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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

What Is a Home Inspection Like?

Most real estate contracts include a home inspection contingency clause, which allows you to renegotiate or back out of the sale if serious problems are discovered. That’s why it’s important to have a home inspection and know what to expect from the experience.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?

Hiring a mold remediation company to treat the growth can help make your home a safer and healthier place to live. Knowing how much mold removal costs can help you prepare for your project.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

A home inspection is invaluable to both the would-be homeowner and the home seller.  A closer look at home inspection costs can help lift the shroud of mystery surrounding this essential part of the buying and selling process.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Should You Waterproof Your Foundation?

When you waterproof a foundation, you help protect it from potentially damaging effects of water, like leaks inside your finished basement or mold growth. Weigh the pros and cons as you consider this project.

Critical case for a septic sewer line repair. Contractor notes: Ext-home on hanging sewer, backed up, but not showing signs at c/o (cutoff?). Heavy sump activity + water bubbling up from the cracks in floor when running water only. Snaked twice, spiral + 4way. Rough at 55’, 60’, clear at 72’. Pulled back heavy roots + small rodents. Good flow, drains well. Attempted to run camera, could not progress beyond 22’
Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Waterproof Your Foundation?

It's often worth investing in a foundation waterproofing system to protect your home. Let's explore how much foundation waterproofing costs, including key budgeting considerations.

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Home Improvement
Elizabeth Marcant

Does It Matter What Color Your Siding Is, Aside From the Obvious?

When buying vinyl siding, color is an important consideration for many homeowners. But you might not realize that the decision is even more important than a little curb appeal.

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Home Improvement
Lee Soren

4 Types of Pool Alarms for Safer Summer Swimming

An untended pool can also pose a danger to curious toddlers and wandering pets. When it comes to pool safety, a pool alarm can give you peace of mind.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

A Homeowner's Guide to Pool-Cleaning Products

It takes a lot of work to keep your pool sparkling and fresh — and a lot of different cleaners. This is your guide to pool-cleaning products.

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