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Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-15, 12:22 PM
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Posted By good2know
Id like to know whats on the neighbors side. ...

Id like to know whats on the neighbors side.

Few years back I had a strange wall and asked for and received a Structural Engineer stamped document assuring all was fine.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-15, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By good2know
Hey OP, are the garage floors on the same or...

Hey OP, are the garage floors on the same or different height between the 2 houses?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,587
Posted By good2know
Ive come to understand that builders are not that...

Ive come to understand that builders are not that responsive to homeowners attempts to avoid or minimize damages caused by problems in the construction.

If you have not done so, send a email to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By good2know
To my eye, the fundamental problem in both cases...

To my eye, the fundamental problem in both cases is the column is not wide enough for a full brick with no joint. Lets say the brick is 8 inches and the space is 7. They could cut an inch off a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By good2know
wow!! this is a thing so you are not alone. ...

wow!! this is a thing so you are not alone. scary stuff when you see it can start a fire.

https://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/video/17553901/

When its a neighbor's window(s)...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By good2know
Can you post a pic or two? Ive never seen or...

Can you post a pic or two? Ive never seen or heard of this happening.

It seems strange that a reflection would be more intense than direct sunlight??

Any chance this was done by a bbq near...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By good2know
Keep in mind they dont do a blower door test on...

Keep in mind they dont do a blower door test on every home. A sample of same model is deemed sufficient for this.

The company that did the work (the full inspection) should be able to provide a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-25, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By good2know
https://www.tarion.com/ontariobuilderdirectory/bui...

https://www.tarion.com/ontariobuilderdirectory/builder/profile/36383

The Tarion score card is not that useful regarding build quality. Things get resolved or the homeowner gives up. They dont...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By good2know
If I'm on the end, I would fence off the yard so...

If I'm on the end, I would fence off the yard so no one walks through the yard to use the easement.

If an interior unit (and no one has access through this property) I would fence to the back lot...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By good2know
Fam member leaves hers at 102

Fam member leaves hers at 102
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,257
Posted By good2know
When to sell is a tough one these days. One...

When to sell is a tough one these days.

One good option is to wait until the 90 day notice period and put it on the market then.

Planning up front to move twice eliminates a lot of stress and...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-06-01, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By good2know
Builders Ive dealt with would repair or replace...

Builders Ive dealt with would repair or replace anything like that in the 1st year.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By good2know
No thats not correct. House parts that hang over...

No thats not correct. House parts that hang over a property line do not become the neighbors property. Its the same as the roof section.

If you and the neighbor were able to work together on this,...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By good2know
Thats great. Are stairs included? It would be...

Thats great. Are stairs included? It would be good to be able to let Lassie outside without going to the basement door.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 31,913
Posted By good2know
If you mean install of plumbing, gas lines,...

If you mean install of plumbing, gas lines, electrical, venting systems dont agree with that. The rental is for the water heater. Everything else is part of the house infrastructure.

If you mean...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By good2know
Im not saying that the edge of the roof line is...

Im not saying that the edge of the roof line is the property line. I'm saying some people might think that.

So lets say OPs property line is at the very edge of the porch (which sticks out a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By good2know
I would change nothing. Many would say the edge...

I would change nothing. Many would say the edge of your property is the outer edge of the roofline. Who owns what on a shared exterior wall is complicated. I bet you cant wait until fence time.

...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By good2know
Best to get confirmation from sales office and...

Best to get confirmation from sales office and the plans. Inclusions for the same builder can vary by site, city, phase.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,540
Posted By good2know
That is a normal install on a town. Its as close...

That is a normal install on a town. Its as close to your foundation as it can go. Also there is not much roof surface being drained there. Water wont be a problem.

You will need the downspout...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-08, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By good2know
Yes you can file a warranty claim. There are so...

Yes you can file a warranty claim. There are so many conditions - most install related - that a settlement in your favor would be a tough battle. The amount would be low compared to total costs to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-08, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By good2know
Very basic 3 tab shingles. Lowest quality and...

Very basic 3 tab shingles. Lowest quality and lowest price. Most builders have stopped using them now.

They are probably 20 year rated they so could start showing their age at any time. Keep an...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-05-05, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By good2know
Whats the make and model?

Whats the make and model?
Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-04-01, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By good2know
You most certainly should report this, and the...

You most certainly should report this, and the pdi is the time. Otherwise they could claim it happened after possession.
Forum: Building and Construction 2019-03-28, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By good2know
First what is being built there is the worst...

First what is being built there is the worst possible design for a shower.

Water will eventually find its way behind the tile where it will be absorbed and migrated to the wood framing. Mold and...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-27, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,266
Posted By good2know
Interesting info. How is it that you are aware of...

Interesting info. How is it that you are aware of these details?
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