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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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The Importance of Landscaping to Protect Your Home

In addition to beautifying your property, proper landscaping is essential to protecting your home’s foundation—and its value. Whether you are landscaping on your own or thinking of hiring a professional landscaper, these are items to ...

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Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Home Repairs

There is a certain satisfaction in performing a home repair yourself, especially with the DIY trend that is dominating the media. Everywhere you look, a home repair show is showing a fabulous makeover, or an online video is explaining ...

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10 Ways to an Energy-Efficient Home

Improving your home’s energy efficiency will save you a lot of money, especially in the long run. The good news is that even one change can significantly boost energy savings and reduce utility costs. Here are some ways you can create ...

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Wood Balconies Can Fail Due to Water Intrusion

Humidity and rain can be devastating to wooden balconies, and can be frequent causes for balcony failures from water intrusion. Imagine enjoying your balcony, only to discover that parts of it are rotting away—even if it is relatively ...

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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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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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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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