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Do You Have a Fresh Air House?

All houses are drafty to some extent, although older homes seem to have more “fresh air” flowing through them. When talking drafts, most people are referring to winter time cold air drafts. They seem to forget if the cold air enters in the winter then the hot air will enter in the summer when you are using the air conditioning. Stopping this draftiness is a great way to save energy and therefore energy dollars.

Warning Signs of a Faulty Foundation

Cracking, bowing and off setting are three types of conditions that should be monitored. We will begin by taking a look at cracking. Minor cracking can occur in poured concrete and cinder block foundations. These are caused by the drying and curing process and should be no reason for alarm.

6 Must Haves for Move Up Home Buyers

As a move-up home buyer you have had time to figure out your lifestyle. What works for you and your family and what doesn’t. Here are 6 tips to help you select that new home for you and your family that will make life more enjoyable. Technology: USB wall outlets, WiFi friendliness, Bluetooth addressable security […]

Building Your Home; Finding The Perfect Lot

Finding a lot to build on is simple right? Not so fast. First of all please understand I am not putting down sellers, or Realtors, but I have seen it happen time and time again, sellers relay incorrect information to the Realtors and or buyers such as, “utilities are on the lot” or “the lot […]

Surge Protection for The Entire House

We have all heard of surge protectors. Surge protection is usually integrated into those power strips we use to plug all our computer equipment into. In days gone by that may have been enough protection, but not in today’s world of home electronics. Enter the whole house surge protector. Although studies show that only about […]

What Insurance Should Contractors Have?

  All contractors are required to have some kind of insurance to comply with local, state, and national laws. Insurance also protects contractors and their businesses from liability, while also helping employees who suffer through an accident. However, many contractors will feel overwhelmed while trying to navigate the intimidating, complicated world of insurance. Here, we […]

Before You Hire A Contractor, Do These 10 things

Top 10 things to do and decisions to make before you hire any contractor. aka, Eliminating as much stress as possible

Serious About Home Repair? This New Book Will Give You A Surefire Way To Save Time And Money

These questions and more just like them have puzzled remodelers and DIYers for ages. Author John Knoelk aka “Contractor John”doesn’t believe these questions should stop you from undertaking your project, or completing it in a professional manner.

How to Use a Speed Square

There are many uses for this versatile tool. Take a look at this video to discover some of the basic tips and tricks using a speed square…… and b

2015 Cost vs Value Report

Here you will find all types of remodeling projects, the cost of, the scope of, and the amount of money you can expect to recover or get back when you sell.

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