Foundation Repair and Your Tenants

Foundation Repair and Your Tenants

As a building owner (residential or commercial), you know how important it is to keep your tenants happy. You do your best to keep everything running smoothly. After all, you want your tenants to be long-term. In most cases, it’s not that hard to stay on top of things...
Car Jacks Used for Houses????

Car Jacks Used for Houses????

Few things make our hair stand on end as much as seeing a house propped up on car jacks. This is a trend that is not only a really bad idea, but a really dangerous one also. Check out this photo. It’s a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath bungalow on San Pedro in South...
Creative Quick Fixes | Episode One: The Sink Hack

Creative Quick Fixes | Episode One: The Sink Hack

We’ve all been there…more than once most likely. What are we talking about? Little things gone wrong at home that need a quick fix while you wait for a professional to come and fix it! Whenever we run into an innovative and creative quick fix (that’s not dangerous, of...
Just How Bad is the Crack?

Just How Bad is the Crack?

You’ve heard the phrase “If I had a nickel every time I was asked that.” Well, we’ve all been asked the same questions multiple time by our clients. In our profession, the question is “How bad is the crack?” LOL. You may say your home is 100 years old and should have...
Handyman or Contractor?

Handyman or Contractor?

We’ve all been there – we need something fixed or replaced. Do we try to fix it ourselves, call a handyman or a contractor? They all have their advantages. In reality, the decision boils down to the size and details of the job. A quick DIY, fix-it, or upgrade project,...
Stilt Homes After the Storm

Stilt Homes After the Storm

Over the years, foundation requirements have changed in coastal zones classified as “A.” Many coastal areas now require any new structure to have open foundations (pilings) and for good reason – they allow water to pass through, easing the pressure on the home. You’ve...
Coastal Homes – Stilts Rock!

Coastal Homes – Stilts Rock!

When it comes to hurricanes and storm surges, what type of structure holds up the best? The answer is stilt homes! Need proof? Check out the homes in the Florida Keys that survived the recent wrath of Hurricane Irma. Irma’s storm surge was the test as it came in at 12...