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Tony Wood

U.S.
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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

Steve Young

U.S.
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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.

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

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.

Harvey Chichester

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

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.

Diane Plesset

U.S.
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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.

Glen W

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

Jay Cipriani

U.S.
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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.

Recent Answers

2017-01-13 Interior doors:

Roy,    In my experience modern solid core doors are problematic and not the best solution for most applications.  They are just too heavy.  Even if the jamb is rigidly installed, the weight of the door

2017-01-10 widening doorway:

I must reiterate that you should certainly consult with a competent builder or remodeler in your area prior to altering this wall.  In addition to structural considerations the builder should be able to

2017-01-07 Heater issue:

The pilot light is not being protected I suspect. also the water heater should not need an additional pump. Water pressure from source should be sufficient. Try watching the pilot light while someone turns

2017-01-04 widening doorway:

Hi Jay,    I am happy to provide some insight to your question but I must stress that you should certainly consult with a competent builder or remodeler in your area prior to altering this wall.  In addition

2017-01-01 yale lock jamming:

Hi, Bob.    I am not a locksmith, and I've never personally taken apart an interior lock. Hard to diagnose what's causing it to jam. I am concerned, though, about using silicone spray, which can cause

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