If you’re buying a home soon, you may want to check your credit score beforehand. Here’s an easy guide to what’s in it and why.
Here’s a little post we did about basement bedrooms:
Controlling moisture is the only way to control indoor mold growth, and controlling it also helps with pests and other issues.
You may not know that the following activities and appliances add moisture to indoor air:
- Running dishwasher
- Drying firewood indoors
- Standing water in the foundation/crawlspace area
- Showering and running the tub
- Humidifier use
- Venting clothes dryer indoors
By watching your in-home use of these items, you can better monitor your indoor moisture.
Though we don’t see much stucco in this area, here is a helpful diagram of the proper step and kickout flashings for a roof intersecting a side wall:
with at least one peculiarity:
You’ve heard the horror stories: “Radon causes lung cancer.” Or, to be more precise, “Radon is linked with lung cancer.” It’s scary; so what can you do?
One easy step is to understand how radon enters homes. There are four ways:
- Designed openings in floors and walls: Windows and doors allow air into living spaces by design.
- Permeable flooring and wall materials: Materials such as concrete, brick, wood, vinyl, and tile are not airtight.
- Structural cracks: Defects in home appear over time, and settling cracks are common.
- Gaps in designed penetrations: Improperly sealed pipes, pits, and drains allow air into the living space.
You can deal with #3-4 with repairs, but #1-2 require a radon mitigation system in place.