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Exciting News!

After 30 years Criterium- Lalancette Engineers has been acquired by the Massachusetts affiliate Criterium- Dudka Engineers. As of March 1, 2019, the new entity will be known as Criterium-Lalancette & Dudka Engineers.

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The Many Faces of Siding

Is all siding the same? Of course not! Choosing the right siding is more than just color, design, aesthetics, and curb appeal; durability is also very important, as well as energy efficiency. When it comes time to sell the property, the right siding can up the resale value as well. Siding acts as a barrier to prevent rain, snow, wind, insects, and dust from seeping into your home. Choosing and correctly installing the right siding will make your home more comfortable, beautiful, and appealing.

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Basement Water Can Be Managed

In an existing home, we’re not always sure how the foundation perimeter was completed because it is not visible, unless of course we begin digging.  Acquiring the “as built” plans of your home from the town is always a good idea and are usually readily available from your town office.  The "as built" plans will show what the builder ultimately completed on your property, most times.  Either way, if you have water in your basement, digging around a foundation, an expensive undertaking (and backbreaking) is not necessarily a required first step to try to solve the problem.

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Safe and Effective Wood Stoves

There are several important safety considerations that must go hand in hand with the use of solid fuel (coal and wood) stoves.

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