This is an encyclopedia of practical fixes for real-world home building and repair problems. There is never an end to "surprises" when you're in the business of building and fixing homes, yet there is little published on how to deal with construction that went wrong -- where out-of-square or non-standard or jerry-rigged turns what should be a simple job into a nightmare. This manual describes jaw-dropping building mistakes that actually occurred, from disastrous misunderstandings over property lines, through basement floors leveled with an out-of-level instrument, to a house collapse when a siding crew removed the old siding.
You will learn the pitfalls, the painless way, and real-world working solutions for the problems every contractor finds in a home building or repair jobsite. Includes dozens of those "surprises" and the author's step-by-step, clearly illustrated tips, tricks and workarounds for dealing with them.