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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Q. I’m wondering about how skyscrapers are built. My class is talking about buildings, and I want to know how they’re made so tall and strong when other buildings that are much smaller are so weak. more
Q. Are you familiar with something called ICFs (insulated concrete forms, made of closed-cell Styrofoam)? We’re hoping to build a cottage house with a basement on a hillside upstate . . . more
Q. We’re hoping you can tell us what to do about our driveway. It’s been sinking for a few years now, and we had it patched two summers in a row. more
Q. I was wondering about putting a laundry room on my second floor by changing a bathroom. Will it be a problem with permits? And we’re concerned about . . . more
Q. We watch Home and Garden Television almost every night, and they have interesting projects, but we notice that they don’t have architects or building permits, or they don’t really mention that very often. more
Q. My husband and I are negotiating to buy property in upstate New York without a bank loan, and it has been going on for almost two years because the seller has violations, including . . . more
Q. I read your column about cracked walls and was wondering why I see the same problem in several areas of my home. more
Q. Our house is older (built around 1888) and has exterior stucco walls. We were told that the stucco was put on over the original clapboard exterior . . . more
Q. We’re having a flooding problem. The neighbors behind us rebuilt their home and also raised their yard, sloping into ours. more
Q. I’m hoping you can help me with a snow problem. My back door gets used the most, and it has a Trex deck (the plastic boards) . . . more
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