Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

According to HGTV, Spring brings the urge to clean your house, tackle long-deferred maintenance tasks and freshen your decor, but it’s also a good time to focus on the quality of your indoor air. Jennifer Schwab of Sierra Club Green Home offers these tips for... Read More
What is an Egress Window

What is an Egress Window

A basement egress window is a means of entry/exit from the underground level of your home or business. It must be large enough (as defined by local building codes) to allow a firefighter – in all their gear – entry and exit through this window. An egress... Read More
Why a Wet Basement is a Big Issue

Why a Wet Basement is a Big Issue

Why IS a Wet Basement is a Big Issue? If you discover that your basement or crawl space is wet, you really need to call a professional to get help. It might not seem like a big deal, but the situation can worsen over time if it’s not fixed. Here’s why:... Read More
Supporting a Weak Foundation

Supporting a Weak Foundation

Structural damage to the foundation is one of the biggest problems a home or building can face, especially when the foundation has dropped or settled significantly. A shifting foundation not only damages the foundation walls, but also causes cracks and stuck doors and... Read More
Identifying House Foundation Problems

Identifying House Foundation Problems

Foundation problems may mean expensive repairs. Here’s what to look for to keep small concerns from becoming big headaches. Knowing the early warning signs of foundation troubles can head off problems that ultimately could cost tens of thousands of dollars to fix. The... Read More
How to Test for and Get Rid of Radon

How to Test for and Get Rid of Radon

Learn about DIY tests, hiring a radon mitigation contractor, and building a radon-resistant home from thisoldhouse.com. How can radon get into your home? 1. Cracks in solid floors 2. Construction joints 3. Cracks in walls 4. Gaps in suspended floors 5. Gaps around... Read More
Pros, Costs & Cons: Egress Windows

Pros, Costs & Cons: Egress Windows

By definition an egress window is any window that provides a safe escape route from your home in case of fire. They can also act as access point for emergency personnel. That being said, they’re an important (and required) feature of your home. And if you’re adding an... Read More
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