Lead Risk Assessment by Troy Galloway

Was Your Home Built Previous to 1978? You May Need a Lead Risk Assessment

Whether you’re buying or selling, be sure to have a professional lead risk assessment done on your property. Many homes built previous to 1978 contain lead or traces of lead in paint and dust. It is especially important to assess the lead risk of your property if small children will be present or living there. If you notice or any of the following pertains to you, call 314.520.6655. Your child has been diagnosed as having lead poisoning. The most common home-based source of lead exposure is deteriorating lead-based paint and the resulting dust. You live in a home built before 1978 where small children are or will be living. You… Read More

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Seven Truths About Roof Repair by Galloway Building Service

7 Truths About Roof Repair

THE TRUTH ABOUT ROOF REPAIR Roofs take a beating from snow, sleet, hail, and heavy spring rains. Take care of your roof repair before the damage goes too far. I’m frequently asked about having more than one layer of shingles on a roof. FHA & VA loans allow up to two layers of shingles.  More than two layers creates too much weight and makes it harder to properly nail the top layer. Roofers will tell you that more than one layer of shingles voids the warranty, and it can.  But so could the thickness of the plywood sheathing and attic ventilation, which some roofers don’t seem to worry about. The… Read More

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Construction inspection can save your wallet from accidentally missing the ladder

5 Reasons to Have a Construction Inspection Performed

WHY YOU NEED A CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION Whether you’re having a deck replaced for a few thousand dollars or a new multimillion dollar home built, you can’t afford to be ripped off. Poor workmanship, cheap or wrong materials, and not getting what your contract says you will happens every day. Municipal inspectors check only for compliance with building codes.  They don’t care what your contract says is to be done or about poor quality work. Every year Galloway Building Service saves their clients MILLIONS OF DOLLARS by making sure the contractor has done what the contract called for and they have done quality work. Save the time and expense of a… Read More

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3 Ways to Keep Your Home Free of Water Damage

3 Ways to Keep Your Home Free of Water Damage Heavy spring rains can cause basements to flood and water damage to outside walls and ceilings. Avoid water damage to your home by doing 3 simple things: Check all your gutters and downspouts for blockages that can cause overflows and damage to outside walls and ceilings. Make sure all downspouts have a splash block or drain tile.  Drain tile should carry water at least 2 feet from the home. If drain tile is underground, run water through it to see if it’s draining. Check for any low spots next to foundation walls that would let water pool, run down the… Read More

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