Moisture Meter

Pictured here is a non-invasive moisture meter used to detect moisture without puncturing holes in surfaces.  In this particular case, the insurance company told the customer who had a water loss, that there wasn’t any cause for concern with the walls and that the damage was only on the floors.  Upon us checking the wall, […]

Stucco Issues

When properly installed, stucco is a tough, durable and long lasting system that can not only add a aesthetic value to your home, but when properly maintained, can last for many years.  But during the last couple of years especially, I am seeing a wide range of issues when it comes to stucco, resulting in […]

Depth Needed For Insulating Attics

Whether you live in a warm-weather state, as I do, or in a cooler northern climate, it’s hard to stay comfortable and keep your energy bills in check if you don’t have adequate insulation in the attic. But many homeowners I talk with don’t know how much is enough. The answer depends on where you […]

Depth Needed For Insulating Attics

Whether you live in a warm-weather state, as I do, or in a cooler northern climate, it’s hard to stay comfortable and keep your energy bills in check if you don’t have adequate insulation in the attic. But many homeowners I talk with don’t know how much is enough. The answer depends on where you […]

Stucco Issues

When properly installed, stucco is a tough, durable and long lasting system that can not only add a aesthetic value to your home, but when properly maintained, can last for many years.  But during the last couple of years especially, I am seeing a wide range of issues when it comes to stucco, resulting in […]

Insulating a Crawl Space Yourself

To take the chill out of a crawl space, it’s usually best to insulate the exterior masonry walls rather than the underside of the floor above. That’s especially true when heating ducts or pipes pass through the space. Unless there are excessive moisture problems in the crawl space, use unfaced fiberglass batts to insulate the […]

Insulation Tips

There’s a lot more to insulation then simply deciding which type may be the best for you.  Here’s some tips you should consider along your way: Consider factors such as your climate, home design, and budget when selecting insulation for your home. Use higher R-value insulation, such as spray foam, on exterior walls and in […]

Types of Insulation

Insulation is made from a variety of materials, and it usually comes in four types: rolls and batts, loose-fill, rigid foam, and foam-in-place. Rolls & Batts Rolls and batts — or blankets — are flexible products made from mineral fibers, such as fiberglass and rock wool. They are available in widths suited to standard spacing […]

Conflict of Interest

Many jobs that I go into that require removal of drywall or plaster need to be rebuilt.  Home owners continually ask us if we do the reconstruction and the response is always no.  Some ask why, and my response is that it is a conflict of interest.  Let me take a few minutes to explain […]

Carpet Patching

Carpet patching is something that many people are already aware of, but it is important to hire a professional for the best outcome.  This process involves the physical removal of a segment or area of flooring and the subsequent replacement of a visually similar piece of flooring. This is accomplished best by seasoned professionals who […]