Category Archives: Upkeep

Hot Tips for Outdoor Summer Living Made Easy

Posted on June 1, 2018 | Tips, Trends, Upkeep

Is there anything better than a summer BBQ in the sun? When summer rolls around, it’s impossible not to get excited about pool parties, sun bathing, grilling, and playing in the backyard with your family. If you’re planning on spending some serious time outside this summer, here are some helpful tips for making your backyard…

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Decorating for Spring – On a Budget!

Posted on April 30, 2018 | Cleaning, Organization, Tips, Upkeep

After the cold, dark months of winter, is there anything more exciting than Spring? These warmer months bring vibrant colors, cool breezes, and sunshine. What better way to usher out the snow and welcome the season with an indoor makeover? Celebrate Spring with these budget-friendly indoor decorating tips. De-clutter your home. During the winter, homes tend to…

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Home Maintenance Tip for the Fall

Posted on September 28, 2015 | Tips, Upkeep

Owning a home requires some basic home maintenance tasks that when performed regularly, could save you thousands on repairs later from faulty items.  Here are some tips of simple items to perform this fall. Clean gutters/downspouts Inspect roof and chimney for cracks or damage Drain any outdoor hose bibs Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors…

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Why does concrete crack?

Posted on June 30, 2015 | Upkeep

Some of the most frequently asked questions we get from new homeowners are about cracks in concrete. They could be in the garage floor, driveway, sidewalk, basement floor or wall. But one thing is certain about concrete-it will crack. The American Concrete Institute addresses this issue in ACI 302.1-04. “Even with the best floor designs…

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How to Make Sure Your New Lawn Comes in Full

Posted on April 20, 2015 | Landscaping, Upkeep

How to Make Sure Your New Lawn Comes in Full Maintaining and nurturing a new lawn is much more difficult than the upkeep of a mature lawn.  When building a new home, you will also have a new lawn that will need to be maintained.  Here are a few items that will greatly increase the…

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Correcting condensation on basement foundation walls

Posted on February 27, 2015 | Upkeep

Correcting condensation on basement foundation walls In a previous article we talked about condensation on the interior of a basement foundation wall. We talked about the condensation being a result of two primary things—the moisture in the interior air and the temperature of the interior side of the exterior wall. The first thing to check…

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Dampness or frost on basement foundation walls

Posted on February 20, 2015 | Upkeep

Dampness or frost on basement foundation walls Moisture on a basement foundation wall can occur for two primary reasons. First the moisture could be caused by water leakage or infiltration. This means that the water is on the wall due to a crack that allows water in to the house, water coming over the top…

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How to Organize your Closet in 5 Easy Steps!

Posted on February 9, 2015 | Organization, Upkeep

How to Organize your Closet in 5 Easy Steps! If you are like most people, your closet is disorganized and has items thrown all over the place.  You are also probably wishing there were a better way and hoping that something would magically change and everything have their own designated location.  Here are our top…

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Home Upkeep Items to Do This Winter

Posted on January 28, 2015 | Cleaning, Upkeep

Home Upkeep Items to do This Winter As a homeowner, there are many little items that should be cleaned up and inspected every year.  Many of those tasks need nicer weather but there are many tasks you can do around your home over the winter to free up time when the weather is nicer.  Here…

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