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  1. Construction
    So short story, I am general contractor in Washington state. We are currently remodeling a 1978 split level. We removed a small sink where the supply lines were coming up through the floor to an angle stops for the water lines. We shut them off and left it for the plumber for the following week...
  2. Framing
    Hi everyone, Not sure if this is the right forum for this kind of post (if not, please feel free to delete), but I was hoping to get some thoughts on a framing issue that I'm dealing with. Background: I own a property in the Pacific Northwest (where it rains a lot), and the original builder...
  3. Remodeling
    Not sure if those was the best place to post, but wanted to share my experience with a local restoration company in hopes that others can learn from it. tldr - get your own insurance adjuster, avoid the restoration companies. The full story is here. Note to mods: I have no ads on my blog...
  4. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Any guidance would be appreciated greatly! We just had new vinyl siding installed replacing cedar shingles. Also added Azek trim around windows. Noticed a gap on top of all windows/doors ranging from 1/2" to 1". Should we be concerned about water getting trapped pooling and freezing and maybe...
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    Mold Quick Fixes and Myths The only true remediation is physical removal of the impacted building materials. It is not fogging or ozone. They will get you with their cheap estimates and empty promises. If you have mold growth in your walls on your studs and plate boarding with wet insulation...
  6. Masonry
    My client finished a renovation 2 years ago. A new front door was installed. The door is now damaged and rotted along the vertical supports on both sides of the door and sidelights. The lintel above the door was never painted and is rusted. Also, a contractor informed her about a "notch" which...
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