gutters: Keep Water Away From Your Home’s Foundation - 07/06/12 04:25 AM
 
 
Water is good for trees, shrubs and many other plant forms. It’s not, however, always good for your house, especially when your property stays wet and does not drain properly.
 
“Water is the number one cause of damage to the homes we live in,” says Jamison Brown with AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service in southeastern Virginia.
 
“Excessive water around and under the footprint of the home can produce a host of unwanted consequences — fungal growth and structural damage.”
 
To protect your home, the soil around the home should slope away from the foundation on all sides.
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gutters: 4 things to consider before converting basement - 03/14/12 04:43 AM
 
If you're fortunate enough to have a basement in your home, you may have the potential for a substantial amount of additional living space right below your feet. But if you're thinking of converting that cold and unappealing area to a warm and cozy new space, there are several things you'll want to take into consideration first.
 
Is it safe?
 
One of the very first things you want to look at with any basement conversion is safety, and that can take a lot of different forms.
Is there convenient and safe access from inside the house in the … (2 comments)

gutters: 10 ways to winterize your home - 11/20/11 11:31 AM
 
Fall is in the air already, which means that another chilly winter can't be too far behind. So before the cold weather arrives, here's your annual checklist of things to do to get your home ready for the change of season.
 
Inside your home
 
Check smoke detectors: Don't neglect that smoke detector any longer! Take some time right now to check the operation of detectors, and to change the batteries. If you have an older house with a limited number of smoke detectors, install additional ones at each sleeping room, and make sure there is one centrally located … (0 comments)

gutters: Last-Minute Summer Home Maintenance Tips - 08/26/10 08:46 PM
The summer's not over yet. And while there's still time for some fun in the sun, this is also a good time to think about some last-minute maintenance that is sure to help you increase the longevity of your home and reduce energy costs.Here are some tips from Andy Rathke, a former commercial and residential real estate and construction executive who now runs a HandyPro handyman franchise in Charlotte, NC.Roof and Attic Ventilation and Insulation:Make sure attic, soffit and roof vents are running, open and clear of debris to allow proper ventilation. Properly ventilated and insulated attics reduce heating and cooling … (1 comments)

gutters: Top 6 Property Value Raising Projects - 07/20/10 09:35 AM
 
Most homeowners enjoy the every project that they have made in their home. They like to add, improve and make changes all over the house for them to live comfortable and pretty satisfied of what they are seeing around. But it isn’t all about that because everything that we do in our home can add to its real estate property value.  And when the time comes that you’ll be decided to sell your home you will gain get more money out of these projects that you’ve done.  Here are some of the projects that will help to appraise your home … (0 comments)

 
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