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When to make the first sketch for a landscape architecture project. Commonly used architectural terminology for landscape architecture can be found in the following article: Different methods can be used to define the facility types but some common methods are landscaping areas, vertical flooring, water features and a general area defined for grounds maintenance. It’s [...]

Avoid These Mistakes When Selling Your Home

Most home sellers only know about the mistakes they made, and often they are the mistakes that led to a last-minute, bad decision. As with any job, getting the most out of your own home-buying experience is about learning from your mistakes, not about repeating them. Many sellers initially give buyers a low offer, then [...]

Basic Waterproofing for Basements

With all the snow this winter generously provided, expect to see water in basements to happen this spring... The snow melts, the water, in many cases, has no where to go, and the ground can get super saturated leaving your basement with a water mess and the need for you to contact a water [...]

6 Ways to Use a Home Inspection Report

How to best use your home inspection report- Six Great Uses We have 6 ways to best utilize your home inspection report. I recommend taking advantage of the knowledge gained in your home inspection, and using the report for your maximum benefit.   1. Buyers should use the conditions reported, as well as the estimated [...]

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Home Safety Tips The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents. I recommend that you follow these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable. Holiday Lighting Use caution with holiday decorations and, whenever possible, choose those made [...]

Asbestos in the home

If asbestos is so dangerous, why was it used in so many building products? Why did the construction industry make such a fatal mistake? There are several properties that make asbestos brilliant for building materials, it's strong, cheap, insulating and widely available. When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibers are released into [...]

Mold in Your Home

Mold, Moisture and Your Home Friends, I get asked about mold all the time. I though I'd share the article below with you as a basic mold education. Enjoy.   Mold Basics The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly [...]

BBQ Safety

The other day, I witnessed my neighbor “grilling” food. It looked as if he was simply turning good food into charcoal. Its prime Barbecue season here in Rhode Island, so here goes... With barbeque season already here, homeowners should heed the following safety precautions in order to keep their families and property safe. Propane grills present [...]

Selling a home is business

Most people hear the word “Home Inspector” and an image of a technically competent professional working for a home buyer. They think of a guy making sure the buyer isn’t moving into a financial disaster. They think of a guy looking out for the safety of the new home owner and their family. Some folks [...]

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