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basement, Flooring, rock solid waterproofing | Nov. 8th, 2017 | 0

How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Floor

Flooring is one of the most important aspects of a room to consider. Whether it’s the functional capabilities of the floor or the beauty it brings to the space, the right floor can truly make a room come together. But, even the toughest floor needs some love. No matter the material, it needs proper care… Read more »

Flooring | Jul. 21st, 2017 | 0

The Pros and Cons of Different Flooring Materials

Choosing the perfect flooring material for your house or commercial building can be daunting. The type of flooring you select can make or break the overall aesthetic of your space. Not only are there are many design factors to consider, you also have to think about practicality, durability, and cost. Don’t let the decision overwhelm… Read more »

basement, Flooring, Residential, Waterproofing | May. 15th, 2017 | %

How to Spot Water Damage In Your Home

Water damage causes more headaches for homeowners in the Portland and Vancouver area than just about anything else. Why? Because in many cases, water damage can go unnoticed for a long time, leading to serious problems that are difficult (and expensive) to repair. In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at the most… Read more »

basement, Flooring, Residential | Mar. 28th, 2017 | 0

How To: Convert Your Basement Into A Home Office, Man Cave, Family Room, Play Area Or Other Useful Space

Many homes in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA metro areas have a basement. Unfortunately, that basement space is often unfinished. Unfinished basement space is most common in older homes, particularly the charming Craftsman homes and bungalows found in local neighborhoods. Many homeowners, especially as their families grow, look to find ways to take advantage… Read more »

Flooring, Residential, Waterproofing | Mar. 20th, 2017 | 0

Portland Home Maintenance Checklist

The Pacific Northwest sees some of the highest annual rainfall levels in the country. For homeowners in areas like Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, this is a reason for concern. Of course, Pacific Northwesterners aren’t afraid of a little rain, but a high amount of precipitation raises specific needs for home maintenance. Are you prepared? Fortunately,… Read more »

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Flooring | Feb. 20th, 2014 | %

The Pitfalls of Do-it-Yourself Flooring

Many homeowners are replacing damaged floors with cheaper, Do-it-Yourself (DIY) flooring options that require little preparation. DIY flooring eliminates the need to hire an independent contractor since many of these flooring projects can be installed quickly without mastics, sanding, or nailing. Most DIY flooring alternatives come pre-finished and “float” above the subfloor. With results that… Read more »

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Residential, Waterproofing | Feb. 7th, 2014 | 0

Crawlspace 101

Chances are you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your crawlspace. Nobody’s blaming you—and honestly, who really considers their home’s crawlspace until there’s an issue? It’s recommended to inspect your crawlspace once every six months and look for leaks and signs of mold—among other red flags, but we’ll get to that later. What… Read more »

a concrete floor in a kitchen area

Flooring, Residential | Feb. 3rd, 2014 | 0

Transforming your garage into a man cave

We won’t sit here and act like there isn’t an overabundance of information, tips, and ideas out there surrounding turning any room of your house into a man cave. Simply Google “man cave” (or we can for you) and you’ll see 96 million results! The problem is, the information is more entertaining than resourceful—based around… Read more »

spreading concrete

Flooring | Jan. 13th, 2014 | 0

Concrete Flooring: By the numbers

Concrete flooring is not a fleeting trend or fad. In fact, its widespread commercial popularity has seeped into the residential space, according to the Concrete Network’s Concrete Floors Survey. Over 82 percent of the survey’s respondents have known about concrete as a finished flooring surface for over five years, and have considered using it in… Read more »

a crack in a foundation on a house

Waterproofing | Dec. 14th, 2013 | 0

Foundation Cracks 101

No home is flawless. Every house, new or old, has some issues—some more serious than others. As a homeowner, the real trick is identifying potential issues early and knowing your red flags from typical wear and tear. The first step is identifying the severity of the situation—take a look at the flow chart: It’s a… Read more »

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