Construction Puzzle

By: Danny Lipford
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Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling a bathroom, or adding a room, some mistakes are bound to happen. The key to resolving these problems is catching them early and communicating them to the right person, whether that’s you or your contractor. Here are a few of the most common problems to watch for.

Interior and exterior paint goofs: ranging from wrong colors and poor preparation to skimpy coverage and leaving a mess behind.

Drywall cracks: these are caused by moisture, settling, or protruding nail heads.

Leaky roofs and windows can often be attributed to improper flashing.

Plumbing oversights can lead to leaky pipes, and poor drainage can create leaks in crawl spaces and basements.

Excessive moisture can also be the cause of expanded hardwood floor joints.

Whatever the project, follow it closely and voice your concerns as soon as they surface.



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