We understand that buying a new home can be an overwhelming process. Whether this is your first home, your third ski home, or an investment property, there is a lot to consider for the newbie and veteran alike. That’s why we developed this helpful tool designed to assist you in the early stages of home….
Most people don’t think about their roofs until they start leaking. Don’t wait until water is pouring through your ceiling to start paying attention to your roof. A little monitoring and preventative maintenance can go a long way. A good time to inspect your roof is during a rain storm. Go outside with binoculars and….
It’s happening, you think you found your dream home. But you noticed a large crack in the foundation, where do you go from here? Foundation cracks can signal foundation problems or just be the house settling. Read below for an introduction to foundation forensics and contact us to schedule an inspection today. Our standard building….
We have a saying in New England, “Don’t like the weather? Wait five minutes.” While the weather can be chaotic, your home doesn’t have to be. Now is the time to get your property ready for winter and be prepared for the colder months ahead. Rainwater protection. Let’s face it, moisture penetration can be a….
In the world of condominiums, many transition milestones are well understood, many are not. Most know condos go through a transition management period from the developer to unit owner. However, there is much more. Condo transition has two primary elements: Transition of Control and Transition of Responsibility. Transition of Control Transition of Control refers to the new Board….
A Reserve Study is a budget-planning tool used by Homeowners Associations that identifies the current status of the Reserve Fund and establishes a stable and equitable funding plan to offset anticipated common-area expenditures. They contain an evaluation of property condition and serve as an indispensable tool in projecting costs and managing Reserve accounts. A quality Reserve….
Did you know that a general safety check is included in our Standard Home Inspection? Your engineer will look for safety issues such as handrails, egress windows, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, etc. While this is not considered a code inspection or an official fire/safety inspection, it will provide you with a lot of information….
What is there to do during a winter in New England? Certainly snow sports, a good book, or dreams of spring golf are all excellent pursuits. However, for the chairperson of a condominium maintenance committee, winter is a good time to be planning building envelope repairs. The building envelope comprises the roof, siding, and foundation,….
Is your hot water safe? It’s not as simple of a question as you might think! Too hot and you can be seriously burned. Not hot enough and your hot water may harbor dangerous bacteria. What is the “correct” temperature at which to set a water heater? The question is more complicated and more debated than you….
A home inspection can be overwhelming, your inspector just pointed out every flaw in your dream house and now you’re left wondering if you should run for the hills! When you work with a Criterium-Lalancette & Dudka engineer, we are here for you from start to finish and well into the duration of your home….