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September 27, 2016 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

Yesterday I was traveling from New Hampshire to Norfolk, Virginia to attend the STIHL editors conference. Amber Kennedy, the PR person representing STIHL, told me there'd be six new magic tools being unveiled. That's got my attention for a brand I've used and respected for over forty years!

On the plane from NH to Baltimore, the first leg of my journey, I sat next to two delightful women, Mary and Kris. They were with their husbands coming back from a vacation in Maine.

As often happens when couples go out to dinner, these two women were sitting in the row behind the husbands so I got their undivided attention. We had ourselves a party and lots of stories were shared.

Somehow we got on the subject of my new Trex Transcend deck and I showed Mary and Kris a photo I had on my phone. They were stunned at how beautiful the Trex was. CLICK here to discover more about Trex Transcend and to see why Mary and Kris were WOWED by this amazing product that really looks and feels like wood.

We talked about Mary's husband's business for a while. They live in Port Clinton, OH, and he is a foundation contractor specializing in raising old houses on Lake Erie. Many of these never had a proper foundation under them.

He also has the expertise to move the houses on the lot if necessary for expansion or other reasons.

I'm sharing this because I want you to know that there are businesses that can lift up your entire house to level it, install a full or partial basement or even move it.

They invited me to come to video tape the process and I would love to do just that in the spring.

I'll let you know if this happens. It would be a video showing the entire process of installing the steel beams and lifting the house! How cool would that be?

Transforming Crawlspaces

Have you ever been in a crawlspace? They can be icky places. If you have one and want a full basement, realize a contractor like Mary's husband can make that happen for a price.

If your budget won't allow that, then there's an alternative to transform a crawlspace into a pleasant, dry place.

If you, or a friend, neighbor or relative, have one that's icky, you need to know that water and water vapor leave the crawlspace and get up into your home.

This is not good.

I say this assuming your crawlspace doesn't have the latest crawlspace technology.

What is that technology? What can be done to stop water from entering your home? What can be done to prevent mold spores from wafting up into your home causing serious health issues for you or your loved ones? Who does this sort of work?

CLICK HERE to discover more!

Isabel's Damp Garden Shed in Scotland

Just moments ago, I received an email from a young man in Vietnam about a phantom kitchen fan that turns on by itself.

A few days ago, I heard from Isabel in Scotland. Suffice it to say not a day goes by that I don't get an email from someone who lives far away from the USA.

Isabel had a very unique situation and must live in a very grand home based on the photo she sent me.

What I looked at in the photo was the craftsmanship in the stonework just above the angled poured concrete foundation. That interface telegraphed to me the villa Isabel lives in must be spectacular.

Tell me what you think after looking at the clue in the photo.

CLICK HERE to see the photo and read how I suggested she transform her wet and damp garden shed into a nice dry place.

After you look at the photo, please read the column do discover the way I waterproof concrete.

Upcoming Dallas Meet Up

I just found out yesterday that it appears I'm going to be in Dallas, TX the last week of October. My travel plans are not yet cast in stone, but I do have the opportunity to set aside time for a meet up.

If you live in or near Dallas and want to get together for a few hours of interesting conversation, then be paying attention in the upcoming weeks.

I NEED TO KNOW NOW if you're interested in a meet up. Please reply to this email and change the subject line to: Tim in Dallas

Okay, that's enough for this abbreviated newsletter. I need to get ready to see the new STIHL tools!

I'll have a new FUN quiz for you next week!

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

Do It Right, Not Over!


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