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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.

Glen W

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

Len Kroll

U.S.
Available
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.

Harvey Chichester

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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2016-09-06 Concrete question:

Brent,    You need a professional. A licensed contractor will probably want to remove some of the existing material, and perhaps anchor the railing in a new footing.    If you try to patch these areas

2016-08-25 Stud Finder Significance:

Good Morning, Julia.    You're NOT dumb. My answer wasn't specific enough for you; I'm sorry. Your question is so good, I'm thinking about making a video about it!     If you follow the instructions to

2016-08-22 Stud Finder Significance:

Hello, Julia.    I'm so glad you asked this question! If more people would be as careful as you are, they'd avoid problems. Good for you, for taking the time to ask!    Stud finders can be deceiving. When

2016-08-10 Adding insulation and replacing drywall:

Samantha,    I live in California, where it's easy to find a number of contractors who specialize in this type of work. I'd guess things are similar there.    The typical approach is to drill holes in

2016-08-08 exterior porch column base wood:

Hi Daniel,    I have made them from cypress and had them hold up well.  I would think that cedar would also hold up well.  Another option, to make them extremely weather resistant, would be to make them

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