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The Cost of Repairing a Foundation

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After years of research and following the foundation repair attempts and replacements due to pyrrhotite, we have discovered a few key themes and the estimated cost of fixing a property’s foundation. Crumbling Foundations from Pyrrhotite To date, we have not found a repair that has been successful related to crumbling foundations from pyrrhotite. Keep in mind that not all foundation …

Top 5 Signs of Foundation Problems

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In thousands of homes across Connecticut, homeowners are discovering naturally occurring iron sulfides called pyrrhotites in their foundations. These sulfides, when exposed to oxygen and water, tend to result in crumbling foundations. This is because the sulfates take up more space than the original iron sulfides, causing the foundation to crack.  Some homes are more susceptible to crumbling foundations than …

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

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Top 10 Summertime Home Maintenance Tasks It’s officially summer in New England and we couldn’t be more excited! The long days are filled with golden sunlight and the warm nights are perfect for campfires and barbecues.  If the perfect summer weather has you tempted to write off home maintenance chores, we totally get it! It’s hard to focus on cleaning …

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SIS Takes Part in KW RED Day 2020

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History of RED Day In an effort to give back to local communities, Keller Williams associates organized the first RED Day back in 2009. RED Day stands for “Renew, Energize, Donate”, and that is exactly what associates across the country have been doing on this day every year since its inception.  On the second Thursday of every May, Keller Williams …

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Jeremy Geller Sherwood Inspection Services, LLC Leave a Comment

Spring has sprung!  The days are getting longer and warmer, and I’m attending to the exterior of my property a bit more.  I had my season’s first breakfast on the patio today. A couple of years back I bought an inexpensive, electric power washer. It cost under $100.  I used it over the weekend to clean a paved patio behind …

COVID-19 InterNACHI safety guidelines

COVID-19 Home Inspection Guidelines

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We want to assure all of our clients that SIS will remain fully operational while still following new guidelines. The safety and well-being of our clients and employees is always our priority. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation and taking steps to help keep our communities safe. As our employees interact with clients, we have taken steps to limit …