Not only are leaky basements smelly and gross, but they also pose a huge risk to your home’s value. Basement moisture can ruin your floors and walls, encourage mold development, and even cause damage to your roofing. Some fixes are easy. But many homeowners struggle with understanding basement leaks where wall meets floor, and with finding a solution. In a previous article, we discussed rain leak solutions. This article, however, focuses on a specific type of leak: cove joint seepage. We help you find solutions for basement leaks where wall meets floor, and how you can go about solving the issue.
Earlier this summer in July, a substantial fire destroyed nearly 75% of a condo association in Prospect Heights, IL. Associations for townhomes, condominiums, and single family homes need not overlook community planning for disaster management. Whether it’s a tornado, flood, or fire, community preparedness is crucial, lest you find yourself scrambling in an emergency.
Understanding general home repair and maintenance is an important part of being a homeowner. Not every broken appliance needs to be fixed by a professional and, in fact, most repairs can be done by yourself. Repairing issues by yourself is cost-effective, time-saving, and can possibly extend the life of your appliances. But even if you intend to hire out all repairs, you’ll want to understand how things work. Here’s a list of general home repair and maintenance tips that every homeowner should be knowledgeable on.
Owners in your HOA want the luxury of parking close to their residence, and to be sure their belongings will be safely stored. And they don’t want to deal with a messy space. But, properly organizing a parking garage is more work than some people realize. Plus, with trying to keep track of local ordinances, garages can be a lot to handle. But if you’re equipped with the proper strategies, it can be far less daunting than it seems. Here are a few tips on how to make your parking situation more convenient and secure.
HOA homeowners’ insurance is essential to all HOAs. Make sure you purchase the the correct policy for your needs, as otherwise you are opening yourself up to a lawsuit.
Making consistent improvements in your community is an important job of an HOA. However, when homeowners become delinquent, you will not have enough money to maintain operations. How do you deal with these people? The cost of delinquency to the association is quite expensive. Plus, it can lead to thousands in unpaid dues, tension with owners, and even court hearings. Here are a few tactics to deal with delinquent owners in your condo association.
The Chicagoland area has been hit with an enormous amount of rain recently. From flash floods to tornadoes, Illinois has experienced it all so far this summer. Excessive rain can pose many potential threats to homeowners: flooded basements, water damage, and leaking roofs. Water seepage can ruin belongings, and lead to costly repairs, insurance claims, and an unpleasant experience. Rain leak solutions lie in these three structural areas. Maintain these areas and your community will be secure from water damage.
Being an adult in any suburban neighborhood can be tough – there are events for families, attractions for kids, but what about the unique activities for adults? Going to the same bar can get old, and heading downtown can be expensive and turn into an all-night trip. And sometimes you just want a child-free zone to get away from your kids or other people’s kids. If you think you’ve exhausted all your options, check out some of these fun things to do in Schaumburg for adults.
A common challenge we address with associations is how to deal with and prevent bad renters, and condo and HOA rental caps. While it is typically not a great idea to prohibit renting altogether, you can put a rental cap into effect. There are other ways to prevent bad renters too.
Families who live in the suburbs don’t always have the time or money to make the trek to downtown Chicago. If you want convenient and family-friendly activities to do near your home, we wrote this for you! Here are our four favorite things to do with kids in Schaumburg.