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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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My husband and I are the proud owners of one of only three Sears Honor Built Magnolias known to exist in the United States. The house was offered...

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What is the return on investment for a bath remodeling project? I have an 18-year-old four-bedroom house (1875 square feet) and want to do a...

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Something heavy dropped and chipped my porcelain white bathroom tub. I tried to apply paint to the affected area, but it rusted beneath. Is there...

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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?

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 I have window guards (gates) and am putting locks on them for the safety of my children. Where do I put the keys? They'd need to be somewhere...

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We recently replaced carpeting with laminate flooring in one room of the basement. Yesterday the pipe broke on the sump pump and flooded the...

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 I found your column online while searching for information on the risk posed by asbestos ceiling tiles. My house was constructed in 1986 and I...

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I'd like to sand my hardwood floor.  What is the maximum depth that you can safely sand a standard ¾ inch thick hardwood floor before affecting...

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Is refinishing bath fixtures a viable option for my bathroom remodel? The worn fixtures in my master bath are in need of an update, but I don't...

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Do you know of any options in accessible patio doors? My daughter is in a wheelchair and I need to replace the sliding glass door from the house...

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I'm planning to paint the exterior of my home in the near future. I've never painted the outside of my home before, but am tackling the job...

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Can copper pipe leaks develop even where there's been no stress on the plumbing? My 30-year-old townhouse has copper pipes and I noticed a wet...