Asbestos in the Home

The EPA banned asbestos in home use in 1989 but many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos in old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation (around boilers, ducts, pipes, sheeting, fireplaces), pipe cement, and joint compound used...

Foundation Cracks: When to Worry

Houses settle the first few months and often years after construction so minor cracks are common. Determining the type of crack is telling of the reason for the crack. Concrete shrinks as it cures and hairline cracks are common and usually pose no problems. However...