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Först Consulting Group Expertise Featured in Magazines

Först Consulting Group was pleased to be featured in an article titled “Be Your Own Best Advocate: Protecting Yourself as a Homeowner During a Construction Project” in the September/October 2017 issues of Viva Tysons and Viva Reston ...

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Home Winterizing Tips

Winterizing your home against the cold weather can save you money on energy bills, as well as add to your comfort this winter. Here are some tips to preparing this year. Inspect Your HVAC System You will want to get an annual ...

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A Chimney Inspection Can Save Your Life

Now that the weather is cooling off, people are starting to ask us, “Can you do a chimney inspection?” Of course, we answer “Yes.” A chimney inspection is required when evaluation of the chimney is needed to ensure safe usage of the ...

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6 Tips to Collecting Flood Insurance

The United States has been hammered with hurricanes and tropic storms, leaving homeowners with cleanup and rebuilding costs reaching into the multi-millions of dollars. And unfortunately, 80% of victims from Hurricane Harvey did not ...

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Först Consulting Group Earns Certifications

Over the past several months, Först Consulting Group has earned even more certifications that can serve as a knowledge base to provide credibility for our expert services. These certifications not only allow us to serve our clients ...

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Which Roof Material Belongs on Your Home?

Whether you are building a new home or replacing the roof on your existing home, you have decisions to make about what kind of roofing materials to use. Considerations include how long you will be in your home, matching the ...

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Tile Installation Construction Failures

Tiles, most often made of ceramic, porcelain or natural stone, are often used in building construction to cover surfaces including floors or walls. Like most building materials they require strict installation requirements that, if not ...

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A Million-Dollar Condo Building Noise Problem

A recent construction of a six-unit condominium building in Washington D.C. sold units for more than $1.1 million each, but that doesn’t mean the owners got what they paid for. The new residents have been plagued with one particular ...

European vs. American Home Construction

Since my wife is European, she and I often spend time in Europe, both touring and visiting family and friends. Being that I come from an engineering and construction background,  I cannot help but notice the construction practices and ...

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Unhappy With the Construction Work? Seek Legal Advice if You are Dissatisfied With the Contractor.

While there are so many construction projects getting completed without any major problem, in some cases the construction work can go awry. There could be few common reasons behind a construction project going wrong like: unrealistic ...