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Charlotte Inspector Reveals How To Make Your Garage Great!

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Because a garage door can occupy almost 30 percent of a home’s front exterior, more homeowners are paying attention to that large, square attached or next to their home. Many garages are getting an update, for both design and energy-efficiency purposes. And homeowners are finding that once a garage is more energy-efficient, there are unexpected […]

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Tags: Future Trends · Garage · Going Green · Home Improvement · Remodeling

Charlotte Inspector Tells Best Way To Remove Exterior Paint

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

There are a few different methods for removing outdoor paint. Depending on the overall project, you’ll either want to remove all of the old paint or remove enough of it to allow a new coat of paint to adhere without the risk of chipping. If the painted surface is wood: When refinishing a wooden deck […]

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Tags: Home Improvement · House Cleaning · Maintenance · Remodeling

Time to Aerate and Seed Your Lawn!

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Every season, lawn will be challenged by, varying temperatures, drought conditions or crazy insects. You should realize that even the best turf will stress and thin and this is why you need to aerate and seed annually.

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Lawn and Garden · Selling Your Home · Uncategorized

Pool Inspection

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever wondered how a pool works? Do you know the major types of pools and filtration systems out there? What maintenence is need to keep the water clean and clear? Do you know how to backwash and inspect a pool? In this video by Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte NC […]

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Tags: Charlotte Area Housing Market · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Uncategorized

Storm Drain Problems

June 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Moisture in a crawl space is bad news. It can cause a host of problems including but not limited to undermining the foundation and footers. Moisture is also a conducive condition for termites. We all know the damage those guys can do. Another big time problem with moisture in the crawl is mold and mildew. […]

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Tags: Charlotte Area Housing Market · Home Improvement · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Disconnected Dryer Vent

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? In North Carolina it is considered high moisture if the moisture content of the floor joists or subfloor is 20% or greater. This is considererd condusive conditions for termites and for fungus. There are multiple causes and multiple fixes for high moisture in the crawl. Some […]

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Remodeling · Selling Your Home · Termites

Trim Damage

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have trim damage? Do you have soft wood around windows and doors? What happens here is water gets in behind the wood where it’s not primed or painted, then the pourous wood will suck it up and it will cause damage. Moisture in wood is also attractive for termites. After the moisture has […]

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Tags: Home Buying · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Selling Your Home

Add Warmth and Value with Easy Weekend Projects

March 10th, 2008 · 5 Comments

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Tags: Home Decorating · Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Remodeling

From Cabinets to Countertops

March 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It is the busiest room in the house and often needs the most improvement: the kitchen. A remodeled kitchen increases the value of the home and makes it more enjoyable to cook, live and dine in. However, many homeowners are left wondering how to create the culinary oasis of their dreams on a budget.

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Tags: Home Decorating · Home Improvement · Remodeling

Four Ways to Find a Contractor You Can Love

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

When it comes to sheer potential for relationship disaster, the worst in-laws in the world can

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Remodeling