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Nеѕtlеd іn bеtwееn Long Iѕlаnd Sоund аnd the Atlаntіс Oсеаn, thе rеѕіdеntѕ оf Lоng Iѕlаnd are uѕеd tо having tо deal wіth wаtеr dаmаgе оf оnе kіnd оr another. Flооd аnd tide wаtеrѕ rіѕе аnd еnvеlор bаѕеmеntѕ аlоng thе coast, ѕеwаgе ѕуѕtеmѕ bасk up during the wіntеr аnd саn't handle thе hеаvу рrесіріtаtіоnѕ. In Sрrіng, snow mеlt саuѕеѕ additional wa
After living in your home for a while, you may begin noticing things are falling apart from age or overuse. Instead of replacing one item at a time, you may decide to get your home renovated. Before you dive into your renovation project, there are a few things you need to consider. Are you a resident of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Sayville, Mass
Your Trusted Partner in Mold Removal and Remediation Mold infestation can attack anyone’s home or business. So long as you have a water source in your working or living space, you are at risk of getting exposure to mold. Mold can generally spread within 24 to 72 hours but there are different strains of mold, some more aggressive than others. To det
Do you have a home or dwelling that has a chronic condition of pipes freezing every winter? In this blog I will touch on the following aspects of frozen pipes: • How to minimize the chance of pipes freezing by preventative pipe installation techniques & some of the likely causes for frozen pipes and locations of the freeze points • How to safel
If you are a homeowner and you are contemplating a dormer addition or a 1st floor addition or a total home makeover you will definitely need a full set of construction drawing for submittal to your local town building department for approval & a building permit. There are many nuances to developing a set of plans that most homeowners don’t cons
A public adjuster is a professional claims handler who advocates for the policyholder in appraising and negotiating a claimant's insurance claim, the need to hire a public adjuster is a tough decision for any homeowner who is faced with negotiating a claim like a major fire. Who wouldn’t want an advocate, especially when it pertains to dealing and
In this post I will touch on some of the operational differences between Restoration Contractors as well as some points of interest concerning insurance claims processing, negotiations, responsibilities & payment processing of an insurance claim. It’s game day…..it’s 2 am, you are awakened by the sound of running water, you just realized that a
Why homeowners should not try to be their own General Contractor In this post I will chronicle many of  the reasons why a typical homeowner (H/O) should not attempt to act as their own General Contractor (GC), especially for projects that entail hiring many different trades (like a room addition). The issues and potential pitfalls are numerous
Anyone of us that has had multiple contractors over to our homes to work up a quote for a project must have had similar experiences. Similar with respects to receiving such a wide range of pricing for the same job….how can this be? The simple answer is, and this ties into my previous blog post, most contractors really are not skilled or proficient
Birth??, Well not literally, sort of metaphorically is how I mean it. I’m trying to make it sound as if becoming a contractor is some grand undertaking when in reality it is sadly quite simple, and perhaps, as I will suggest, all too easy. In Europe, I have been told that one must become an apprentice, past certain tests of hands on skills in each
My Story For this post I will share my story in “The Biz” or as we call it “T on the J” or a.k.a “time on the job”. My T on the J started in 1985. After a few years of lackluster higher educational efforts, I decided to get a real job in the trades with the hope of scaring myself back into caring about obtaining a college degree. That didn’t work o
This is my first foray into the blogosphere. After 30+ years in residential contracting in one form or another I have finally put pen to paper (well sort of) in an attempt to share information & educate whomever cares or is intrigued to learn more about contractors. Us contractors are an eclectic lot, each with his/her own style & talents t
Roxul is a product we use and endorse. It is great for basements where humidity and moisture is a concern or where you need some soundproofing and a fire retardent.
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