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Dan Griffin

U.S.
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I can answer almost all questions related to the total construction process. My expertise is in commercial construction, though I can field most any residential question. I have hands on experience in concrete, heavy equipment, masonry, all phases of carpentry, interior finishes, and I am fairly strong in mechanical and electrical.

Martin Owen

U.K.
Available
Anything relating to the design and construction of extensions and loft conversions.

Bruce E. Johnson

U.S.
Available
I can answer any construction related question in regards to carpentry, concrete, drywall, masonry, structural elements of any type of building, residential or commercial. Interior or exterior.

Diane Plesset

U.S.
Available
I will answer questions about designing and building a new home, building an addition, remodeling a home, sustainability ("green" building and remodeling), aging-in-place, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling. The goal is to help homeowners achieve ultimate satisfaction with all of their choices and decisions.

Len Kroll

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions concerning log home design, manufacture, construction, maintenance/repair, restoration and insect control in log homes. I can also answer questions pertaining to wood properties, characteristics and performance as they relate to log home applications. Additionally, I can answer questions pertaining to residential construction and repair, some engineering and trade issues.

Stephen Major (Owner--Major Design Group)

U.S.
Available
I can answer any questions regarding the design and construction of homes and additions. This includes trade-specific questions (how-to) in all major building trades: framing, foundations, site prep, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment, interior finishing, trim & cabinetwork, exterior finishing, roofing, siding. PLEASE indicate your state or region, so I can provide the best possible answer. PLEASE provide photos whenever possible.

Michael Curry

Canada
Available
Carpentry and new home framing - insulation - drywall - roofing - foundations (block and poured) flooring (wood and ceramic) masonry While I build complete houses I am not qualified in plumbing or electrical.

Glen W

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about the whole home building, additions and renovation processes. I am able to talk about finite hands on skills to budget and management areas.

Scott Petrie

Canada
Available
Anything related to design and construction in Canada particularly related to residential construction, custom homes and additions

Recent Answers

2017-04-21 Installing drip screed after bottom cutting stucco:

Hi Bob, I don't think a drip screed is the answer.  Drip screeds provide a way for water in the upper part of the wall to leech out. It sounds like you are getting water from the ground up. Your best bet

2017-04-21 Adding a concrete slab to existing Block & Base (pier & beam) Foundation:

Hi Willie, pouring a drainage slab is different from a structural slab capable of supporting a house.  The structural slab will need to be reinforced and quite a bit thicker but it could be designed to

2017-04-20 trying to save the siding:

Hi bob, yeah, that's a tough situation.  If your vapor barrier has been compromised it's pretty much impossible to replace it without removing the siding and replacing the vapor barrier with a house wrap

2017-03-17 t1-11 siding:

Hello there. Yes sealing the siding is a good idea. Any water or oil based sealant will work. I prefer water based for interiors. 2 coats will do the job. Chances are that the siding has pretty much off

2017-02-27 Tuck under garage:

Hi Tiffany, sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner.  I have company visiting.   Anyhow, not sure what you mean by " tuck under garage" but it sounds like you want the garage to take up the basement

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