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I have a well and the water pressure is very low, especially on the 2nd floor where the showers are. It affects the dishwasher as the dishes...

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I just finished laying down ceramic tile on my kitchen floor. Once the grout was down, my wife and I decided we don't like the color. I would hate...

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My question is about basement waterproofers. I have a problem with my basement flooding, and a waterproofing company charged me $14,219 to correct...

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I'm wondering what kind of land I would need if I planned on building a baseball complex. Could I just build it on farmland or residential land,...

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 My wife and I are in dire need of your advice about killing a mold problem in our home.

In short, coffee-colored blotches began appearing and...

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I would like to change over the lighting in my home from incandescent to the newer energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Is...

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I do home inspections in Alaska and have had several people (mostly contractors) tell me that it is an absolute no-no to open the attic access...

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 I am considering installing a new floor over the concrete floors in my garage and breezeway. I'm thinking about hiring a company that uses a...

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 I am planning to purchase a condo and during the inspection of the home, I noticed standing water in the basement near the center of the basement...

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I have black mold on the ceiling in my bathroom and behind the shower wall. There is black mold coming through the plastic wall covering in the...

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I just purchased a new home with a solid poured concrete wall foundation. I am not looking to "finish" the basement, but I would like to paint the...

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We are in the process of converting an existing half-bath to a full size bathroom within an in-law-apartment. We are limited on the amount of...

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I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge...

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We're interested in converting our wood-burning fireplace to natural gas. Natural gas service is readily available in our home, as we use gas for...

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Can you tell me what might be done with a very old home with siding containing asbestos? Is there a proper way to safely seal and paint over...

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With all the cold weather in NY, our cold water pipes have been freezing.  Now the hot water line just broke, which really surprised me since I...

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I'm looking into trenchless pipe repair, as I need to replace the old terra-cotta waste pipe from my house to the street but there's a mature tree...

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What garage floor paint finishes do you recommend? I just reorganized my garage, and after getting everything up off the floor, I now notice how...

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Are on-demand tankless electric water heaters capable of supplying sufficient hot water for a three-bath house, or are point-of-use water heaters...

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What is the best way to remove border and wallpaper?