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Ask the Builder
Carter is a former contractor who walks readers through home improvement projects step by step. He offers instructions on hiring the right professionals, as well as helpful project cost-breakdowns. Carter also provides materials suggestions and new ideas for homeowners who prefer to do smaller jobs themselves. Great for classifieds.
Ask the Builder Samples
DEAR TIM: I need to build a deck, and I'm told that the wood posts that support the deck must then sit precisely on top of concrete piers. DEAR BONNIE: Your bewilderment is pretty common.
DEAR TIM: My front door is in bad shape, and my wife wants a new one. DEAR GARY: Installing a new front door is an ambitious project, especially if you've never done it before.
DEAR TIM: Spring is here, and so are the incessant heavy rains. DEAR MARION: You're not alone. My college degree was in geology.
DEAR TIM: I've got a wood deck that needs to be sealed again. DEAR HEATHER: Virtually every homeowner that cares for a wood deck suffers like you do. Like you, I'm on a quest to discover the Holy Grail of deck stains and sealers.
DEAR TIM: I'm a single mom with a few young kids and need to do home repairs myself because I simply can't afford to hire professionals.
DEAR TIM: I have two decks at my home, one on top of the other. DEAR RHONDA: It sounds like you have a wonderful building lot that affords you a walk-out basement. The black and green coatings on the wood surfaces are mildew, mold and algae.
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