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What Every Home Owner Needs To Know About Their Foundation

When you’re building your new home, considering the foundation and having it constructed to be high in quality is a hugely important thing. As a matter of fact, it is not uncommon for up to 14% of the budget for building a home to be directed towards the foundation alone. After all, the foundation holds up the rest of the home, playing a key and critical role in the overall stability of said home not just in the present, but for the future years as well. Having this foundation constructed well can help to ensure that there is little need for foundation repair or other associated repair work in the years that are ahead.

Of course, not all types of foundation are created the same and so picking out the right type of foundation for your home will be absolutely essential. The slab foundation is a common type of foundation, typically used in places where other types of foundation would prove to be too unstable. This will, in many cases, come down to soil quality and type on the propert

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How Old Are the Roof and Gutters on Your Home?

The roofing projects in the neighborhood are nearing completion. And while there still may be many more neighbors who will get new roofs in the spring, the window for fall new roofing installations is about to expire. The constant hammering echoing through the neighborhood, the streets crowded with construction trucks, the driveways half filled with dumpsters will come to an end as well. For a few months anyway the neighborhood will look and sound like normal.
From new gutter installation to roofing repair and replacement, there are many times when contractors are in high demand, especially after a storm has made its way through a city. Finding the right contractor, of course, is important, but so is making sure that you have the right materials. In areas that are known for severe hailstorms, for instance, it is important to know that there are some very high end products that a

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Basement Water and Moisture Can Cause Many Problems

Seasonal transitions are important times of the year in many places in the country. From keeping your crawl space dry in the south to basement waterproofing in the north, before the cold weather sets in it is important to make sure that you are ready. Keeping your crawl space dry is especially important if you have someone in the house is allergic to mold and mildew. Moisture free lower spaces are not always that easy to achieve, so many home owners find themselves hiring contractors. From sump pump installation to simply keeping your crawl space dry, there are contractors who can help you achieve your goals.
Waterproof basements are essential if you want to protect both the health of your family, as well as the safety of your home. Crawl spaces that are well vented cannot maintain relative humidity below the 70% threshold; therefore, they routinely experience both mold growth and condensation. Knowing th

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