The Inspection Process for New Homes

The local building department can be your best friend when building a new home because they help to spot potential problems well before they become major issues for you, the homeowner.  But unless you plan for the inspections required while … Continue reading

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Poured Concrete Foundation Quality Tips

  Braced Foundation The foundation for your new home supports the entire structure and its contents.  Many builders consider this to be the most important element to building a quality, trouble-free structure.  Poured concrete foundations are becoming the standard for … Continue reading

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Three Inexpensive Ways to Include Radon Mitigation

Radon gas is known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.  You can’t smell it, and because it’s a gas, you obviously can’t see it.  It comes from the ground, so any home that … Continue reading

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Considerations for Future Basement Finishing

Building a new home can be an expensive project.  For this reason, some folks building their dream decide to hold off on finishing a lower level until later.  Even if you don’t intend to finish your basement, it’s important to … Continue reading

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How to Build a Basement That Stays Dry

It’s that time of year again.  The snow is starting to melt and heavy spring rains are on the way.  These bring with them the unfortunate wet basement.  Now that you are creating your dream home, it’s time to include … Continue reading

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Builder Tips for Avoiding Foundation Problems

Dealing with foundation problems on a home is one of the most frustrating and expensive issues a homeowner can face.  The good news is, building new allows you to make sure it gets done right to avoid the future hassles.  … Continue reading

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So You’re Building a Basement: Poured vs Block Foundations

When you’re building a new home, you want the highest quality for the best possible price.  So the question becomes, “Does it make more sense to use a concrete poured foundation wall or should you use block?”  There are pros … Continue reading

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Minimizing Concrete Slab Cracks

Minimizing concrete slab cracks should be a priority for anyone building a new home.  Not only are they unsightly, but excessive cracking can lead to other problems with surface finishes.  Unfortunately, these blemishes are a necessary byproduct of one of … Continue reading

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