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June 3, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Legal #Maintenance

Building Materials Price Increases – Can a Condo Loan Help?

This blog intends to give as much information as possible on the current issue of building materials price increases, which materials are being affected, and how this may impact condo boards when deciding when or if to do repairs to the condo.

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May 27, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

The War on Grass (Not “That” Grass) – Sod vs. Seed

It’s spring and the warm weather is upon us. The snow and ice have melted, the ground is starting to warm, and you look forward to seeing that lush, green lawn.

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May 13, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

How’s Your Hardscaping?

Hardscape surfaces, including asphalt and concrete pavements of parking lots, roadways, driveways, and sidewalks, are often the first visible component of a property seen by condominium owners and their visitors. Asphalt and concrete deterioration are not only visually unpleasant; they also pose a significant slip, trip, fall, and driving hazard.

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April 22, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

Spring Fever…Let it Start NOW!

It’s April! With the first warm rays of spring about to caress our faces our thoughts turn to the warm days of summer and once again enjoying the outdoors!

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April 15, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #Maintenance

Waterproofing: Protecting Parking Garages

Parking garages are continually exposed to corrosive environments leading to deterioration, resulting in the need for engineering evaluations, localized repairs, and/or wholesale rehabilitation.

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April 8, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #Maintenance

Condos Beware – Wood Prices Rising – Sticker Shock this Summer

Are you planning a wood project this year? Do you need to replace fences? Do you need to replace decks? Watch out! Sticker Shock!

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April 1, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #Maintenance

The Ants Come Marching In

Spring is a greatly anticipated time around condominiums: landscape work is starting, outdoor clean-up from the winter is underway, and we are all happy to finally be outside. But so are some unwelcome guests. This article will help you prepare for the inevitable awakening of ants at your property.

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March 18, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #Maintenance

Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: Flat Roofing

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over. Wait a minute – contractors are still working? There’s no way they should be installing the roof in this cold, right?

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February 25, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #EnergyEfficiency #Maintenance

Vented Townhouse Attics: A Basic Guide

Attics: the last frontier. This unexplored area of the house tends to go about unnoticed by most homeowners. Generally hidden, attics can largely impact the roof and living space below, with hidden problems causing discomfort and costing you money.

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January 7, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #Educational #Maintenance

Top 10 Condo Building Problems

Workmanship, Quality Control & Water… Probably because I have inspected thousands of condo buildings and their units for construction defects and other issues, I am often asked by both prospective condo buyers and property managers to name the most common problems found in new condo developments.

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