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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,...

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...
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

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...

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

Hiring a contractor for your home renovation project is a smart investment, but one that can start to balloon past estimates and expectations if you haven’t prepared properly on your end. When hiring a contractor, consider these hints to help you get great project results on time and on...