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Forum: Ottawa 2014-05-29, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,639
Posted By solanabuyer
:) We were told that is the price for...

:) We were told that is the price for 'emergency' fixes.. Didn't argue - just wanted it fixed as we were leaving on a trip in a couple days.
Forum: Ottawa 2014-05-29, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,639
Posted By solanabuyer
Hi, We had the same issue in November and...

Hi,

We had the same issue in November and used Frank's roofing. I called him and he came out right away. He cut off the piece that was hanging off; took measurements and said would be back in the...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-11-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,995
Posted By solanabuyer
Thank you everyone. We got it fixed! :) I...

Thank you everyone.

We got it fixed! :) I asked around in the neighborhood and got the number for Franks Roofing - he does emergency fixes for roof, soffit or fascia related problems. I called...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-11-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,995
Posted By solanabuyer
Loose fascia / barge board

The windstorm yesterday dislodged the angled fascia (barge board?) from the gable roof part of our house yesterday. :( We are not sure who to call to get this fixed. The loose, swinging fascia is...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,548
Posted By solanabuyer
We used Thunderbolt for a really big landscape...

We used Thunderbolt for a really big landscape project this summer. We completely re-did our front and back yard - put gardens in, had interlock work done. We are really happy with Thunderbolt. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-07-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
Hi Boris B, Yes, the situation got resolved...

Hi Boris B,

Yes, the situation got resolved to our satisfaction and the job has been completed. I had just been writing up on how well the job was finished when I saw your post.

Yes,...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-07-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
The whole experience with Thunderbolt is turning...

The whole experience with Thunderbolt is turning out to be a nightmare.

We had an in-ground sprinkler system with Yates (which was already in before Thunderbolt came in). Thunderbolt was supposed...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-07-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
Thanks, Boris B! Yes, I don't mind the pooling...

Thanks, Boris B! Yes, I don't mind the pooling in the stone dips. But this was between a bunch of stones and it wasn't draining. I just spoke to the guys and they said they will fix it :-)
Forum: Ottawa 2013-07-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
Boris B, we are experiencing issues with water...

Boris B, we are experiencing issues with water pooling on the new interlock in spots (the interlock is not perfectly smooth and has dips in places). Do you have that issue? The guys were finishing...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-07-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
Would love to see some pictures! They are...

Would love to see some pictures! They are working on our yard - the interlock is done; the cedar log fencing is done and the garden beds are prepped. Everything looks really great.

Yes, I agree...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-06-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
We went out and spoke to a couple of people who...

We went out and spoke to a couple of people who have had landscaping done by Thunderbolt. They gave us great reviews. They work they did looked very impressive.

We feel a lot better about this...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-06-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
We are going to be signing a contract with...

We are going to be signing a contract with Thunderbolt this week.

It is surprising that no-one has any feedback about them. That is sort of unsettling, but we really like their design.

We...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-05-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,283
Posted By solanabuyer
Grub issue

Hello,

Our entire yard was destroyed by grubs last year :(. We are getting new sod next month, but now are paranoid that just the clearing of the yard and adding top soil will not get rid of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-05-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By solanabuyer
Thunderbolt Contracting

We are planning on hiring Thunderbolt Contracting to do a complete landscape project - from design to execution. For both our front and back yards. Has anyone used them before? Any feedback would...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-02-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,906
Posted By solanabuyer
I know :-) We have friends with Urbandale who...

I know :-) We have friends with Urbandale who don't have any issues. We put it on our year end list, but nothing was done.. I think we are getting used to it. Since we can't even hear our TV when...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-02-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,906
Posted By solanabuyer
I would recommend sound proofing for bathrooms,...

I would recommend sound proofing for bathrooms, if possible. I wish we had gotten that done. I don't know why, but the toilets flushing is extremely noisy. Our ensuite is directly above our family...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-08-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,906
Posted By solanabuyer
We bought a Solana and we got the 2 1/4" red oak...

We bought a Solana and we got the 2 1/4" red oak stained in antique cherry instead of the natural oak - cost us $2,209.52.

We are not happy with the hardwood floor quality - too many things that...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-07-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 115,407
Posted By solanabuyer
**Like!** I totally agree!

**Like!** I totally agree!
Forum: Ottawa 2012-07-04, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,588
Posted By solanabuyer
I would recommend Urbandale too. Great...

I would recommend Urbandale too. Great construction and mostly good experience with the trades. The people were very professional to deal with.

Our first home was by Phoenix and we had no issues...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-06-24, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,372
Posted By solanabuyer
We had our fence (cedar) installed by Bytown and...

We had our fence (cedar) installed by Bytown and I would not recommend them. Once the contract was signed, they would not return calls. They did not show up when they said they would. They did...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-06-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,418
Posted By solanabuyer
Agree! Another *Dislike*

Agree!
Another *Dislike*
Forum: Ottawa 2012-04-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,651
Posted By solanabuyer
We got our fence done last year. We contacted...

We got our fence done last year. We contacted Amco, Bytown and couple other people. Amco never got back on questions and we gave up on him. Bytown had the best quote. The initial quote, sign up...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-04-05, 08:33 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 115,407
Posted By solanabuyer
Ours is an Urbandale too and we've had mixed...

Ours is an Urbandale too and we've had mixed experiences - on some items, they were outstanding and on some, totally atrocious. Depends on the trades, I suppose. Our biggest peeve has been the...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-01-31, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,744
Posted By solanabuyer
We got PVC shutters through Home Depot for 2 sets...

We got PVC shutters through Home Depot for 2 sets of windows (each has 3 big windows). It cost us about $3500.

I personally like the look and feel of the PVC. People we know have wood shutters...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-01-26, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By solanabuyer
We used Chemdry for our house - worked out great...

We used Chemdry for our house - worked out great - dries almost instantly and they did a great job. :D
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