Allergy-Proof Your Home

If you have hay fever or allergic asthma symptoms throughout the year, take a few steps to reduce allergens in your home.  Here are some suggestions: Bed and Bedding:  Encase pillows, mattresses and box springs in dust-mite-proof covers. Flooring:  Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring and washable area rugs. Curtains/Blinds:  Use washable curtains and replace horizontal blinds with …

4 Common Homeowner Mistakes

There are few things in life as stressful as buying a home. All that responsibility is made even more stressful when something goes wrong, such as a flooded basement or structural issues. The true reality of the work it takes to own & upkeep a house often begins after moving in, and many homeowners fall victim to the same mistakes. Read the …

Dry Soil & Your Foundation

As we start getting into the dog days of summer here in the Midwest, the rain showers and thunderstorms become few and far between. The lack of moisture doesn’t only have adverse effects on crops and livestock, the foundation of your home or business may also suffer.   The clay-based soils which are typical in our area are susceptible to …

Building Code Upgrades

Are you looking to make some upgrades to your home or commercial property? Has your home or business recently suffered from storm or flood damage and needs to be repaired? These are both very common scenarios in everyday life, and one issue that people often run into once they get started on renovations or repairs is that some portions of …

Code Compliance

Most governing jurisdictions abide by codes as set forth by the International Code Council (ICC). Code requirements are in place and enforced for the public protection ,safety, and health. Each jurisdiction may adopt and amend codes to conform with each community. Municipal and County code requirements can have great impact on both commercial and residential construction projects. Code compliance items …