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A Million-Dollar Condo Building Noise Problem

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 problem: noise. When the ultra-modern units were constructed, the walls between them are obviously lacking because ... Read More
 
Hidden Damage in Your Stucco Home

Hidden Damage in Your Stucco Home

People may think that a stucco exterior is better than wood or vinyl because it needs less maintenance. Yet while stucco siding can last up to 50 years, it also has its drawbacks. Here are some problem items to look out for: Installation Stucco’s durability and reliability depends a lot on how it was installed. ... Read More
 
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
 
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
 
Require Integrity in an Expert Witness

Require Integrity in an Expert Witness

The job of the opposing attorney is to debunk the findings of the expert witness, or at the very least, portray the expert as an incredible source. When you go to trial for a construction dispute, you must have the right expert witness on your side, yet unfortunately, many people who call themselves construction “experts” ... 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