2019

This blog is all about communicating effectively with your general contractor—before he or she starts work.

The Real Reason You Need New Siding: Avoiding Unwanted Housemates

23 April 2019
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Siding protects the exterior of your house from rot and environmental influences that could damage the structure. Whether you deal with intense heat, large hail, or another problem, the siding acts as a first line of defense. As tough as siding can be, however, it will eventually reach the point where it needs to be torn out and new siding installed. Chief among the reasons for installing new siding is the need to avoid unwanted pests that like to live between the siding and the wall of the house. Read More …

4 Foundation Maintenance Tasks That Help Protect Your Home From Damage

11 March 2019
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The foundation of your home is something that you want to protect to prevent damage and costly repairs. Improvements, like installing drainage systems or using pier jacking to correct settling, can help fix and prevent problems. There is also maintenance that needs to be done, such as cleaning drainage lines, inspecting waterproofing, and maintaining mechanical equipment like sump pumps. Here are some of the foundation maintenance tasks that help prevent damage to your home's foundation. Read More …

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Communicating With Your General Contractor

Nothing is more frustrating than deciding on a construction project, only to be bombarded by a long list of problems during the construction phase. Unfortunately, if you work with the wrong person, you might become pretty familiar with issues. About five years ago, I hired one of my neighbors to renovate my bathroom. Although the mere idea sounds ridiculous now, at the time it seemed like a natural solution to a real problem. Unfortunately, as soon as he got started, I knew that he didn't know what he was doing. This blog is all about communicating effectively with your general contractor—before he or she starts work.

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