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All About Plats

Even if you own land, you may not know what a plat surveyor is. First, you should learn what a plat is. A plat is a map that has been drawn to scale and that shows the separate divisions of land. You can learn more about the reasons a land surveyor may be used to survey land and draw up plats by reading the information here. What Is a Land Surveyor?

Remodel Or Replace? How To Handle Your Kitchen Cabinets During Renovation

You are right in the middle of planning your kitchen renovation project, and there is one big decision to be made: will you remodel or replace your kitchen cabinets. As one of the largest features in just about any home's kitchen, what you do with the cabinetry can set the stage for the final outcome. However, it is not always as easy as it may seem to determine if cabinetry is in good enough shape to simply remodel.

What To Do About Storm Damaged Siding

High winds, hail, and general storm damage can wreak havoc on your home's siding. Unfortunately, damage to the siding can lead to even more problems later, as pests and water will make their way into the interior of your home. The following guide can help you deal with storm damage quickly so you don't have to worry about bigger problems later. Loose siding Loose siding is usually the result of high winds getting underneath a length of siding due to a damaged or missing siding clip.

Why Waterproof Your Basement When It Doesn't Leak Already?

If your basement doesn't leak, is there any real reason to waterproof the area? Your basement is one of the most important parts of your home, and if the area is not properly secured, you put your home at risk of flooding, mold and mildew damage, and more. If you're lucky enough to have a basement that doesn't really leak, you may scoff at the idea of waterproofing the area or putting more money into this space of the home at all.

The Rains Are Coming: 4 Reasons You Need To Extend The Reach Of Your Downspouts

If you have rain gutters on your home, you shouldn't ignore the downspouts. You might not realize this, but the downspouts may be the most important component of your gutter system. That's because the downspouts are responsible for directing water away from the foundation of your home. If you haven't adjusted your downspouts or added extensions, you need to take care of that before the rainy season arrives. Here are four problems you can avoid with the right adjustments and extensions on your gutters.