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October 28, 2014 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

Lots and lots going on today. You want to know how good I feel? Do you think I’m back to my usual self?

Then you MUST READ the questions and the multiple-choice answers in the LE Johnson Wall Mount game that starts today! Kathy thinks I need professional help. Don’t go there.

Bwahahahahahahaah. I’ll bet you can’t find the photo where I got the snippet! Click the game link far below in the newsletter to see how good you are.

Heck, if you can’t wait, opens in a new windowCLICK HERE.

I’m also announcing today the top three winners in the Color My Door contest!

Do you have a stinky garbage disposer? I’ve got the answer.

Are you thinking of hiring an attorney to sue a bad contractor? Wait until you see what I told Gary and Linda yesterday about my years of being an expert witness in home improvement litigation! You’ll be SURPRISED at my advice.

Let’s get going.

Tip of the Week - Stinky Garbage Disposals

I get questions all the time about stinky garbage disposals.

Does your disposal stink? Do you know what causes it and how to clean it?

opens in a new windowCLICK HERE to get the full story.

Color My Door WINNERS and LE Johnson Wall Mount Game!

Congratulations to the following winners of the Color My Door contest sponsored by Therma-Tru!

First Prize $1,000 - Tiffany Duke

Second Prize $400 - George Blakey

Third Prize $300 - Susan Tang

Do YOU want to win cash or a great Veto Propack MC tool bag? Then play today’s LE Johnson Wall Mount game!!!!

opens in a new windowCLICK HERE. It will only take you a few minutes to play this fun game today!

Sue the B * * * * * * !

That’s an incendiary headline for sure. But you may have been so mad from getting screwed by a contractor that’s the first thought that jumps into your head.

Yesterday, I spoke on the phone with Gary and Linda who live in Bethesda, Maryland. They hired a concrete contractor to install a new concrete drive two years ago. Unfortunately the sub-contractor - yes, the contractor hired someone else to do the job - did a very poor job and the surface of the concrete is spalling off.

Gary purchased one of my opens in a new window15-Minute Phone consults and wanted to talk to me about the process of suing the contractor.

Little did Gary know that for over ten years I was an expert witness in countless lawsuits involving poor workmanship on jobs. Not only have I been deposed on any number of occasions, but I’ve also sat in the witness chair in real trials. I’ve walked the walk.

Believe it or not, I told Gary and Linda to abandon the litigation strategy. Why?

  1. It’s outrageously expensive to go through the legal process.
  2. There’s NO GUARANTEE you’ll win.
  3. If you do win the case, you’re awarded a judgement. It’s quite another thing to COLLECT the money from the judgement. That’s always the first question you ask an attorney: “Say I decide to go through with this lawsuit. Explain to me what happens if I win. How exactly do I collect the money and when does it happen?” Few are smart enough to ask that question in the first five minutes of the first meeting with an attorney.
  4. The entire process can take years and is a bottomless pit of emotion and money - bad emotion and lots of your money.

My advice was for Gary and Linda to just focus their energy on installing a thin concrete overlay on top of their concrete drive. As long as they can chip away all of the poor concrete finish, they can have a great looking driveway that will last decades.

Concrete overlays are time tested and work well.

opens in a new windowREAD about the secret ingredient that allows concrete overlays to bond permanently to the old spalled concrete.

Send a Photo and Question - Get Stain Solver

I’m wanting to help you with the problems around your home. But I NEED high quality photos that are high resolution, in focus and with great lighting. You can take photos like that, I know you can!

If you send me your photo with your question AND I publish it in my website, I’ll send you a small sample size of Stain Solver as a return favor.

Be SURE you put in your question that you’re a newsletter subscriber and you WANT your free bottle of Stain Solver!

Get that camera out, snap the photo and send in your questions!


Watch for the Friday Weekend Warrior issue!

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

Do It Right, Not Over!


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