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You have a valid concern but my expereince would dictate that there's little to worry about if the leak was fixed.  That water will dry out - and probabaly much quicker than you'd...

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You will not be able to stain the walkways that have been painted, unless they are sandblasted, I'd suspect.  You really should consider using an exterior grade epoxy paint for those as...

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Repairing tub enamel is really difficult. The original finishes are baked on and while touch up enamel is available, it really never matches 100%.  That said, we still do recommend that...

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This is a legal question and I'm not a lawyer -- but now that that's out of the way, in my 20+ years of experience as a home inspector, its always been my understanding that the home...

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In this case, the oak really has two colors for the wider grain and the narrower grain.  Even if you were able to get the wood putty to dry, you only covered one color and therefore it will...

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Tony, Thanks for your question.  Oversized A/C systems cycle on/off too quickly.  As a result, they do not run long enough to dehimidify the air and can lead to mold gowth not only in...

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PVC drains are usually glued in place but from your description it sounds much more likely that the gutters are simply clogged.  Focus on getting those cleaned.  If the underground...

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It almost never makes sense to tear a house down and rebuild, unless there is a serious structural problem.  I would have the foundation examined to determine its condition by a structural...

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I'm not sure what you mean by "similar to cutting tile pieces for not full pieces" however, if you are asking how to handle gaps under baseboard molding because the molding is not...

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The paper is the vapor barrier ands it always faces the living space, which in an attic is the ceiling below.  Good luck!

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This is more of a legal question than a home improvement question. That said, my feeling is that you as the general contractor, are responsible for the work of your subcontractors.  If your...

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Judy, so long as the siding isn't badly cracked, then all they need to do is repaint.  The kind of sioding you have is called cement asbestos, and the asbestos is contained by a binder,...

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Maggie:  Here are links that can help:

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Player was broken and has now been fixed.  Should be good to go!

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Try 1-2-3 Odor Free.  It is a product made by Justrite Cleaning Company and seems to work really well.  We have used it and have...

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Fresh lemon joice and salt takes the tarnish off pennies - not vinegar!  Wet the pennie with the lemon joice and then rub in salt.  Sea salt or other big crystal works the best.

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It sound's like the installation was not done correctly.  A ridge vent installed over solid sheathing is useless.  My first step would be to make the installers one back and cut...

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Braun, I recognize your difficult situation and think a curtain drain might be a way out. ...

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I have a fair amount of experience with the Aprilaire Whole Home Dehumidifier.  We used it in a TV project on a house that had a severe mold problem, that was sustained by high humidity, and...

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I love a good debate!  Truth be told, you can have your landscaping and keep water out at the same time.  For starters, following the gutter advice is CRITICAL as in most cases that is...