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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,...

Geothermal Heat

Remodeling a home green is easier than you think.  There are dozens of easy ideas for how to do just that.  In fact, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), there are also lots of reasons to go green.

  • Lowers energy consumption
  • Reduces operating costs in...
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...

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...

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...