Building Tip – Taking Pictures

Take pictures! Throughout the process of building your home, make sure to snap some pictures of the exterior and interior during the various stages. These pictures will serve as a great tool for future renovations or additions. The most beneficial time to take pictures is right after framing and mechanical rough-in’s and prior to insulation. Taking pictures right before insulation will give you a glimpse of everything behind the drywall. Make sure to capture areas with clusters of pipes, wires, […] Read More

Building Tip – Mulch

Spread a layer of mulch or wood chips around new construction homes before or immediately after exterior finishing is installed. This will help prevent the staining of siding and masonry work if it rains. It also helps for contractors to work around the perimeter of the house if it is muddy. This is especially important if you are building in an area with clay soils and using light colored finishes. Splashback from rainwater and the soil will cause staining to […] Read More