Ask FRED: Water, Water, Everywhere… What Can I Do?


With the extreme amount of rain in the last few months in the Metro Area, houses are certainly feeling the effects. We, at FRED, are often asked by homeowners “What can be done to help this situation?”. Before I offer some suggestions, I thought it might make sense to explain exactly what is occurring. The ground water table exists naturally everywhere. As the rain saturates …

When to Replace Rotten Exterior Timber Trim and Handrails

After a cold, rainy, and snowy winter, the exterior of your home may be susceptible to a variety of weather-born ailments.  One of the most common areas that are affected by the elements is the exterior timber often installed on residential homes.  This lumber is often properly treated to withstand the normal acclimation, but do bear the brunt of their varying environment.
Rot can be …

Prepare Your Home for Spring

Home Makeover

This winter has been one of the coldest in a long time! Spring is now, thankfully, right around the corner. This is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your home ready for Spring. Here are a few tips to do just that.
When the weather allows, take a walk around the exterior. Take note of any peeling paint or missing caulking around doors …