block, no vapor barrier or insulation, 1/4 inch...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi, we recently hired a painter to sand and refinish our hardwood floors. It's not really his expertise, but he's done a floor or two before and came recommended by our realtor, so we went for it, because we thought we didn't have time to wait for a professional. The floor is very unevenly...
  3. Building & Construction
    Do you know repair retaining wall contractor in Oregon?
  4. Building & Construction
    I looked at a house I'm considering buying in Southern California with an attached addition. Either the contractor that built the addition or the plumber jackhammered through the outside foundation wall to make room for the copper and ABS drain lines. A real messy job, and right next to a beam...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hi everyone, I had a contractor replace my siding this spring and now after the first big rain storm of the season I have water damage in my house. I believe it is due to the siding company not installing the siding properly and leaving nail holes, cuts and gaps in my old flashing. It appears...
  6. Remodeling
    I need help. Overview of our home: 3 bed 1 bath 1949 Bungalow with a finished basement. Current basement is split 50/50 between a living space and a long laundry room/utility room. I want to convert the laundry area to a bathroom with a laundry closet. I've had the drawings rendered and that...
  7. Flooring
    Looking for advice on what steps I should take (if any). I hired a contractor to replace the carpet in all the bedrooms of a new townhouse I just purchased. I checked in on the work and found two of the bedrooms complete. Unfortunately, they each have a humped area. One of the two in particular...
  8. Electrical
    Ensure that they: have a valid Electrical Contractor Licence are fully insured are qualified to perform the type of electrical work you require will provide a written cost estimate of the work please let me know your thoughts on this _______________________________ Thanks
  9. Electrical
    First time posting. Please be nice! I'm currently trying to install ceiling fans around the house, but I've decided to have a contractor install them instead. There are 3 to be installed upstairs in rooms that need the required wiring/junction box/etc (can be accessed via a crawl space in the...
  10. Building & Construction
    Can anyone suggest me any Apps for Tradesman, Handyman & Builders to Increase Efficiency? :vs_worry:
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Victor and I'm an owner at roofing company Anchor Roofing, Inc. from Houston, TX. I hope that I will meet some new roofing professionals and even make some new friends on this forum. Read you later! :wink2:
  12. Flooring
    In middle of working with a very iffy contractor. Much of the tile lay by his crew is solid with minimal lippage- However, some of the cuts that run off at end points are sloppy, somewhat jagged / uneven and leave WAY to much room for grout to be filled. The tiles by other tiles grout lines are...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Hi! Recently joined this forum to get some advice. I met up with this contractor to get a re-roof and the fascia fixed/replaced. I gave the guy $1,000 to buy the materials. It's been more than two weeks and the materials have not been delivered nor has any tear down started. The original job...
  14. New Member Introductions
    My name is Alan. I currently run 2 property businesses one providing commercial & domestic maintenance & 1 providing development & refurbishments. We hope we can assist & advise members or guests with any of their property related DIY issues. We are here to help !
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Hey guys! We had a contractor install a new roof and it cost 6500$ for 1350 ft house (10x10deck torch down deck roof as well). Contractor took down the part of gutters since, according to him, they needed replacement. Before they even started the project, I asked the contractor for a quote on...
  16. Carpentry
    My girlfriend is having a remodel done in her yard and she hired a landscape contractor to do all the work. Among other things they are building a cedar deck. I went by yesterday to take a look and a few things popped out at me. I do not have much experience in carpentry but some of this stuff...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    We signed a contract for siding replacement on entire house. We have one final payment due upon completion totaling $4000. Front portion of house still needs to be completed. Contractor says he underbid job but takes complete responsibility. He's asking us to pay for the materials needed to...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    I've purchased SGC100 style snow guards (copper) for my 2 year old architectural shingled roof. Got a qualified contractor to come out and give me a price to install. There are 29 total going on the front of the house in two rows and 10 more on a section of roof in the back of the house (these...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    My husband and I own a 7 year old townhouse, bought brand new from the builder. We have done some updates including hardwood floors in the living room. After a bad storm we noticed the floorboards were buckling. My husband is handy and he pulled off the baseboard, cut off the bottom of the...
  20. Electrical
    We would like to install a USB outlet in the kitchen but we found out that it needs to be GFI type by code however as far as we know there is no USB GFI type in the market. Can someone give us an idea about installing a USB outlet in the kitchen?
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