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  1. Masonry
    I have two additions being built on the same single story house. How should I tie the new foundations in to the 6" hollow block? Thanks in advance!
  2. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Hi folks, A flashing requirement really has me stumped. Currently, the windows in my kitchen are lower than the countertop backsplash and I want to raise them up above the counter so that they're easy to open and don't collect dust and trash, etc. My house was built in 1968 and it's constructed...
  3. Masonry
    Hello all, I was wondering if anyone had experience fixing wooden post to stone masonry stepped footings having 150mm rcc bands as top step of footing. The wooden post supports roof trusses. Thank you. 123
  4. General Discussion
    Ive been working with the same guy for 5 years and he has suddenly decided to pull the plug. His wife is answering the calls and hes not avail for work. Thats all we get after a 5 year relationship. Since this downturn in events Ive tried four different masons all found through craigslist and...
  5. Contractor Licensing
    My partner and I are starting a small masonry business in IN, we are planning to focus on masonry repair and restoration but we also want to do custom work and new construction. I am wondering how much can I expect to pay for insurance per year. There is just the two of us but we will be hiring...
  6. Masonry
    Have any of you guys ever seen this? What do you think? Sculpture Brick I met the guy who invented the stuff/technique in NC several years ago and recently got curious about it again. The site is sculpturebrick(dot)com Let me know your opinion. I am new to the forum, this is my first...
  7. Excavation & Site Work
    Anybody have any info on Superior Walls from 2005? know where i can find some?
  8. Masonry
    Hi all, I work in a remote rural area of Canada doing a variety of residential and a small amount of commercial Reno and new construction work. (Framing, roofing, siding, drywall, window and door replacements and other repairs.) Recently, I was asked to install windows in a new commercial...
  9. Masonry
    Does anyone know the going rate for replacing a chimney on a 140yr old 2 story house with an attic? Is $3,000 reasonable?
  10. Masonry
    What would you charge a family member to do cultured stone work for just the labor? Mind you there are a lot of heights involved and I am doing all the prep work- tar paper, lathe, scratch coat, etc. I don't feel right charging 10 a sq ft like I normally would, but want to be reasonable... What...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Hello, this is my first time on this forum or any one for that matter so im not sure how this works, but here goes. I have a customer that has approx 10,000 sf of exterior red brick,(pillars, steps, patio, driveway,ect). I have googled many different key words in a search to find the best way to...
  12. General Discussion
    I am very interested in transitioning from primarily residential to commercial work. I have completed commercial work in the past but for the most part they have been passed over to me as labor only. I would like to cut out the middle man so if anyone knows the going rate in Central Texas please...
  13. Marketing & Sales
    First time poster....long time reader on Contractor Talk! Just curious what everyone's favorite Contractor magazines are? Websites you can't live without? Contractor News source? Any other contracting media sources you look at regularly? So far, my favorites are: Magazine: Building and...
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