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Structures

The coverage offered by a new home warranty is critical if you're looking to new construction for your next home. Consider Mary and Sam, who opted for new construction when they decided to buy a home.

"We were on a fixed budget and didn't want any unexpected repairs," said Sam. "We thought if...

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...

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...

Home Design and Architecture

Regardless of your level of home improvement expertise, it often takes a village to keep your Money Pit looking and functioning its best – or to make it even better. And when it comes time to outsource a project, it helps to know your options.

This guide will describe the different types of...