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Larry Janesky,  owner of Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut, a company that specializes in helping CT homeowners lower their energy bills by providing home energy audits and energy saving services throughout the state, shows in this video how to improve an existing home in terms of energy efficiency...
10/27/2011
Washington is one of the coldest states in the union, and the western portion also has some of the highest levels of precipitation year round. For homes built on dirt-floored, vented crawl spaces, that mix of cold winter weather, and very high humidity year round can have a big impact on indoor c...
10/04/2011
    Tankless or Demand Water Heaters are the "new" thing  in terms of water heating systems, for a number of reasons.   When compared to conventional storage tank water heaters, they are much more energy efficient, more compact, and provide an endless supply of hot water, shower after shower, loa...
10/03/2011
Having a basement with walls bowing walls is something that makes any homeowner uneasy. There is, of course, the concern about the house's structural integrity, there is the risk of collapsed walls and mud filled basements, and the imminent loss of the property's market value, if you happen to be...
08/12/2011
Great post from Rain Maker Robyn Heathcock, pointing to the severe home foundation issues being caused by drought in Texas and urging area homeowners to watch out for signs of foundation failure. Besides the signs she mentions in this post, I'd recommend you look at this guest post I published in...
08/05/2011
 As popular as they are in North Carolina and many southern states, crawl space type foundations, when not properly treated, are also a source of many woes, not only for the people living above them, but for those trying to sell a property with a problem crawl space. Homeowners can live years abo...
07/14/2011
  A basement flood is always bad news, even if it happens in the unfinished basement of a vacant home. There are no stored items or wall and floor finishes to get ruined in an unfinished basement, but furnaces and water heater tanks can get damaged.  In a vacant house, a basement flood can remain...
06/28/2011
The housing market - although showing some signs of recovery - is still suffering the effects of the recent foreclosure crisis. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, l this is a “buyers” market still flooded with many properties for potential buyers to choose from. Says the WS...
06/17/2011
In Savannah, or in any other part of this country, where summers are hot and humid and winters are cold and damp, a vented, dirt crawl space is the source of so many problems, that industry specialists call it a house epidemic. Although many home inspectors and many contractors will still vow for...
11/18/2010
We always say this: basements are prone to moisture and it is not a matter of if, but when your basement will have a water problem. In normal circumstances, every basement that is not protected by good drainage and a reliable sump pump system will eventually leak. In the event of a heavy rain, so...
04/28/2010
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