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An Introduction to Flood Insurance

If your home is located in a flood-prone area, it is important to have flood insurance. Here's a look at what flood insurance is and how it can help you.
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An Introduction to Earthquake Insurance

If you live in an earthquake-prone area, it is important to have earthquake insurance. Here's some tips to follow when looking into earthquake insurance.
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A Look at the Different Construction Management Jobs on the Jobsite

Are you interested in what these different construction management jobs entail? Whether you’re simply curious or you’re thinking of pursuing a career in construction management yourself, here’s a long, hard look at the different construction management jobs you can find people doing on the typical jobsite.
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What Kinds of Projects do Structural Engineers Work On?

Ultimately, structural engineering is a very important and valuable form of engineering as it ensures that our homes, buildings, bridges, and other structures are built safely and securely. When you hire an engineer, they can provide a variety of services to oversee the planning, construction, and ongoing support of a wide variety of real estate and infrastructure projects.
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What Does InterNACHI Certification Mean for Home Inspectors?

InterNACHI School has been accredited by the United States Department of Education as a postsecondary education institution. As such, it provides tuition-free online training, examination, certification, and continuing education to InterNACHI members in the United States, Canada, and around the world.
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How Much Homeowners Insurance Do I Need? What to Consider When Choosing a Policy

The bottom line is, considering all the factors that go into covering your home, a stable and reliable homeowner insurance policy is one of the best investments you can make.
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5 Steps Every Homeowner Should Take to Get Ready for Spring

Spring cleaning is about more than just scrubbing the floors and cleaning the windows. It includes a whole lot of maintenance work around the house, checking on major systems to ensure smooth function year-round.
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Here’s What Expansive Soil Problems Look Like

Expansive soil is a common problem for structures worldwide, and can be found in all 50 U.S. states. In fact, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, as many as 25% of U.S. homes are at risk of damage due to expansive soils and the problem causes more financial losses in a typical year than all natural disasters combined.