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Welcome. Our Blog is intended to be educational for home and building owners to know and understand problems they are, or might one day, be experiencing with their property. Due to the technical and specific nature of the proper remedies and identification of these problems, we do not suggest DIYS applications, but recommend you contact an experienced, licensed, certified, and insured professional to work with you.

 

Our Blog may be a Case Study of a specific incident, a seasonal reminder of preparation and preventive maintenance, or a “BOLO” (be on the lookout) for warning signs. Unfortunately, our Florida climate is not kind to construction materials and methods, and the progress made in the industry in recent years to understand how and why certain protocols are to be satisfied outdates a lot of the construction technique thought to be correct in earlier years. Our intention is not to point fingers but to allow you, the home or building owner, to be made aware that a problem may be present, and to allow you time to react sooner (while it will be more cost effective to correct) than later when substantial damage, catastrophe, and cost could be required.

 

We welcome your comments and questions.

 

  • 05/31/2017
    Honey, someone shrunk the House Multi-generational homes

    Multi-Generational Homes are on the rise.

     

    We live in times we never anticipated. And, for many of us, the experience has not pleasant.

     

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  • 03/30/2017 - Sabatello
    THE TRUTH MAY SURPRISE YOU!

    Being on the receiving side or the delivery side of not so good news isn’t fun for anyone. But, learning the truth may be of great help and safety to you and your family, while still being a surprise you.

     

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  • 03/11/2017 - Sabatello
    WHAT’S INTEGRITY WORTH?

    We were called to a jobsite we had previously quoted on for replacing windows and sliding glass doors with Impact Resistant (IR) product.

     

    The couple was distraught, and rightly so.

     

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  • 03/01/2017
    FLORIDA … THIS IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL

    This photo-documented disaster occurred in California but is very indicative of what we face here in Florida every day. 

     

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  • 02/11/2017
    THE DIFFERENCE

    Many Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the next huge generational waive, Millennials, will be in the marketplace to purchase, sell, build, or remodel their homes, and each have different wants, needs, likes, and dislikes. In the final summation, budget, cost, end-result, and time all become part of the formula for the level of happiness.

     

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  • 01/27/2017
    AND THE SURVEY SAYS….

    The National Association of Realtors 2019 Remodeling Impact Report analyzed the $400 Billion Americans spend annually on remodeling projects. (1)

     

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  • 04/04/2016
    WARRANTY SERVICE

    Lest we not lose sight of the fact that construction- new, old, or re-modeled- is not perfect. It is performed by humans, and they are not perfect. But, the level and quality of supervision, inspection, and professionalism that accompanies every job, has great effect on the result. Quality control reduces call-backs to normal circumstances rather than due to poor workmanship or improper installation.

     

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  • 04/03/2016
    IS LOWEST PRICE BEST VALUE?

    Every industry has its sale points and reasons, whether it’s overstocked inventory on hand, a commitment to take on more inventory above existing levels, last year’s models or style close-outs, to fill empty seats during historically slow periods, or to just generate cash flow during slow periods- “to make payroll or keep the lights on.”

     

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  • 03/07/2016
    PICK TWO

    Construction, be it new construction or remodeling, remediation, or renovation, is a service industry. It’s all about teams, clients, and quality. About the ability to adapt to unique and unusual conditions, some of which may be a result of a catastrophic event. As such, the three “wants”- Fast Delivery; Cheap Price; and Good Service and Quality, only come in a pick two menu.

     

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  • 01/18/2016
    OUTSIDE THE BOX

    Homeowners, building owners, and professionals have new responsibility and liability concerns.  Here are a few items that might be of interest to you  or someone close to you:

     

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  • 09/28/2015
    YOUR HOUSE COULD BE MAKING YOU SICK

    Your home could contain these unhealthy items:

     

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  • 09/28/2015
    DON’T BE A VICTIM

    Storm season in South Florida poses very real threats. Each year, we face the possibility that severe weather and extreme storms will damage homes and buildings. In the event your property falls victim to these conditions, here are some basic steps you can take to protect yourself:

     

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  • 01/16/2015 - Sabatello
    HARVARD STUDY RELEASED

    MORE CONSUMERS ARE INTERESTED IN “HEALTHY HOMES”

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019 | Elizabeth La Jeunesse (1)

     

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  • 01/16/2015
    SMALL LEAKS BECOME BIG PROBLEMS

    Summertime in South Florida means rainy season has begun. It also means it’s time to make sure your home doesn’t have any window, door or roof leaks.

     

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  • 01/13/2015
    THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD INDOOR AIR QUALITY

    If the only time you think about your HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) system is when it stops working, perhaps it is time to reconsider this plan. As a major component of your home’s HVAC  system- the “lungs of the building.”

     

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  • 01/12/2015
    DON’T LET WATER RUIN YOUR DAY

    The exterior surfaces of your home or building – the windows, doors, wall assemblies, skylights and roof – are the building envelope and is the most important protection as it relates to water and air intrusion (leaks). The building envelope is designed to separate the indoor environment from the exterior environment, and keep the moisture and unconditioned air outside.

     

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  • 01/11/2015
    BUILDING PATHOLOGY- HOW IMPORTANT IS IT?

    “Building pathology” is not a commonly used or recognized term, but it relates to the quality of life in your home or workplace, much the same way as medical pathology. An average family spends 60% of their time in their home and 30% in their workplace.

     

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  • 01/09/2015
    BAD THINGS COME FROM WATER

    Water intrusion evaluations, building diagnostics, forensic building evaluations and indoor-air-quality testing are gaining in popularity. Air-quality testing is also becoming popular for residential and commercial clients.

     

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