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Feb 21, 2017

Decks and Deck Construction

One popular improvement that many homeowners are turning to is the installation of a deck. Decks are a versatile type of improvement that can be used for general relaxation, barbecues, parties, sipping your morning coffee before going to work, etc.

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Feb 21, 2017

Heating Systems

The following is a brief discussion or explanation of conventional heating systems in our area. The intention is to answer many of the questions that we field regarding heating systems, and to address misperceptions as they pertain to this important component of a house.

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Feb 21, 2017

Sag & Settlement

In almost every building we inspect, there are cracks in walls and ceilings, if one looks hard enough. Most often, the cracks and other signs of aging are due to “sag”, even though “settlement” can play a role.

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Feb 21, 2017

Ice Damming 101

With winter weather on the way concerns of ice damming and massive ice build-up on roof eaves have resurfaced. This article is intended to explain the ice damming phenomenon, and steps that can be taken to prevent it.

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Feb 21, 2017

Basement Moisture

Most basements will experience some level of dampness, moisture penetration, or even leakage and seepage. The amount that is experienced depends on weather, soil conditions, the age and type of the foundation, etc. Old stone foundations tend to seep more than the more modern block foundations. However, even modern foundations can show signs of dampness and moisture penetration.

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