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If you experience contractor fraud, a long and complicated civil suit or filing a report with a consumer protection agency are not your only options. There's another way to get the law on your side: by filing criminal charges against the contractor.

When New Jersey homeowner Mark Zarrilli...

How to Find a Good Contractor

If you've ever tried to find a good contractor, you know the process can be daunting, and one of the most important steps is getting and interviewing a contractor's references.  Before hiring a contractor for your remodeling project, it's imperative to ask their previous customers ten critical...

Drainage

When buying or selling a home, make sure a professional home inspector is part of the transaction. Nosy people can be really annoying if they are always sticking their nose in other people's business! But if you are buying a house, a home inspector is one super nosy person you definitely want...

Basements

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...

Chimney Repair and Cleaning

When temperatures drop, it's time to think about getting your house ready for winter. A good place to start is by reviewing your chimney for any repair or cleaning it may need.

Often neglected, chimneys are a vital part of a home's structure and mechanical functioning. If a chimney is not...

Window Replacement Tips

Installing vinyl replacement windows is a smart home improvement project. But if prospect having your home opened to the elements leaves you feeling a bit queasy, there are some simple ways to prepare for the project. 

Effective, efficient window replacement begins by having a thorough...