by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

This morning, a DC trash truck backed into our retaining wall while trying to make a sharp turn on our street on Quebec Place NW up in Columbia Heights/Petworth. They caused pretty serious damage as you can see from the pictures. The police came and we filed a report with the Dept of Public Works and the WPD but it seems cumbersome and the claim process seems like it’ll be dragged out for weeks/months. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

We had some noisy neighbors move next door to our row house. We have the original 1920s wooden and glass paned door and wanted to add a storm door to help curb the noise from their neighboring deck that is next to our back door. Does anyone have any recommendations on companies that install these type of doors?”

by Prince Of Petworth May 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley

“Dear PoPville,

I recently purchased an old home in the city, and seemingly like everyone else, am interested in taking down a small wall section to create an open floor plan.

Any idea what kind of contractor can tell me if it’s weight bearing or any recommendations?

I’ve looked on yelp and other sites and haven’t found anyone that can do it for residential houses.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

The exterior door of my condo unit (the door that goes into the hallway) is not hanging properly in its frame.

Getting in from the outside is requiring pushing in and pulling up on the door while unlocking it.

What kind of contractor do I need to fix this, and can anyone recommend an individual or company?”

by Prince Of Petworth February 11, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a small, two floor condo building on Capitol Hill and, over the past year, I’ve been been plagued with recurring leaks from above my kitchen ceiling every time that it rains. My unit is on the second floor with a flat roof right above it. Despite having had the roof area above my kitchen both patched and replaced (on two separate occasions by different roofing companies), the leaking persists. Our latest roofer is at a loss and has suggested that perhaps it’s coming from underneath the adjacent units’s rooftop deck. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I have a water-damaged wall in the back bedroom on the top floor of my house.

Once I get the source of the water damage* fixed, what kind of contractor should I get to fix the water-damaged plaster (and possibly lathe) on this wall?

And do I need a different kind of contractor to assess just how deep the water damage is in the wall? (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 29, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Chabelamarie

“Dear PoPville,

This is our first D.C. summer with a backyard/patio on Capitol Hill. We love our small yard, but as the weather warmed up, so did the pests. Lately, we’ve been dealing with an insane number of cockroaches (both German and American) that come out at night. We’ve put out roach motels, which fill up every night, but it obviously doesn’t address the problem. (more…)


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