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Questions to ask before hiring a contractor

In February, a business in downtown Willoughby hired a contractor to do some remodeling work. He met with the owner, lied about being bonded and insured, made her an unrealistic promise of how long it would take him to complete the work, took a large cash deposit for the job, showed up one day, made a mess of the interior, and then...

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Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete offers epoxy solutions for repairing and covering concrete flooring

No matter if it’s parked under a conveyor belt at the Nestle plant, beneath a dining table at the Hard Rock Casino, or in a residential basement or garage, just about every person (and every business) has a concrete floor. How you choose to cover your concrete can mean the difference between it having a limited lifespan and a long one...

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Free-flowing gutters prevent basement flooding and protect your home’s foundation

So far this spring, there have been at least three major thunderstorms in Northeast Ohio that featured sudden and torrential rains. While some of us waited it out comfortably sequestered in our home offices, other homeowners found themselves dealing with restoration companies and insurance claims resulting from a flooded basement. The...

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Reclaim your backyard and improve your enjoyment, free of mosquitos and outdoor pests

If you ever wondered why there are so many mosquitos in your backyard, consider this. Just one capful of water can become a breeding ground for up to 300 mosquito eggs. Added to that is the fact that mosquito eggs can lay dormant for up to 15 years and you quickly realize keeping them at bay could be a never-ending battle. While it may seem...

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If spring rains have brought water into your basement, it might be time to give Olivieri and Son a call

Springtime is typically the most stressful time of the year for basement walls, says Mark Olivieri, of Olivieri and Son, the father and son basement waterproofing specialists. That, he explains, can be both a problem and an opportunity. The bad news is, if your foundation has been compromised by major cracks and shifting, the high...

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