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Electrical Deficiencies. Does Your Home Have Them?

Inspectors looking at home electrical systems are finding common electrical deficiencies that not only won’t pass code, they can be downright dangerous. Many of the errors stem from electrical work the homeowner performs him/herself. ...

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Sidewalk Maintenance. Who’s Responsible?

Maintaining sidewalks and walkways around your home is an integral part of the normal upkeep process. But just who is responsible for sidewalk maintenance? The homeowner or the city or county? This is a problem many homeowners ask ...

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Attic Ventilation Protects Homes

While homes can be considered to be sealed, proper attic ventilation is important to protecting your home and ensuring your comfort no matter what the season. Maintaining the right amount of air flow for attic ventilation is outlined ...

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How to Find a Construction Expert Witness

So, you have a construction claim. Your contractor and you are at odds and cannot come to a resolution. And it looks like you might need to go to court. You should consider engaging a construction expert witness. One of the best ways ...

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A Dozen Red Flags for Construction Projects

When you have hired a contractor to remodel, rebuilt or repair your home, there are dead giveaways that trouble is soon to come. In the industry we call those “red flags.” Knowing what to look for, and how to circumvent problems before ...

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Protection From Electrocution/Fire Lies in Electrical Outlets

When electrical outlets are installed, it is not a random choice as to where they are placed or what type of outlet to use. Electricians and builders must adhere to strict building codes under the National Electrical Code as published ...

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The Importance of Radon Testing in Your Home

You’ve probably heard of radon, especially if you recently sold or purchased a home. But did you know how serious a radon problem could be? Radon testing is extremely important, whether you’ve just bought a home or have been living in ...

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Safety on the Construction Site

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous working environments. Construction workers are exposed to a myriad of safety risks on a daily basis, with many construction site accidents resulting in serious injury. Whether working ...

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Signs of a Faulty Toilet Flange

An improperly-installed toilet flange can lead to more problems than you want to deal with. But you may not know if the installation was done incorrectly until it’s too late. The toilet flange is what holds the toilet to the floor, and ...

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8 Things that Can Go Wrong on a Homeowner Construction Project

What can go wrong on a construction project? Frankly, a lot of things. Whether you are planning a home remodel or new construction project, there are many considerations to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Turning ...

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