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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.

Thomas Buford

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

www.tbbuford.com

Harvey Chichester

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

Glen W

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

Gordon Petersen

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

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.

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

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.

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2016-12-04 basement stove:

Hi Richard, absolutely not!!  Building codes require fire stops between multiple levels in a building to prevent fire spread.  Fire stops are materials that impede fire spread that have a rated burn through

2016-11-28 Sap-like stuff coming from ceiling:

Chad,    My first guess is there is a small leak in the roof and what you're seeing is dirty water.    Check the area above the ceiling. If it's wet, the water is coming from somewhere.     Fix the roof

2016-11-14 Smoke Detectors:

Sorry for the delay but we are very busy over here......OK so here is the lowdown on smoke/fire detection. All bedrooms should have one. And then there should be one on each floor change level.....and

2016-11-03 water softner problem?:

Interesting question..... Is the system the same make as the old one? Were the old filters changed as recommended? New filters will take some time to "break in" and thus act differently. And I am not sure

2016-11-03 soft water:

  Hello Gabe,    What I will need you to do is to get a sample from the water coming out of the water softener and analyze it for total hardness. You can either  get a test kit and do this yourself or

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