FOUNDATION CRACKS

Houses of any age will shift and settle over time, resulting in cracks. Cracks may appear in finishes, structural components or both. Though they usually don’t have any structural significance, it’s worth some visual detective work to help homeowners understand the difference between different types of foundation cracks. Shrinkage Cracks Concrete shrinks as it cures,… Read more »

The Vacation-Smart Home

Planning that summer vacation? Here are our top tips to give you added peace of mind while you’re away. One of the most effective steps is to make your home appear occupied. Use timers or an app on a few lights throughout the house, scheduling them to turn off and on at various times after… Read more »

Plumbing Upgrades – The Basics

Buyers and sellers often hear about plumbing upgrades, but just what does this mean? Generally speaking, upgraded plumbing in the context of buying or selling a home refers to both fixtures and/or the plumbing system itself. Here’s our list of the most frequently recommended upgrades: Fixtures New faucets are an easy way to add style… Read more »

Pillar To Post Newsletter May 2019

SEASONAL SENSE Top Tips for A Summer-Ready Home Spread tasks over a few weeks to be set for a worry-free, enjoyable summer. INDOORS Close the chimney flue to prevent insects from entering and to help keep cool air in. If possible, take area rugs outside and hang them over a deck or porch rail to… Read more »