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Q. We’re in contract to buy a house and want to get started ASAP. We heard it can take a long time to get a permit, but we want to do things the right way and not have to worry about getting caught or having our new neighbors rat us out. We need a new kitchen, and . . . more
Q. Our construction never seems to end. It’s been three years since we started renovations and built a second-floor rear addition. We thought we did everything right . . . more
Q. Our son is starting college and is in the “pre-architecture” program, taking basic courses like English and algebra. What can you recommend that he take or do to be more prepared for architecture school? more
Q. My backyard was completely redone — even the bulkhead — after everything was ruined by Hurricane Sandy. I made sure I had all permits . . . more
Q. We need a new roof. I’ve always been told that roofs need vents. Ours has a ridge vent. Every time we have severe wind and rain, it leaks. I’ve been told it’s not steep enough. There are so many types of roof vents . . . more
We're planning to sell our house, and have a deck and a dormer bathroom to legalize before we sell. How much time will we need to allow for this, and is there anything else . . . more
Q. I started to build a backyard barbecue with a countertop and refrigerator. I also put in a patio and built a roof over the whole thing so we can have a shaded table. I don’t see why I need a permit . . . more
Q. We just had our driveway and front steps redone. The contractor took us to a mason supply to look at different choices, and we’re happy with the color, etc. We noticed, after they left . . . more
Q. We’re trying to decide many things about our home — whether to lift, move or stay put. We’re in our 70s and retired but still active, and take stairs to go to sleep each night, for now. more
Q. I have a flat black rubber-sheet roof glued to plywood on my store and several questions about having it either fixed or replaced. I finally looked at it after it leaked recently. Roofers have looked at it and said . . . more
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