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

How To Transform Your Basement Into a Useful Space: A Step-By-Step Guide

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 »

Laying Hardwood Floor

Flooring | Feb. 20th, 2014 | %

9 Pitfalls of DIY Flooring: Why You Should Always Use a Professional Flooring Contractor

  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… Read more »

sump pump basin

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

Crawlspace 101: Everything You Need to Know About Caring for Your Home’s Crawlspace

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 6 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

Interested in Concrete Flooring? 3 Surprising Facts about Concrete You Need to Know

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

4 Things Portland Homeowners Need to Know About Foundation Cracks

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. Foundation issues are one of the most problematic home problems to watch out for. However, the severity of… Read more »

a stone and concrete flooring on a entry way

Residential | Nov. 8th, 2013 | 0

5 Home Maintenance Upgrades that Boost Property Value in Portland

Are you looking to sell your home in Portland but you’re not sure how to get the most from your investment? You might be surprised that there are a few things you can do to raise property values without breaking the bank. Seal & Refinish Cracked Floors In the Pacific Northwest, the ground tends to… Read more »

Cracks in Concrete

Residential | Oct. 22nd, 2013 | 0

Tell-Tale Signs Your Concrete Floors Are Aging and Need to Be Repaired

  Concrete is widely considered to be one of the most durable and long-lasting building materials used today, and throughout history. In fact, concrete was used extensively by the Romans from 300 BC to 476 AD and even remnants of concrete floors, which were made of lime and pebbles, have been discovered in Greece that… Read more »


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