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Q. I got a letter from the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding a proposed wall to build up my yard so I can limit the flooding that regularly happens at high tide. more
Q. In your last column, you concluded with “openings between your garage and living space can kill you,” but you should have mentioned the problem of fire . . . more
Q. I want to ask you about my boiler. You did a permit for me, and one of the things I needed was a new boiler, so I had a plumber install one a few weeks after Hurricane Sandy . . . more
Q. My architect’s engineer rejected my new foundation and wants testing done to check the (hand-mix) cement, which will hold work up for a month. I want to trust the engineer’s suspicion . . . more
Q. We’re trying to find a contractor for a very big job, building a new house for my family, and we’ve spoken to a few. Our question is, what kind of contractor should we hire? more
Q. I was reading about a lawsuit involving Lowe’s and a consumer group that was accusing Lowe’s of false advertisement for selling 2x4s that really aren’t. Were they supposed to be 2x4, and if not . . . more
We’re having a problem with our designer. They never answer emails. more
Q. My home is on a hillside, and I have no problems with drainage, but I’m seeing cracks along the outside of the concrete on all four sides. Is this possibly caused by the house moving down the hill? more
Q. Before my grandfather left us, he gave my wife and I the house we now live in, so we never had an engineer’s report to find things like structural problems. Our floors are sagging on both the first and second floors . . . more
Q. Seeing the hassle my neighbor is going through, it seems that it’s more of a penalty for doing the right thing than if I just go ahead. We want to remove the wall between our kitchen, dining room and living room . . . more
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