North Carolina 2012 Fence and Wall Codes for Swimming Pools

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Many North Carolina homeowners ask, “Do we need to install a fence around our swimming pool?” The answer is YES! The installation of a swimming pool should conform to North Carolina’s latest building codes. As of this post, those are the 2012 residential building codes. They regulate the dimensions of the fence or wall (referred to as a “barrier” in …

Should I Buy or Renovate?

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We are seeing this question pop up a lot lately and it’s not a surprise. Interest rates are still low and, even though inventory in the Wilmington area is dropping, there are still some really good deals out there. So, this is the perfect time to assess your current living situation. If you desire more space, you have two choices …

How to Choose and Hire a Wilmington General Contractor

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Are you thinking about upgrading or renovating your Wilmington area home? You probably want to hire a general contractor, especially if the project is large enough to require permits. If you’ve never hired a contractor before, we’ve put together some basic tips to help you decrease your risks and the impact on your bank account. So, let’s get started! Outline …

5 Tips for Handling Lead-Based Paint

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If you’re home was built on or before 1978, there’s a good chance that the home has lead-based paint. It’s important you know this before doing any home projects, because breathing in lead dust or accidentally ingesting lead chips can lead to a myriad of health problems for children and adults, including nerve and kidney damage, developmental disorders, digestive disorders, …

Why You Need to Pull a Permit for DIY Projects

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It isn’t uncommon for Wilmington homeowners to take on home improvement projects alone in order to save money. Sometime before or after the purchase of their home, they decide that a major feature needs to be changed – the master bath enlarged, the garage converted to a family room, the kitchen updated, a deck built in the back yard… If …