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I received an email on Thursday form a homeowner who needed his crawlspace redone. The email also stated that there was additional work that could also be quoted. The email came via ActiveRain. At first I didn't know what to think, I thought maybe it was a prank or a spamer. After all, I don't bl...
Looking at this picture it is obvious that this deck has some structural problems. First of all it should never have been built with 4x4 supports spanning such large spans. You can also see that there is earth to wood contact. The support beams are bent and warped and I can go on for a while, bu...
I'm sure some of you are familiar with this picture. It was on a post written by my wife last week regarding contractor rip offs. I'm providing a link to that post Another Contractor Rip Off for anyone who might be interested in reading it. Over the past years many unsuspecting homeowners have fa...
The time will eventually come when you will need to replace your water heater. Choosing between a gas or electric water heater will be greatly determined by what kind of services are available to your house. Either type of unit will supply your your hot water needs efficiently and economically. P...
Your home is most likely your most prized possession. Maintaining the up-keep is the best way to enhance the beauty and value of that investment. Unfortunately, aluminum and vinyl siding collect dirt and debris and do weather over a period of time. This is a local home we recently restored. Power...
Crawlspaces are one of the leading causes of poor indoor air quality. Seepage problems, dirt floors, open vents, high levels of humidity and wet insulation are common in most crawl spaces. Up to 50% of the air that you breathe upstairs comes from the basement or crawl space below. Therefore, elim...

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I want to provide my readers with some idea of who I am, what I do and the services my company has to offer. I will post articles on home repairs and periodic home maintenance. From time to time I will post some articles of personal interest.