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  1. Building & Construction
    My fiance and I are looking to buy our first house. We made an offer on a house built in the 1950's and are now doing inspections. When I went under the house to look at the foundation, I found a couple of red flags. First, the mudsill appeared to not be anchored into the foundation. The house...
  2. Carpentry
    I inherited a house last fall, and I am finally able to start fixing things. I have a background in contracting & subcontracting, so suffice to say this won't be my first rodeo, but i'm running into an enormous problem, every time i walk through the front door. the threshold, sill, and front...
  3. Flooring
    My house is 3.5 feet off the ground; the crawlspace is open, except along the front of the house. It was built in 1919, and has hardwood floors, uninsulated (like many older houses here in New Orelans). BRRR! Baloon-framed, it looks like from underneath. There's also a usually-damp area under...
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