Robert Lamoureux: Stairway handrail must be replaced
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Stairway handrail must be replaced

Question No. 1Robert,We have a home where you enter through the garage going up a flight of stairs, where there is a handrail on the right. We had a home…

Robert Lamoureux: Pool deck sealant wears with age
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Pool deck sealant wears with age

Question No. 1 Hey Robert,  I live up in Canyon Country. I have a lot of weeds coming up between the concrete slab and the stone around my pool. There…

Robert Lamoureux: Replacing window seal simple, but costly
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Replacing window seal simple, but costly

Question No. 1Hi, Robert,My name is Michael J. I’m in Stevenson Ranch, and my home is about 15 years old. Two of the windows in my home have what looks…

Robert Lamoureux: Take care when replacing support beam
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Take care when replacing support beam

Question No. 1  Hi Robert,  My name is Matthew M., from Canyon Country. Some time ago you did an article on repairs to a large beam that can be done…

Robert Lamoureux: Obstruction can cause toilet spray
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Obstruction can cause toilet spray

Question No. 1Robert,I’m hoping you have a simple solution to my problem. When we flush our toilets (especially the one in the master bathroom), there is a popping sound and…

Robert Lamoureaux: Spalling due to old age of concrete
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureaux: Spalling due to old age of concrete

Question No. 1Robert, Happy Memorial Day, Robert. I have read your column for quite a few years now and have written to you previously. You were kind enough to send…

Robert Lamoureux: Options for concrete motorhome pad
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Options for concrete motorhome pad

Question No. 1 Robert, I just bought a property in Acton and want to put a concrete pad in for a 36-foot motorhome. The contractor is suggesting a 6-inch-thick concrete…

Robert Lamoureux: Replacing gas lines, slumpstone flaking
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Replacing gas lines, slumpstone flaking

Question No. 1Robert,I’m a do-it-yourselfer and have much real estate, so I have a handyman and we are looking to replace a gas line at one of my properties. It…

Robert Lamoureux: Is adding solar panels worth the cost?
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Is adding solar panels worth the cost?

Question No. 1 Hi Robert,  I have a home in Santa Clarita that runs, in my opinion, high on the utility bills in the heat of the summer. I am…

Robert Lamoureux: Garage floor spalling, twisted roof beam, cracks
Robert Lamoureux has more than 40 years of experience as a general contractor, with separate licenses in electrical and plumbing contracting. He owns IMS Construction Inc. in Valencia. His opinions are his own, not necessarily those of The Signal. Opinions expressed in this column are not meant to replace the recommendations of a qualified contractor after that contractor has made a thorough visual inspection. Email questions to Robert at [email protected]

Robert Lamoureux: Garage floor spalling, twisted roof beam, cracks

Question No. 1 Hi Robert, Hope this finds you well. I was wondering if just by looking at these photos you could tell what is going on here? This is…

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