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load bearing wall

How to Tell if a Wall is Load Bearing [Update 2022]

Home remodeling projects are always exciting; especially when they involve taking down walls. There is, however, an element of risk with DIY wall removal. What …

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The Ultimate Guide to Foundation Drainage Issues [Update 2022]

It’s safe to say that foundation drainage issues can cause tremendous problems and headaches for homeowners. Beyond the kids dragging muddy water into the house …

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structural engineer inspection

What is a Structural Engineer Inspection: Everything you need to know [Update 2022]!

This is a complete description of what a structural engineer inspection is…and what it is not.  The confusion around this topic is substantial because, let’s …

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foundation crack

What is a structural engineer foundation inspection?

Have you been told that you need a structural engineer foundation inspection to move forward with a home purchase?  Or Have you noticed a new …

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frost in the attic

Why is there Frost in the Attic?

Were you shocked to find serious amounts of frost in your attic this winter?  Did it look something like this?  Do not be alarmed.  There …

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How To Determine If A Wall Is Load Bearing [Update 2022]

We all know the significance of altering a home’s structural system.  Accidentally removing a load bearing wall can cause severe on-going issues for homes or …

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ice dam on townhome

The Complete Guide to Ice Dams: Cause, Cure, and Prevention

There is no doubt that ice dams can be a huge menace to homeowners living in the northern hemisphere.  Sometimes we don’t realize what a …

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What’s with the Frost in my Attic? [Update 2022]

The February the temperatures in Minneapolis have reached a low of -20 degrees F and a high of 40 degrees F. These are the kinds …

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