Uphill lots can create situations that are very costly to fix. In this situation, the topography of the backyard slopes to the house which resulted in the homeowner having to install drainage systems to properly manage the surface water. Properly managed surface water can prevent a huge headache in the future.
Moisture in the bathroom, whether it be from a hot shower or some other cause, can cause damage and other affects over time. For example, most bathroom fans don’t have the flow capacity to keep up with the moisture in the bathroom during a shower or a room that has inconsistent temperatures compared to the rest of the house can have moisture issues. One way to minimize the affects is to replace the fan with a higher drawing fan. Check out the video. (video)
Louisiana Pacific Siding, or LP Siding for short, was a product that was used in the 1990 era by builders as an alternative to wood siding. Due to the moisture in the Pacific Northwest, it did not do well. There was a class action law suit (that has since expired) against the company. In the image is the classic signature knot for the product. (video)
I’m here with Rich Knight of Knight Inspection Services who was hired on behalf of my client to do an inspection of a property in the process of being purchased. What he found was a complex and project that is one of the best managed projects he has come across in a long while. Here he describes what he sees in decking done right and why. (Video)
The Liftmaster garage door opener uses a teflon like gearing system. The positive is that it is quiet. The downside is that if the garage door rollers add additional stress, it can cause additional wear & tear on the gearing system. (see video)
Goat rental for land clearing takes green construction to a new level. Goat rentals are becoming very popular with construction companies, real estate agents, and survey crews.
When you rent a herd of goats to clear land you don’t need to dispose of the debris. You get the job done without noisy machinery. And when you rent goats you don’t need to apply for land clearing permits. Goats can easily clear land on steep hillsides and rough terrain. This all saves you time and money. For more information, go to Rent-A-Ruminant.
Hot Water tank leaking? I’m here with Rich Knight of Knight Inspection Services. I think you will find this video informative.
Now is the time to go around your house and prune back any brush or soil touching your house. This situation can dramatically shorten the life of your house siding.