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  • How A Crawl Space Vapor Barrier Installation Might Be Done When You Want The Space To Stay Dry

    29 August 2022

    If your crawl space is always damp, you probably need to have a vapor barrier installed on the floor. Dampness is often caused when water rolls under your house when it rains, but the dampness can also be caused by water vapor that rises up through the soil beneath your house. Putting a vapor barrier down keeps water vapor from getting in the crawl space so it stays dry. Here's a quick look at the crawl space vapor barrier installation process.

  • What Are Soft Story Retrofits?

    15 August 2022

    When you live in an earthquake-prone area, some very strict building codes exist. These building codes are designed to make sure that any building is going to be strong enough to survive an earthquake. Part of those codes will be about the lateral load resistance that a building has. The more lateral load resistance, the stronger the building is, and the more it is likely to survive an earthquake. A lateral load is one that acts against the building in parallel to the ground.

  • Preparing For The Arrival Of A Commercial Asphalt Paving Service

    1 August 2022

    If you are a business owner, and you have decided to revamp your parking area with a fresh coat of asphalt, you undoubtedly want a successful session. Here are actions to take before the arrival of the service. Alert People About Your Intentions If you have clients, customers, workers, or representatives that utilize your building, you need to let them know when you intend on having an asphalt paving service on your property.

  • 4 Signs You Need To Schedule Stucco Repair Services

    14 July 2022

    If you have stucco on the exterior of your home, it's important to keep an eye out for any signs of damage. It is a durable material, but it can still crack or chip over time. This could be caused by weather damage, age, or even insects. If you see any signs of damage, it's important to schedule repair services as soon as possible. This includes cracks, holes, or any other type of damage.

  • 3 Questions About Rewiring Your Home's Electrical System

    5 July 2022

    Does your home have old wiring that you are looking to replace? If so, you likely have a few questions about how the process will work. Here is what you need to know before you hire your electrical contractor. Will Your Entire Home Be Without Power During The Process? One concern people have with an electrical system rewiring is how long they are going to be without power. Thankfully, you don't have to be completely without power at your home except for short moments.

  • Drain Excavation: Your Last Resort To A Fixing A Clogged Drain

    20 June 2022

    Most drain clogs can be resolved with plungers, liquid plumbers, or other conservative methods, but more invasive work may need to be done if one of your drains has serious problems. Drain excavation is usually performed when other methods won't resolve clogging or other drain issues. A knowledgeable plumber can let you know if drain excavation is the appropriate solution after your plumbing problem has been analyzed carefully. How Drain Excavation Is Done

  • Seawall Inspection Steps And Repair Processes

    6 June 2022

    A seawall protects a home from dangerous flood waters and prevents soil erosion. A seawall inspection is conducted upon the installation of this type of barrier. One is also usually performed when a piece of property may be purchased or listed for sale. A Property Owner's Role The seawall that runs in front of a residence should be inspected, repaired, and maintained by the current property owner. If a property has already been listed for sale, the current property owner may furnish a potential buyer with details about a recent inspection.