Going up! House Lifting 101

No, we’re not talking about a Disney movie—homes can actually be lifted using manpower and modern technology, as opposed to balloons. It’s actually a fairly common endeavor for homeowners looking to remodel. Typical reasons for house lifting include: repairing the foundation, basement remodeling or protecting against water damage. Last week, we lifted—with the lead of

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The Advantages of Hiring a Design-Build Firm for Your Next Remodeling Project

What does design-build mean? First, a short design-build definition: design-build is a simple approach to a construction project in which a single entity provides both the design and construction services. This single point-of-contact approach has a variety of advantages over the traditional design-bid-build method in which a person uses two different companies to complete the

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What are Subcontractors and Why are they a Good Thing?

Sometimes our clients ask us why we hire subcontractors. It’s a reasonable question, as there are a lot of one-man shows that claim to be able to do all the work themselves. While there may be a few unicorns out there, it is certainly the norm within the building industry to hire subcontractors (or “subs”)

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