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The goal of HOUSETIPS is to help homeowners better understand the various systems of their house and provide insight to common and unusual issues that may occur. With decades of experience as forensic engineers, plan designers, home inspectors, and contractors, our team has unique experience in diagnosing failure patterns in houses. Our team has witnessed needless, costly repairs without repair of the actual cause of the damage. We want you better informed to save time and money so we tailored our content to help homeowners identify issues, possibly solve problems, and consider practical repairs. We hope you enjoy and benefit from the content presented by HOUSETIPS.

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Documenting the Damage after a Flood

Regrettably, you may be dealing with the terrible aftermath of a catastrophe like a flood or hurricane. Things like flood damage, wind damage, structural damage, and storm surge are all common conditions during catastrophes. Insurance claims inevitably follow, and...

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After the Flood (A Checklist)

What do you do? You evacuated your house before a storm and flood waters have destroyed your house and your personal belongings. You feel helpless and don’t know where to start. Consider these items to assist with the overwhelming task ahead of you, your family, and...

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Common Wood Destroying Insects

Wood destroying insects are always a concern for homeowners, with the most egregious of the insects being termites. Common wood destroying insects in houses include termites, powderpost beetles, and carpenter bees. Potential damage caused by each of these insects...

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Documenting the Damage after a Flood

Regrettably, you may be dealing with the terrible aftermath of a catastrophe like a flood or hurricane. Things like flood damage, wind damage, structural damage, and storm surge are all common conditions during catastrophes. Insurance claims inevitably follow, and...

read more

After the Flood (A Checklist)

What do you do? You evacuated your house before a storm and flood waters have destroyed your house and your personal belongings. You feel helpless and don’t know where to start. Consider these items to assist with the overwhelming task ahead of you, your family, and...

read more

Common Wood Destroying Insects

Wood destroying insects are always a concern for homeowners, with the most egregious of the insects being termites. Common wood destroying insects in houses include termites, powderpost beetles, and carpenter bees. Potential damage caused by each of these insects...

read more