What is the inspector looking for when doing a final building inspection on a residential home before obtaining a certificate of occupancy?
We're going to do a kitchen remodeling project in the fall to open out to our renovated living room. Since we're taking down a wall, I want to know about lead testing. How do you get a lead test done? What does it cost? Can I do it myself?
Before installing a new front entry door, I poured the cement floor area that the entire door assembly sets on. I forgot to slope the cement floor surface down in front of the metal threshold for rain runoff. I could grind it down with a cement surface grinder or remove the cement and pour it again. Is there a small cement surface grinder available to grind down a cement floor in front of the entry door threshold for rain runoff? What do you recommend?
I want to replace an old linoleum floor in my kitchen with tile. What is the best type of tile to use? Do I need to remove the linoleum, or can I put the new the tile over it? What are the step-by-step instructions for laying a tile floor?