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Masonry: New and Old

Masonry is an art unto itself, the foundation of every building and the integral structural integrity of a home is based on masonry. Houses made of brick or stone have an inherent reliance on masonry, but houses made of wood with siding have a masonry underlayment system and chimney. Modular housing seems to be a new paradigm, but each home needs customization once installed. Antique homes often need work conducted for the new homeowners. Regardless of what style of home you've chosen, masonry repair and maintenance is an important means of maintaining your house over the years to come.

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Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Projects

Home remodeling projects are sometimes necessary to bring an older home up to modern standards. They add functional use to a kitchen or bathroom with energy and water savings while providing the conveniences of today's technological advancements. Whether you plan to live in the home or sell the house as an investment property, kitchen and bath remodeling add value and comfort to the house.

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Exterior Home Renovation

Whether you have lived in a house for long enough to warrant an exterior renovation, or recently bought an older house with the expectation of conducting a remodel job, or simply found a great deal on an investment home which needs minor upgrades before selling at profit, there are times when you need to hire a building contractor. Exterior home renovation involves a few basic steps along with the knowledge an experienced contractor can provide toward making your house a boon rather than an eyesore for your neighbors.

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Custom Carpentry and Your House

Your new house may be brand new or “new to you,” either way, you're most certainly excited about your new home. You probably bought the house because you like the layout, the design, and general features the house has to offer toward being a home for you and your family. Brand new houses, as built by a contractor, often incorporate generic styles that don't suit your personal tastes. Older houses may have a particular charm but need some renovation or a change in styles different owners have incorporated over the years.

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When Should You Service Your Chimney

Your chimney is probably not something you think about often, and especially not during the summer when your fireplace and heater aren't in use. However, the chimney does need to be cleaned and inspected regularly and on occasion repairs come up. Summer is a good time to conduct such a routine because you aren't using it and if it needs work, you can schedule it as is convenient rather than having to go without heat or change plans to accommodate a work crew to make the repairs.

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Designing a Deck Fit For Your Needs

A deck can be a nice place to spend your time, and especially if you enjoy being outdoors, it can almost seem like an extra room in your house. A fairly plain deck offers space for you to add your own furniture, but often there are customized options available for your specific needs and how you intend to use the deck. Check out a few ways we are able to help you customize your deck to fit your summer needs!

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Remodel Season Is Here!

Spring and summer are the perfect time to conduct home renovations and remodeling, as the weather is conducive to your needs. Although a great contractor will be aware and remain out of your way while working, people tend to be outdoors or away from home more during the summer. Further, spring and summer home improvements will impress your guests for dinner parties and cookouts and still be new and impressive when you have friends and family over later in the year during the holiday season.

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Creating the Perfect Summer Grill Out Area

Summer is a great time for grilling out and having the perfect outdoor space can make your home the hot spot for the summer. Although all your need is a charcoal or propane grill and a lawn, cooking out can be much nicer with a deck or patio to designate a space for people to chat and spend time together. Create the perfect outdoor experience with these fun new additions that we can add to your outdoor space from The Construction Group.

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Seamless Gutters vs. Traditional Gutters

Gutters are a vital part of your homes’ exterior as it channels rainwater away from your home. By directing the water in a controlled manner, gutters minimize or eliminate flooding and standing water around the foundation, and keep the rain from splashing and staining the outer wall. The question is, which one does it better: seamless gutters or traditional gutters?

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Remodeling Outside of the Kitchen and Bath

Although most people tend to think of remodeling projects as being for the kitchen and bathroom because you know they add value to the house, there are also remodeling projects for the rest of the house which also add value while making the home more enjoyable for you and your family. Custom carpentry throughout the home adds a level of interest which sets the theme so your house can stand out as beautiful and functional.

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