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Damp proofing-Waterproofing Choices

Damp proofing-Waterproofing Choices

General: There are a lot of damp proofing-waterproofing choices available to homebuilders and new home buyers today. This article provides some basic details regarding what can be expected from the products in… Read more »

Damp proofing-Waterproofing — They are Not the Same!

Damp proofing-Waterproofing — They are Not the Same!

Basements add value to a home because they create storage space and the potential to add additional living space; but only if it is dry. If you are planning to… Read more »

Mold on Framing Lumber

Mold on Framing Lumber

              Seeing mold on framing lumber is a common occurrence. It is actually more rare to walk into a home under construction and not find at least one stud,… Read more »

Mold Resistant Framing Lumber

Mold Resistant Framing Lumber

Seeing pictures and video of the cleanup after hurricanes, tornados, wind shears, typhoons, tsunami, floods, heavy rains,  sharknados and  anything related to climate change, it is no wonder someone might… Read more »

Foundation-Basement Selections

Foundation-Basement Selections

Note: When it comes to foundation-basement selections, not all homebuilders will allow changes to their foundation specifications. In addition, not all home sites are conducive to each basement option discussed… Read more »

Foundation-Basement Selection Sheet

Foundation-Basement Selection Sheet

Use the foundation-basement selection sheet to define¬†specifications for the foundation and basement of your new home. Not all choices will be available with all homebuilders. The “Selections” tab (bottom)¬†reveals a… Read more »

The Process of Building a New Home

The Process of Building a New Home

To avoid confusion and the possibility of costly change orders during the process of building a new home, it is essential to confirm as many specification details as possible before… Read more »

Home Inspector — New Build

Home Inspector — New Build

Home Inspectors and New Builds By Michael Luckado Having an independent inspector review your new home can give you piece of mind and catch potential problems. Professional builders will tell… Read more »

Home Inspector Selection — Tips from a Home Inspector

Home Inspector Selection — Tips from a Home Inspector

How to Select a Home Inspector When Your State Has No Licensing of Home Inspectors By Jim Troth Choosing a home inspector is an important part of the home buying… Read more »

Build Your Own Home — Qualifications Needed

Build Your Own Home — Qualifications Needed

Qualifications Needed to Build Your Own Home By Michael Luckado You may want to build your own home but you just aren't sure if you have what it takes. You… Read more »