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Jay Cipriani

How do I select a professional remodeling contractor? What needs to be in a home improvement contract to protect the home owner? General design and estimating questions. Product selection, analyzation of bad workmanship, and expectations of a remodeling process.

Glen W

I can answer almost any question about residential construction / renovation

Diane Plesset

I will answer questions about anything to do with bathroom remodeling: design considerations, safety, function, materials (cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures and fittings, lighting/switching, heating and ventilation, tile, stone, concrete, tub and shower enclosures, flooring, etc.), saving water, trends, ROI, and appearance.

Tony Wood

I can answer a wide range of home improvement and maintenance questions. My expertise is in carpentry, painting, framing, siding/boxing, doors, windows, decks and screen and glass enclosures. Wood's Home Maintenance Service

Harvey Chichester

Expansion joints, Concrete floor coatings, bubbles, craters, floor repair, industrial flooring, garage floor seals, building maintenance, and floor paint,

Thomas Buford

Licensed Architect in Virginia since 1984.
New Homes, Additions, Alterations, Outbuildings, Failure Forensics;
Small Construction Projects; Remediation and Repair

Gordon Petersen

I can answer questions about plumbing, electrical, roofing, carpentry, drywall, stucco, flooring, foundation, windows, and planning for typical wood frame houses.

Steve Young

I will answer questions dealing with home improvement. My specific areas of expertise are flooring (except carpeting), all types of carpentry, water treatment, and minor electrical. I have also built several treehouses and am currently considering expanding my business to concentrate on children's play areas. I love working with all kinds of wood. My favorite types of home repair/remodeling are water treatment, hardwood flooring, cabinetry, bathroom remodeling, and kitchen remodeling. I also have knowledge in residential water treatment, including filters, softeners, reverse osmosis systems and various other types of treatment systems.

Len Kroll

I can provide advice on the proper design, construction, maintenance, restoration, preservation, cleaning and waterproofing of log homes. Questions concerning proper cleaning, sealing, staining and waterproofing are within my area of expertise. My expertise includes new construction and existing log structures. Chinking application or restoration, log replacement and repair are also in my area of expertise.

Steve Major (Owner - Major Design Group)

On Vacation
returns 04/12/2017
I can answer any questions regarding the design and execution of home improvement and remodeling. 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.

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2017-03-03 converting stairs from carpet to wood:

Hi Charles,  I can't tell for sure from the pictures but do the stairs extend into the wall on either side?  It doesn't look like it and it would be a bit unusual but I just want to make sure.    Assuming

2017-02-21 Bathroom ceiling requirements:

Thank you so much, Thomas, for taking the time to reply! I'm relieved to know that the 12" height difference in the floor is to alleviate the serious problem of a sunken tub (will never understand why

2017-02-17 Bathroom ceiling requirements:

Hello, Thomas.    Unfortunately, I had to make an educated guess about your situation because I don't have all the dimensions I need, i.e.: How deep (or tall) is your tub, and how wide front to back? I

2017-02-15 drywall and paneling:

Hi Marva,  I am confused by your question and that's why I wanted a picture..  I've never seen that before.  The only thing I can think of is to take a nail punch and pound the nails back in - making sure

2017-02-06 pass through load wall:

Hi Randy,    I am happy to try to provide some answers you will find helpful in completing your project. I must stress though, that you should consult with a competent builder or remodeler in your area

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