If a Tree Falls, Who is Responsible for Its Removal?

Storms and derechos can wreak havoc through neighborhoods, downing power lines and toppling trees. Trees can also topple over on their own at times. Perhaps the soil is too drenched to support the weight, or the tree has died and large ...

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Getting Work Done on your Home? You Should Consider Bringing in a Contract Negotiator.

With the coming of spring, many homeowners turn their thoughts into selling their homes. There’s a reason Realtors call it the Spring Market; it’s their busiest season. It’s also the busiest season for those in the construction trade, ...

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Först’s Step by Step Approach to Resolving Construction Issues

Homeowners call Först Consulting Group when they have a construction problem. Their contractor has made an error, or tried to cover something up, but the homeowner knows it and has already tried to approach the builder about the ...

Five Money-Saving Reasons to Get Your Home Inspected Before You Put it On the Market

Spring is rapidly arriving, and that means the kick-off of the busiest season for real estate sales. If you are thinking of selling your home this spring, there is a very simple thing you can do to help make your home perhaps more ...

What are the Statutes of Limitations on Faulty Construction Work?

Your construction manager says he’s done with the job, but you find that something is still wrong. You’ve gone over the problem with him, but it never seems to get fixed. Or you find something later, after the job is long finished. Do ...

Avoid Rain Damage With These Simple Inspections

Here in Northern Virginia, it sure has been raining—a lot. In fact, we’ve broken records for the number of consecutive rainy days. Sometimes it seems like we’ll never see the sun again. Rainy days can cause problems, not only with our ...

Home Safety Inspections are a MUST

I recently spoke to a friend of mine who was excited about a new deck he was having added to his home. Less than a month later, he was calling me to tell me that the deck had collapsed. Luckily, nobody was on the deck when this ...

Construction Inspection – What to Look for While the Work is Being Done

Even the slightest defect can wreak havoc on your construction project, and often the defects can be undetectable to the eye since they are hidden behind the walls. That’s why an independent Construction Inspection is so ...

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