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Don’t Let Invisible Construction Errors Go Unnoticed

Don’t Let Invisible Construction Errors Go Unnoticed

Some of the most common building mistakes aren’t visible to the human eye. That’s why we call them “invisible construction errors.” They can occur behind the walls, within the ceiling, or beneath the floors…where you’d never see them. However, these errors can cause problems in the future and should not be accepted. When building your ... Read More
 
How Can a Contractor Prevent Construction Claims?

How Can a Contractor Prevent Construction Claims?

It’s the dreaded call that no contractor wants to get: the construction dispute. It happens when your company has completed work on a project, and someone finds fault with your work or something has failed, and they request remediation and damages, or are suing your company. Construction defect can be defined as the premature failure ... Read More
 
6 Tips to Protect Your Home From Vandalism

6 Tips to Protect Your Home From Vandalism

Owning a home means protecting it around the clock. Yet, even when you are not at home, there are things you can do to help prevent vandalism. Keep shrubbery trimmed Tall shrubbery can offer ideal places for criminals to hide while trying to break into your home. Keep trees, shrubs and greenery around doorways and ... Read More
 
Summer Exterior Home Maintenance Needed Now

Summer Exterior Home Maintenance Needed Now

Summer is here, and we welcome its lazy days. One area where you shouldn’t be lazy, however, is in your home’s maintenance. Summer is the ideal time to assess any problems and make needed repairs, as well as provide normal exterior maintenance to keep your home healthy and happy for years to come. Summer Exterior ... Read More
 
Building Codes Set the Performance Threshold for Construction Disputes

Building Codes Set the Performance Threshold for Construction Disputes

For every construction job, there is something called a “performance threshold” that sets the limits and standards for acceptability. And where a performance does not meet this threshold, the stage is set for contention. Within the construction field, commercial building codes are the guidelines that define acceptable, or threshold, standards. The International Residential Code (IRC) ... Read More
 

Is Your Pool Safe and Up to Code?

Modern pools are likely up to code, but older pools may not be safe. Pools even as young as 10 years old may have violations on safety and energy usage codes. What are Swimming Pool Codes? The “Swimming Pool Code” of 1968 set standards for electrical equipment used around pools, including those that circulate the ... Read More
 
What Homeowners Need to Know about Protecting Themselves Against Unscrupulous Contractors, Part III: Terms of a Valid Construction Contract

What Homeowners Need to Know about Protecting Themselves Against Unscrupulous Contractors, Part III: Terms of a Valid Construction Contract

In Part I of our four-part series on protecting yourself against unscrupulous contractors, we discussed Virginia licensing requirements. In Part II, we explored the types of payment contracts. Here in Part III, we’ll look at the elements that are required for a valid Virginia Residential Construction Contract. Part III: Terms of a Valid Virginia Construction ... Read More