Want To Buy An Older Home? Don’t Rely Solely On The Home Inspector For A Sewer Line Inspection

15 November 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Before a house is bought on the real estate market, home inspections are done to ensure the properties don't have any problems. And even though most home inspections are quite thorough, the inspectors cannot assess every nook and cranny. One thing that is definitely hidden and can fall into disrepair is the sewer line. While home inspectors may ensure that the plumbing system is up to par, they may not be able to determine if there are serious issues underground in the sewer lines, particularly in older homes. Read More 

3 Tips To Make Sure Mosquitoes Aren’T A Threat At Your Swimming Pool Party

12 September 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you have recently had a swimming pool installed or you are thinking about it, the last thing that you want to have to worry about are those pesky little mosquitoes bothering you while you are trying to enjoy some R&R in your pool. And, if you are planning a pool party where you will have guests over, you most definitely don't want mosquitoes showing up uninvited. Unfortunately, mosquitoes love the water (not to mention humans), so the pool is the perfect place for them to show up. Read More 

Stymied By Gutter Leaks? Things You Should Check

25 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If your previously fantastic gutter system has started to show signs of leaking, it's something you should take very seriously. Leaking gutters are more than just a nuisance. They can lead to structural damage to your home if the water seeps into the roof edge or the walls, not to mention the water flowing against your foundation can cause leaks and water damage there as well. If you're not sure what is causing the leak, it's time to start some basic troubleshooting. Read More 

What You Need To Know About Flood Elevation Certificates And Insurance Policies

25 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Flooding has the potential to cause serious damage to your home and property. If you live in an area where flooding happens on a regular basis, then you likely want to secure flood insurance to help you cover the costs of potential damage and repairs that will be needed to recover from a flood in the future. A flood elevation certificate can play a critical role in the insurance process. Read More 

3 Construction Terms That You Should Know

14 June 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are going to have your house built from scratch, you are going to need to know some of the terms that you might hear when you are speaking to the builders and everyone involved in the build.  General Contractor The general contractor is the person who is in charge of the entire build process. Usually, the general contractor is part of a construction company who you've hired to oversee everything, but you can act as your own general contractor if you so desire. Read More