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Len Kroll

U.S.
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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)

U.S.
Available
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.

Thomas Buford

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

www.tbbuford.com

Diane Plesset

U.S.
Available
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.

Jay Cipriani

U.S.
Available
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

U.S.
Available
I can answer almost any question about residential construction / renovation

Steve Young

U.S.
Available
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.

Gordon Petersen

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

Tony Wood

U.S.
Available
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

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

Recent Answers

2017-04-13 Refinishing hardwood floors:

Hi Jane,  I would recommend calling the tech people at Minwax.  They are excellent and I have talked with them many times and they have always been able to provide me with excellent suggestions.  Their

2017-04-12 How to silicone glass in U channel:

Hello, Christine.    Honestly, in 35 years, I've never heard of this problem. I may be wrongly envisioning how it's installed, and wonder if you could take pictures and send them so I can see the problem

2017-04-01 Tile floor in bath:

Hello Gary,    I would definitely take up the old tile,  put down some hardy backer board, and then lay the new tile. The old tile should be relatively easy to take up, Especially if you good get a good

2017-03-23 Basement galvanized metal window well:

Interesting question. Or dilemma I should say..... Can you find an exact duplicate of the window well? If so I would try and install that one right over the one that is there now......on the interior wall

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

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