lacey: Detecting and addressing Radon - 01/09/09 04:54 AM
Detecting and Addressing Radon Contamination in the Home Many homeowners are increasingly concerned about the possible presence of radon in their homes – and with good reason. You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in North America, and it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. The good news is that if radon is detected, steps can be taken to remedy the problem. January has been designated National Radon Action Month; learn the facts and take action.
WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF RADON?
Radon is naturally … (0 comments)

lacey: Fall Tips - 10/27/08 09:30 AM

HELPFUL HINTS:
These easy, affordable touches will cozy up your home for the cooler days and longer nights ahead.
Whisk away whisper light sheers, and rehang your heavier drapes and curtains for a snug, warm feeling.
Sprinkle in low- or no-cost accents, like a wooden bowl filled with juicy pears, ripe apples or other seasonal produce, or a clear glass bowl holding a single leaf.
Light candles infused with spicy-sweet ginger, pumpkin, cinnamon-apple and brown sugar.
They’ll “hug” your home with the feel-good scents of the season! Add seasonal blooms, such as sunflowers, asters and mums to your tables, shelves … (0 comments)

lacey: Eco-Friendly Remodeling - 10/13/08 04:59 AM
Whether you are making an addition to your home or remodeling your bathroom cabinets, eco-friendly choices can help you conserve resources and reduce your impact on the environment. As the demand for green building materials grows, major manufactures are expanding their affordable sustainable options, so the green choice may also be the less expensive one. Here are some green guidelines to consider during your next remodeling project.
* Consider renewable sources for cabinetry. Choose wood products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which will be harvested from sustainably managed forests. Spruce, eucalyptus or reclaimed wood are durable, sustainable options from … (2 comments)

lacey: Major Foundation types and moisture intrusion. - 09/22/08 03:26 AM
Stone Foundations
Stone foundations were standard fare before World War I. Stone foundations will only stay dry if the soil surrounding the foundation is dry-- hence it is unreasonable to expect them to be 100% dry. This being said, stone foundations are very vulnerable to leakage problems. If the construction was shoddy, there may remain gaps between the stones where the mortar was filled, which become an entry point for leaking water. If it is a mortared stone wall, then a leakage crack can be identified as a single thin crack localized around a particular region of the wall, especially where … (0 comments)

lacey: Damp basement education part 1 - 09/15/08 04:41 AM
Knowing what to expect from a basement is half the battle. So what is the difference between a wet basement and a typical basement? The answer lies in understanding that no basement is 100% dry. Historically the basement was not expected to be a living or dry storage area. Today however, many people expect much more from the basement space – anywhere from basement apartments to recreation rooms to home offices. Most basements, by the sheer nature of the fact that they are built into the ground, present the distinct possibility that water can intrude. (i.e. the walls of the basement … (0 comments)

lacey: One Year Warranty Inspections - 09/08/08 05:26 AM
Sizing up Your Structure: You’ve been in your new home now for all four of the seasons; you may have learned about a leak in the basement during the winter or a sticky window during the spring, but what other issues might you have missed? New homes are often plagued with structural defects and flaws in construction – both minor and major – that slowly come to light during the first year of occupancy. A professional inspection of your new home while it is still under warranty can help you find and address many of these issues at a minimal cost … (0 comments)

lacey: Give Junk a Heave-Ho! - 08/25/08 03:20 AM
Is your garage so cluttered that only a toy car will fit inside? If you are wondering where all that stuff is going to go, maybe it’s time to spend part of the weekend creating some order in all that chaos. Get your parking space back with these easy tips!
1.Give junk a heave-ho! “Before anything else, toss stuff that’s beyond repair or hopelessly outdated,” says the president of the National Association of Professional Organizers. Be sure to have a ‘donate’ pile and a ‘throw out’ pile. Throw away broken toys, almost empty cans of paint, and rusty garden tools. Donate … (1 comments)

 
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