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  1. 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...
  2. Building & Construction
    Given that there cities have master fee schedules, is there no way to estimate all (or most) residential construction fees? I have discovered some city fee estimators online. For example, Berkeley's Fee Estimator. But even that tool notes how plumbing, mechanical, and electrical fees are...
  3. Painting
    My friend wants me to paint the exterior of her house for her. I think about $25/hour equivalent would be fair but I do not know how long it will take and she wants to know the total before agreeing. How can I provide her a "bid" for the job. I tried the free Planswift trial software but that...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hey, all! I live in the Cincinnati area (Covington). My house is just 100 years old, and has a simple gabled roof on a west-east axis, with the original slate on the main roof and terne on the ells and porches. I have an estimate of $2 500.00 to replace 100+ slates on the roof (mostly...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    We recently had work done on our garage roof (ice and water shield installed, new shingles...), new, seamless gutters with Leaf Relief gutter guards, and other more minor work. The contractor had worked up an estimate on the spot using Xactimate. Only later did we realize how much he had...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I'm have an old row home in which the foundation's parget layer is flaking / crumbling away, revealing some significant efflorescence. I don't want to finish the basement, just re-parge / skimcoat to limit some of the dusty, flaky gunk and spruce it up a bit. I've seen lots of great advice...
  7. Building & Construction
    Howdy I'm Colby and I'm going to TSTC and I doing a project in a family houseing unit on my college campus where we are taking out a rotted floor system. It rotted because of mold caused by severe moisture exposure over a long period of time. Anyways the house's old floor system is supported by...
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