Building Your Fence

SPACING THE FENCE POSTS As a rule, you should set fence posts about 6′ to 8′ apart. The spacing of the posts depends on the type of fence you build, the terrain, the purpose of the fence, and other such factors. Set the corner or end post first. Then...

Fall Maintenance Tips for Home Owners

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and cooler. To ensure that your house remains in prime condition over the winter, a good weekend spent on preventative maintenance is a great investment. By making a thorough inspection of your home...

Do you really know your home? Listing Your Property

I have had many experiences in my combined 30 years in real estate, contracting and home inspections and there is none more difficult than when the home inspection reveals a defect the seller forgot to disclose. This defect can suddenly takes on epic proportions...

What to do with Bathtubs that Won’t Drain

As one of the most used plumbing fixtures in the home, a bathtub that won’t drain can be a very frustrating experience. Common causes of a clogged bathtub drain are hair, soapy sediment, and cleaning products that accumulate in the drain. A clogged bathtub drain...

ASPHALT SHINGLE “BURN OUT”

ACCELERATED ASPHALT SHINGLE “BURN OUT” LEADS TO LEAKAGE ON ROOF RIDGES Have you ever wondered why hip and ridge asphalt shingles burnout faster along the ridge of the roof than shingles made from the same material on the rest of the roof? The explanation...