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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,...

Getting Building Permits for Remodeling Projects

Getting building permits for your remodeling project can be the trickiest and most overlooked part of the remodeling process.  But beware: if a contractor asks you to get building permits yourself, consider it a red flag, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)....

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...

Building and Remodeling
Homeowners taking on a home improvement or home renovation project receive a lot of promises. The home improvement contracts, change orders, project guarantees and product warranties which consumers must deal with all seem to have one thing in common: the goal of customer satisfaction.  But...
Energy Saving Ideas and Tips for Under $50

Saving energy is always in season, and there are many energy saving home improvements you can make that amp up efficiency without costing a bundle. Here are five easy energy saving tips for your home to-do list.

Don't wait to insulate: Most homes in America, even those that are just a few...

Building and Remodeling

Contractor fraud is a common problem, with complaints against general contractors ranking as one of the top ten complaints tracked by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). And if BBB complaints against general contractors are added to those involving similar home improvement trades, home repair...