The Current Labor Shortage in Construction May Hurt Builders Aug09

The Current Labor Shortage in Construction May Hurt Builders

A business is only as good as its employees. Most of us have seen this proven over and over—and the saying certainly extends to construction too, although home builders usually rely on a list of subcontractors and their teams who may not be the same for every job. Work often seems like feast or famine, with no ‘in between.’ And...

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Quality Control Must Not Be Ignored in the Construction Process Aug11

Quality Control Must Not Be Ignored in the Construction Process

If you work in the construction business or are considering working in the industry as a career, it is important to realize the inherent responsibility within. No matter the structure, the client puts great faith in you to create a stable future home for them. From the foundation up, and from the roof down, the home or building is ex...

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Hire Your Own Home Inspector When Buying an Existing Construction Aug15

Hire Your Own Home Inspector When Buying an Existing Construction

Most of us have driven by a home or property at some point and thought more than once how much we would like to live there. Often this is just a fleeting thought that could apply to any number of dream homes in your daily path. Someday though, everything may fall into place and you will find yourself making an offer and looking forwa...

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Why Those Built-in Fans Are So Important in Your New Construction Aug22

Why Those Built-in Fans Are So Important in Your New Construction

Often when something goes wrong in a home, affecting the structure in terms of the roof, ceilings, walls, or more, you may hear a knowledgeable soul ask if it was an issue with ventilation. This may be something you never think about, as one does not see or hear the attic fan very often—and we may not realize if it is broken. Other...

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Identifying Defects in Your Home’s Mechanical System Aug30

Identifying Defects in Your Home’s Mechanical System

Many of us today are so busy with work, families—and perhaps even a hobby or two—that there is simply no time for complications on the home front. The residence needs to be running tip-top so that when we come home exhausted from a 50-hour workweek or sunburned and grimy after a weekend camping trip in summer, we can count on get...

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Faulty Wiring Can Lead to Fire Hazards Sep04

Faulty Wiring Can Lead to Fire Hazards

Any type of suspected construction defect should raise concern, but if it is of an electrical nature there are added safety issues due to the potential for wires sparking and even creating a fire. While every phase of the construction of a new home or high-rise building should have skilled workers involved from A to Z, this cannot be...

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Construction Boom Continues in California Sep13

Construction Boom Continues in California

Much of California has been experiencing a construction boom, with building of up by as much as 16 percent in 2016. This trend is expected to continue, although there are numerous factors at play in terms of a labor shortage in the construction industry (see our on the issue), specific demands from buyers which could constrict buil...

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Home Defects: Mother Nature Loves to Uncover Them Sep15

Home Defects: Mother Nature Loves to Uncover Them

There are so many benefits to owning a home, whether you consider it to be a serious investment you will sell later, or not--and even when you must deal with headaches like minor problems or even home defects. Building equity can be like putting money in the bank, rather than giving it to a landlord who is then doing just that. You a...

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Collapsing Ceilings: Beware of Hazards When the Sky Falls Sep19

Collapsing Ceilings: Beware of Hazards When the Sky Falls

Whether you live in a mid- to high-rise building in a city, or own a new home out in the suburbs or the quiet country, you expect your residence to be a place of comfort, relaxation—and most especially, safety, with collapsing ceilings most likely something you never have to consider. Many of us specialize in certain areas for work...

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Wind Is Often a Cause of High-Rise Defects Sep26

Wind Is Often a Cause of High-Rise Defects

You may have a comforting sense of insulation and safety when visiting or living in a high-rise building. Such structures often possess an imposing sense of impenetrable strength, towering above other buildings, and often offering great luxury and comfort inside. They are however, only as strong and reliable as the construction crew ...

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