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...
Foundation DIY Causes Home Deal to Fall Through

Foundation DIY Causes Home Deal to Fall Through

Oh gosh…another case of DIY gone bad, really bad. Don’t get us wrong, DIY can go really well – it all depends on the difficulty level of the project. And, well, foundations aren’t on the easy end of the DIY scale. In fact, they’re on the opposite end – the...
Jacking Up House

Jacking Up House

READ THIS Before You Try to Fix Your Sagging Floors Yourself! Sagging or sloping floors can be a real problem if not taken care of and fixed in a timely manner. Both weather and time can have an impact on soil stability. After all, your house is heavy and if the...