If it’s red – there’s lead! We tested this window last week. Are you buying an older home (prior to 1978)? Your real estate agent will ask you to sign a lead paint disclosure statement (An EPA-approved information pamphlet on identifying and controlling lead-based paint hazards) encouraging you to consider having your home tested for […]
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HOUZZ SLIDE SHOW :: Bathrooms by the Numbers If you’re considering upgrading your home’s bathroom one of the first questions to ask yourself is does this make a smart investment. Other than the kitchen, the bathroom is the most renovated room in the home and in terms of value you’ll recoup, on average, about $6.50 […]
We know that efflorescence is a fine, white, powdery deposit (see photo at right) of water-soluble salts left on the surface of masonry as the water evaporates. These efflorescent salt deposits tend to appear at the worst times, usually about a month after the building is constructed, and sometimes as long as a year after […]
Zinsco electrical equipment is considered obsolete, due to a design flaw in which the circuit breaker’s connection to the bus bar becomes loose, causing arcing and subsequent overheating. Long term exposure to this heat can cause the breaker to fuse to the bus bar, making it impossible to remove.
Whether you can whip up a bouillabaisse with your eyes closed or have enough take-out menus to paper the living room, at some point, you’ll have to face the sink. Take this kitchen quiz. GO HERE
In early November-2013, in Las Vegas, NV, there’s a student competition underway. The ad goes something like this: ABC’s Construction Management Competition (CMC) is a hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management. In addition to providing a significant learning opportunity, the competition fosters an environment that will bring out the best in each team; encourage dialogue among […]