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Tips for Choosing Your New Windows

Are you looking to replace your windows? Selecting the right windows for your home can be overwhelming given all the styles, materials, and features that are available to choose from. Whether you’re building a new home or planning to replace existing windows, the key...

Crawl Space Treatment

This is a great question. It is also very good that the flooring installer made this recommendation. Hardwood flooring is very sensitive to moisture and humidity. Controlling the humidity in the crawlspace is very important for the home’s health, indoor air quality...

Natural Odor Elimination

The odor eliminating products are made by Fresh Wave and they are great. They are available at Bed Bath and Beyond, Ace Hardware, Whole Foods, The Container Store and on their website. I think you will like them as I do. They are made of plant extracts that remove...

Mold on Basement Insulation

Great question! We are very passionate about proper vapor barrier methods for this very reason, and it is our belief that the plastic is an incorrect method for our region. According to section 318 of the 2006 IRC code our zone (4) being St Louis and surrounding...

Aluminum Wiring and Radio Static

I urgently advise you to get your aluminum wiring checked for arcing and fire risk, NOW. The static on your AM radio may be a warning of wiring problems. This is serious and may be a fire warning for you. Aluminum wiring is a problem at the connections to the devices,...

Tuckpoint Mortar & Tips

The mortar mix you see in those bags or tubes is probably not going to match your existing mortar in color and strength. This is especially true if your house was built prior to the 1950’s. Houses built prior to the 1950’s “usually” used site-mixed mortars...