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Robert D Hug…, Real Estate Pro in Devon, PA
Robert D Hughes answered:
Is it a good idea to moisture seal a basement floor?
Your concerns are understood Joseph. Always verify with proven, qualified professionals on the best way to solve your issue. better to get the correct advice now then problems later. So ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 22, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 11418
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
Whose responsibility is the "alley jumper" as far as repair of electricity supply to a home?
Joseph, Thank you for the education!!! Now that I understand, I would agree with Ron's statement; however, communities vary so I would check with your local energy company.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 11418
Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego County, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
If I have my home rewired, do I need to also upgrade other systems in my home?
Joseph, Hey, I would save the step of going to the building department and just contact a licensed electrician. He/she is going to know the code, tell you what you need to do and give ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 3, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 11418
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
In NYC, do you need a building permit to repair concrete in front of your home? How long does it take to get such a permit if needed?
I would contact city hall and ask for code enforcement. They know what you need and will fine you if you get the wrong advice here.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 10, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 11418
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
If I finish my basement , will my property taxes increase? I live in Queens, NY.
Yes, your taxes will more than likely go up--don't forget you do need permits, especially if adding a new bathroom.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 13, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 11418
Tom McGiveron, Real Estate Pro in Patchogue, NY
Tom McGiveron answered:
Should structural support beams in a basement be painted? If so, what type of paint is best?
Best to ask an engineer. I would say that INTERIOR support beams in a basement say - do not have to be painted to protect the wood. It's outdoor elements that impact wood surfaces ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 17, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 11418
Ralph Windsc…, Real Estate Pro in Hauppauge, NY
Ralph Windschuh answered:
What is involved in switching from 2 electric meters to one as far as cost and utility notification?
I'm sure you would have to notify the utility company because if there's two meters, there's probably two accounts and one would have to be shut down. A licensed electr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 30, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 11418
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