Robert Lamoureux: New windows introduce new problem
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: New windows introduce new problem

Question No. 1  I live here in Santa Clarita and have read your column a couple of different times, regarding retrofit windows and how, about every five years, they will…

KB Home announces opening of two communities in Vista Canyon
Chris Hopkins, left, Glen Longarini, (right) KB Home's Vista Canyon development is set to open to the public on Jan. 25th offering several different home models with extensive customization options. January 23, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

KB Home announces opening of two communities in Vista Canyon

KB Home has announced the opening of Bluma and Auburn, two new home communities situated in Vista Canyon. “Over my career, I've watched the community grow quite a bit,” said…

Robert Lamoureux: Noisy floors and possible leaks
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: Noisy floors and possible leaks

Question No. 1 Robert, I live in a two-story condo in Canyon Country, where I am on the second floor and I have two children. I had wood floors put…

Castaic community to get vote on raising landscape fees or dissolving special districts
The medians on Commerce Center Drive were overgrown with weeds after the drought led to emergency water restrictions. Courtesy of Gary Horton

Castaic community to get vote on raising landscape fees or dissolving special districts

In the next few months, residents in the Commerce Center Drive community in Castaic will be receiving a ballot that will determine if their land maintenance district fees will be…

Robert Lamoureux: More than just window dressing
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: More than just window dressing

Question No. 1  Robert,  I had leaking/moisture between the two panes of glass on my double-paned window and reported this to the management company who manages our condominium association. Management…

Robert Lamoureux: TREX trouble on the patio
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: TREX trouble on the patio

Question No. 1  Robert, I live in Canyon Country, and about five to six years ago, we had a contractor come out to replace all of the planks that go…

Robert Lamoureux: Tips on how to repair a leaky roof
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: Tips on how to repair a leaky roof

Question No. 1: Greetings Robert! Remember me! One of your many old faithful readers/fans! Thought I would get one more question in for you in 2019 to help me troubleshoot…

Robert Lamoureux: Winter weather delays house projects
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: Winter weather delays house projects

Question No. 1  Robert, I live in Santa Clarita and am building a home up north. About ready to do the stucco and have never heard of this before, so…

Robert Lamoureux: Lumber dilemma, the rusted pipe
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: Lumber dilemma, the rusted pipe

Question #1 Robert, I live in Santa Clarita and am a do-it-yourselfer. I don’t have a ton of experience but am always willing to learn and have been successful on…

Robert Lamoureux: Patio options, pool problems
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: Patio options, pool problems

Question No. 1 Robert, I do appreciate your column in The Signal.  Maybe you can help me? I removed a solid roof on my patio and replaced it with a…

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