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Garage Apron Failure

What is a garage apron?   A garage apron is a section of asphalt or concrete that extends 2-4 feet outside of your garage door. Garage …

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Ice Dams vs. Natural Ice Build-up

I find that homeowners often confuse natural melt/freeze ice build-up with a systemic ice dam problem in their home.  I also often hear people say …

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Why is there mold in my house? [Updated 2018]

Three factors must be present for mold to grow and thrive in your home. When the combination of these factors exists in the right proportions, …

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Thermal Imaging-Through Engineer’s Eyes

Thermal imaging is like unlocking a secret code and reading the heat loss in your home. Where is your money seeping out of your walls …

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What walls can I remove in my home?

The most common remodel questions we get at Complete Building Solutions are regarding the removal of a wall for expansions and making open floor plans. …

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Is my Wall Load Bearing?

Most homes built before the 1980’s were hand framed which means any wall removal or addition project typically needed to be structurally engineered by a …

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Choosing Ice-Melts

As we speak, our social media newsfeeds are blowing up with snow warnings, schools are closing, business meetings are being rescheduled, and families are stocking …

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Leaks: Don’t Ignore the Unseen

It is mid-January in Minnesota. We have seen temperatures plunge below zero and return to the mid-thirties (degrees Fahrenheit) multiple times. This varying temperature span …

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