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How To Prepare Your House for the Freeze

So, the winter freeze is here, and you haven’t prepared.  The storm will be bad and last for some time.  You are in a...
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Has the Drought Affected Your House?

If you live in south Louisiana, you know the drought of 2023 was rough.  Oppressive heat and dry weather made life miserable for everyone. ...
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Winter Wonderland: 8 Cool Energy Efficient Home Ideas

As winter blankets our surroundings in a layer of frost, it's essential to keep our homes cozy without breaking the bank. By making a...
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Crumbling Bricks Issues – What causes brick walls to crumble?

Brick walls crumble and deteriorate due to many factors, both natural and man-made.  Specifically, we are talking about solid brick walls, not brick veneer...
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Single Zone Faucet Connection For Lawn Irrigation

In our overview of irrigation article, we introduced a system that connects directly to an exterior faucet and provides control for a single zone....
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The Importance of Properly Assessing a Home – Case Study

Many articles on the HOUSETIPS website result from years of experience looking at foundation failure. This case study is about one client's concern about...

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You may be wondering what I'm talking about. What's a sagging roof? How can you identify the cause of a sagging roof?

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One of the most important parts of any home is the foundation. The foundation supports the entire home!

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