Ask the Patch Pro: Experts Answer Your Home Improvement Questions

Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about home repairs and improvements in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.

It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions.

This week we're talking about home improvements. Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help.

We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:

If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! jordan.lanham@patch.com

steve September 30, 2012 at 03:28 AM
hi Heidi. i agree with what michael told you. with doing a job like this i would get a few bids from local contractors. and then add in a extra 10% there is always somthing that comes up that is not expected. if you need a couple names please stop by the store and i can give you a couple cards of local company that do buisness with us. one last thing remember when doing the job your self it always seems to take longer than you think the job should. hope this helps you out .
steve September 30, 2012 at 03:41 AM
nothing better than a job you did yourself. but sometimes its cheaper to have someone do it for you. i would call around explain your ideas to them. check out the bids then add 10% on to the bill for all the extra items we forgot .then ask my self what on the list we feal we can do our selves to save on the the project to make this work into our budget. for as tools goes. friends and family are good resouces for misc tools . hope this help you out.
steve September 30, 2012 at 03:58 AM
hi tamara. I here about this happening alot . ice maker starts to leak. and you don't find out rite away and by the time you do the floor is warping and coming up. sometime it can be repaired.most time a small part has to be pulled out. then the floor has to be refinshed to, so it all matches and looks good.. if you get this done. please get at least three bids. i here stories about prices in this field. this is a job that takes time. repairing the floor. sanding. sealing and finshing . hope this helps. if you need more info please stop by the store and i would be glad to walk you threw it .
steve September 30, 2012 at 04:17 AM
your question is a tuff one. this is when you want to call and take pichures and ask the pro's, that do this on a everyday bass. because i have herd many stories of people remodeling there kitchen and then a year or two down the road the tiles come lose then more, and so on . the new glue or morter, adhesive dont stick bond to each other and cause problems. another thing that bother me on this you live in a older home and the brink back then is a softer type and can be some what harder to bond to . if you would like, give me a call this week at the hardware store and i could walk you threw some of this . thanks for writing . and hope this helps you out
Karl October 10, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Thanks Michael.


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