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Carpentry and new home framing - insulation - drywall - roofing - foundations (block and poured) flooring (wood and ceramic) masonry While I build complete houses I am not qualified in plumbing or electrical.

Experience in the area

Have been building new homes for 22 years and run my own company. I do or supervise most of the work.

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LIUNA

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Have been on home improvement TV shows


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Recent Answers from Michael Curry

2016-05-07 Room Addition/Extension:

Hi Iani,    If you are building an addition the walls should be the same height as the existing house. The roof will overlay the existing - extending the existing roof is not the best idea. I would suggest

2016-03-23 Insulation:

Hi Anthony, nice older bungalow. These question would best be discussed with your building department and insulation company. I build in Canada where the building code may be different. Vapour barrier

2012-06-06 Concrete footings.:

Hi Curt,    You can pour concrete in hot weather - it just sets up quicker which on a footing won't be a problem. I wouldn't cover it unless you're expecting heavy rain. Just level out your footings as

2012-05-28 Martensville New Home Mold Issue:

Hi Regan    I am not sure where your water is coming from, however, to answer the questions:    Typar is not usually double wrapped.    All joints are taped.    Water drainage is normally required wether

2012-04-14 Recessed lights:

Hi Bob,    I prefer to use the metal plates you nail up before drywall. That way you can position the lights properly and run the wires. There is a Roto Zip tool for cutting the holes and plugs. Like a

 

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