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…

Lesson plans for the new normal
From left, Miles Heter, 4, and his brothers Cash, 7, and Wade, 3, take in an online activity together at the Heters’ home in Castaic. Courtesy of Brendie Heter

Lesson plans for the new normal

As Santa Clarita Valley parents get accustomed to the kids staying at home for the rest of the school year and distance learning the new normal, teachers across the SCV…

Robert Lamoureux: Peeling paint and falling 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 Lamoureux: Peeling paint and falling concrete

Question No. 1 Hi Robert, I am one of your longtime followers, who has received your advice on projects around my home for several years, that has helped me make…

Making the most of increased family time
Meadows Elementary Students Avalon Tarlow, right, and Jacob Patton exercise their creativity at a "pop-up playground event" on their campus Thursday morning. February 20, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal

Making the most of increased family time

It’s been a week since schools in the Santa Clarita Valley closed, meaning kids, as well as parents, have been stuck primarily indoors due to the coronavirus and dreary weather.…

Robert Lamoureux: Taking care of asbestos and countertops
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: Taking care of asbestos and countertops

Question No. 1 Robert, Good morning, I was reading your column online and thought I would reach out to you. We just purchased a condo for our daughter in Santa…

Robert Lamoureux: Sliding doors, bathroom remodel
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: Sliding doors, bathroom remodel

Question No. 1 Hi Robert, I am a fan of your column and read it any time I get hold of it. I even save the ones that are relevant…

Robert Lamoureux: Replacing French doors, house exterior
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 French doors, house exterior

Question No. 1 Hi Robert, I live in Valencia and have several outside-opening wood French doors that open to a patio that I need to replace. They are approximately 30…

Robert Lamoureux: Garage and plumbing maintenance
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 and plumbing maintenance

Question No. 1 Hi Robert, My son and I did some of the plumbing work ourselves on a bathroom remodel in our home. We had two shower valves and went…

Robert Lamoureux: Repairing concrete and drywall
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: Repairing concrete and drywall

Question No. 1 Robert, I have a home in Oxnard and had a deck installed onto the flat roof garage, all done with permits. Now, through my general contractor, I’ve…

Robert Lamoureux: Mold and leaks around new windows
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: Mold and leaks around new windows

Question No. 1  Robert, The photo shows that this is the job going on right now at my son’s house in Texas. They are replacing a failed window and they…

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