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  1. Building & Construction
    We started a new residential construction several months back. After a multitude of issues with the house our contractor basically quit and refused to finish the house. The contractor has taken much of their fee in the first two draw requests, so we don't have the funds necessary to hire a...
  2. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hi, I have an issue with a leaning fence. The ground level on my side is higher than my neighbours on the other side, and the fence is now leaning over towards his property. The simplest solution for me is to install secondary fence posts next to the existing (leaning) fence, then strap the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Here is the issue. Due to lack of knowledge:huh:, a hole 2 1/2" in diameter was drilled through what I now know to be load-bearing. It is in the doorway to the living room from the foyer and there are 3 studs together. Should I remove the drywall on either side of the doorway and attach a full...
  4. Building & Construction
    We have stairs going down to finished basement that are carpeted on top but open underneath. There are 2 stringers on each side. When walking up or down the stairs they flex (bounce) a lot. I have tried screwing the risers into the treads. That helped a little. My question is what method would...
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