Today we will be shining a technical spotlight on a handy piece of equipment used to assist in drainage. Yes, that’s right folks- we are talking about the sump pump.Now you may be thinking, “sump pump – doesn’t that have to do with my sewage system?” Well in fact, no, it does not. Sump pumps […]Read More about Sump Pumps Explained – Yay or Nay?
The steel I-beam supported by a standard steel post supports all the weight of the house, all the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms as well as the roofing system and shingles. This home built in the mid 80’s has been bought and sold numerous times without anyone taking a closer look at the baling twine. The […]Read More about Baling Twine is Not a Structural Fastener
You are in a basement and at the bottom of the exterior foundation walls there is a plastic or metal panel along a section of, or all round the room. What is it? You wonder, looking further you will notice that the floor was removed and filled back in with a concrete patch and there […]Read More about Basement Damp, Moisture Management System
Washington Township, house built in the 1970’s. Walking down to the finished basement with my 6’2″ client in front of me, there appeared to be a clearance issue. First question has to be who built these stairs, what building inspector passed it when the house was built and what does the purchaser of this new […]Read More about Basement Stair Headroom Requirements