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Retaining Wall Defined

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A retaining wall adds style and value to your home

A retaining wall is a great way to increase the usable area of your yard, enhance the looks of your property, and add value to your home in Milwaukee WI.

Designed to restrain soil, this is a structure used to create two separate elevations. Usually they are used in areas with steeper slopes that may not be practical or even safe. Hillside farming and roadway overpasses are common commercial uses. In residential settings, a retaining wall can be a stunning landscaping tool, adding style and value to a home.

In short, a retaining wall solves problems and enhances the look of a home greatly. Continue Reading

Chimney Fires and Insurance Claims

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Types of Chimney Fires

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Brick & Stone Stoops

Stoops are small porch areas at the entrance to an elevated home requiring a step (or steps) for access to the home. Homeowners can build brick stoops or stone stoops to add style and function to their home. In urban areas, stoops have traditionally represented an area where people could greet passersby or visit with family and… Continue Reading

High Efficiency Fireplace – Wood & Gas

Very efficient, great looking fireplaces and fireplace inserts are replacing traditional fireplaces. The fireplace evokes visions of glowing flames and the sounds and the smells of burning wood. However, the traditional, or out of date fireplace, can be expensive to continue to use. The reality is an open fireplace sucks up a lot of the… Continue Reading

Fireplace & Chimney Safety Tips

Winter in Milwaukee means snow and for those lucky enough to have a fireplace, cozy warm memories  It’s also time to keep fireplace safety and chimney repair in mind. At any time during the burning season, a homeowner can take the time to check their fireplace and other heating systems to be sure they are working… Continue Reading