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Three Reasons To Include A Neighborhood Virtual Tour With Your Listings

As a real estate agent, ensuring that you bring buyers to every home you are selling is vital. After all, this is how you are going to keep your job, as well as impress your clients because of your ability to bring in many clients, which possibly means that the home is going to sell faster. There are many new tools that real estate agents use nowadays to attract buyers to their listings.

Why Is Water Pooling Up On Your Flat Roof?

Flat roofs sometimes lack the pitch needed for rainwater or melted snow to flow off of it. Whether or not your roof does depends on if your roofing contractor factored in the possibility of ponding while designing and constructing the roof. Leaving the standing water, or ponding water, on your roof could have serious implications that could require the installation of an entirely new roof. If your home's roof is flat, here is what you need to know about protecting it from standing water.

Building A Modular Home? 4 Tips To Help You Avoid Problems

If you've decided to purchase a modular home, it's important that you safeguard yourself from potential problems. While modular homes are a sound investment, you can run into problems along the way, especially if you don't take the proper precautions. Here are four steps you can take to avoid problems with the construction of your modular home. Avoid Flat Roofs When it comes to modular homes, the roof is the first place you should look.

Is Your Home on Solid Ground? 3 Ways to Identify Foundation Problems

When it comes to your home, foundation damage is one of the most difficult problems to identify, especially if you don't know what to look for. Unfortunately, foundation problems can undermine the structural integrity of your home. If the foundation to your home is damaged, you need to have it repaired as quickly as possible. Here are three ways to tell whether the foundation to your home needs repair. Cracks in the Foundation

Moved To A Home With Oil On The Carport's Concrete? Repair It With These Tips

If you just moved to a home with oil stains on the carport's concrete, you probably want to remove it fast. If the oil penetrates the surfaces below the concrete, it can eventually cause nicks, cracks and other damages in the material. In addition, oil stains make your carport look unattractive, which may affect the value of your property. You can remove the oil and repair the concrete with the tips below.

3 Potential Threats to the Life of Your Maple Tree

If you're like many Canadians, you love the look of mature maple trees in your outdoor living space. However, even though sugar maples are strong trees that can withstand many adverse conditions, certain pests and pathogens can turn your thriving maple tree into a potentially hazardous eyesore that may have to be removed. Following are three potential pathogen threats to the life of your maple tree. Ganoderma Root Rot Maple trees are particularly susceptible to ganoderma root rot, so you should inspect your tree periodically for the following symptoms:

Deck Cleaning Tips For Homeowners

Keeping your wood deck clean can require some significant time and effort, particularly if you aren't diligent about the more elaborate cleaning methods. The more attentive you are to your deck, the quicker and easier it should come clean. Here are a few tips to help you clean your deck. Wood Deck Cleaning Basics Your home's deck is constantly exposed to the elements, so it's vulnerable to damage if you aren't attentive to keeping it clean and maintained.

Digging Your Own Trench? 2 Reasons to Hire an Excavation Expert Instead

If you plan to dig a trench in your property to repair a damaged sewer line or remove tree roots, you should reconsider and hire an excavation expert instead. Although there are many DIY sites that provide tips on how to dig a trench, the sites may not list the dangers involved by doing so. Excavation projects aren't always cut and dry when it comes to safety. A number of things happen if you don't follow the correct protocols for excavating, or if you don't know exactly how and where to dig on your property.

Pool Excavation: 4 Questions To Ask Your Pool Excavating Contractor

Pool excavation can be rather – pardon the pun – deep work. There's a lot of technical know how that goes into excavating the land that will be used as the base for your swimming pool. There's also a large gap of knowledge that exists between the excavating contractor and the client. Although a contractor is more than willing to discuss any matter regarding the excavation process that you might have, he or she might forget that the average person knows nothing about the process of pool excavation whatsoever.

How Inclement Weather Can Affect Your New Roof Installation

At any point of the year, bad weather can wreak havoc when you are having your new roof installed. Depending on where you live, spring and summer can bring rain while fall and winter increase the risk of snow and freezing. Since roofers are able to work all year long, you may be concerned about whether inclement weather will affect your new roof. Here are some considerations to keep in mind.