Signs of a Sinking Foundation

Being a homeowner can mean challenges that are scary and costly, and one of those issues could be your home sinking into the ground.  If you’re worried that your home might be sinking, here are a few signs to look for so you can address the issue sooner than later:...

Mold in the Kitchen?

Mold in the kitchen is often overlooked. But mold can fester and grow in the kitchen just like it can in any other room. So the question is, where to check for mold in your kitchen?  From forgotten leftovers in the back of the fridge to the not so easily...

Does a Vapor Barrier Matter?

Moisture problems are headaches for homeowners no matter where they are located. The purpose of the vapor barrier it’s to help prevent water vapor from reaching walls, ceilings, attics, crawl spaces, or roofs. Water can condense and cause building materials to rot or...

What Does A Home Inspection Involve?

The first step is to find the right home inspector for the job. Your real estate agent will usually refer a home inspector. However, your friends, family, or coworkers can help you find well-qualified candidates. Do your own online search for reviews and experiences...

Weatherize Doors

Looking for ways to help lower your energy costs and make your home warmer? There are a few simple weatherization steps that can help. One is weatherizing your doors. Yes, this simple step can help make a difference in your monthly energy bill. Weatherizing your doors...

How to Save Water at Home

The ways to save water at home are endless. Conserving water at home not only can help lower your water bill but it can also have a great environmental effect. Let’s consider a few ways to save water around the house. There are some basic things that anyone can easily...

How to Control Crawl Space Moisture

The crawl space is a very easy space where moisture can build up. Moisture in a crawl space area is not good for many reasons. It can lead to expensive repairs, mold, or the attraction of unwanted pests like mice and termites. Control of the moisture in a crawl space...

Deck Receptacles – Are They Really Necessary?

Now when you hear receptacle, what do you normally think? Do you maybe think of a trash receptacle? Well, in this case, we are actually talking about an electrical outlet receptacle. But are these types of receptacles necessary for your outside outlets? Well, that...

Which One Is Better – OSB Or Plywood?

OSB and plywood are both used in construction, especially in roofing projects and in flooring projects. However, depending on the project, you will use one type of wood over the other. Both the pros and cons of each will be discussed in this article. OSB is a type of...

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