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Where do I look for roof leaks?

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /
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Quite often roof leaks first show up as damp spots on the drywall ceiling somewhere in the house. And since most of our houses have pitched (sloped) roofs and water runs downhill, the location of a roof leak is very often somewhere “uphill” on the roof. Here are some tips on how to inspect a…

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Why are my wood floors buckled?

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /

Frustrated?  Did you recently replace the floors in your house and find your new wood floors are buckled or “cupped”?  Do you have an older home where the wood floors have been installed for years only to recognize the wooden floors began the buckle? What possibly has caused this problem?  Is the floor material defective? …

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What causes ceiling stains in my house?

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /

Common Causes of Water Stains on the Ceiling What causes water stains on the ceiling of your home? There are many reasons for why these stains may occur, here are a few common causes and tips for locating the problem.  Often, water sources such as condensation development from air conditioning ducts and service lines in…

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Crumbling Bricks Issues – What causes brick walls to crumble?

By Michael Lebas / March 10, 2023 /
Crumbling Brick

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 on an exterior wall.  Solid brick walls are often built as the end walls on large houses and may be referred to as multi-wythe walls.  Brick walls add an interesting architectural…

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