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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Ask The Architect
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Q. I’m a faithful reader of your column, and I don’t have a question, just an observation. I started to redo my living room and dining room wood floors last week, thinking I knew everything I needed to about the job. I rented a sander . . . more
Q. After shoveling so much snow, I’ve been wondering more about whether it would pay to heat my driveway. Can you tell me . . . more
Q. My neighbor and I are both raising our houses, but he claims the state gave him the money to rebuild his brick stairs, while I got money only for wood stairs and small platform to walk out to. My stairs look terrible compared with his brick ones, and I want to know . . . more
Q. We have a high water table and are being told our new foundation can only go down 2 feet before we hit water. The architect’s plans say we need to be below 3 feet, but . . . more
Q. A group of skateboarding kids have been using the parking lot next door for their playground, and it has spilled over onto my front steps, which are wide, with slate on top called bluestone. They’re now chipped and damaged. more
Q. We often receive literature saying we need “exterior water service line coverage insurance.” Is this necessary? more
Q. We interviewed three contractors for a spring project, and one kept talking about switching to using spray foam insulation. Is it better because it costs a lot more? more
Q. We interviewed three contractors for a spring project, and one kept talking about switching to using spray foam insulation. Is it better because it costs a lot more? more
Q. We interviewed three contractors for a spring project, and one kept talking about switching to using spray foam insulation. Is it better because it costs a lot more? more
Q. I thought our pre-fab house would be a better choice, since it was factory-built and went together quickly and easily when it was delivered. Now we have cracks in the ceilings . . . more
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