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POOL MAINTENANCE, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA, SONRISE POOLS.

Proper pool maintenance generally prevents the development of pool algae.  Pool algae is almost completely prevented by maintaining the correct chlorine and pH levels.  Even with your careful efforts, your pool may occasionally experience an algae attack.  Knowing how to properly treat your pool will correct this issue in short order.


SWIMMING POOL TIPS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

So, you have decided you want a pool.  Above-ground or in-ground?  Next comes the cost factor.  An in-ground pool is significantly higher.  The construction material determines the cost.  A vinyl-lined in-ground pool will cost twice as much.  A fiberlglass pool, four times more.  And finally, a concrete pool is about six times as much as the normal above-ground pool installation.  Another consideration, a basic above-ground pool will never increase the value of your property in the same way a high-quality, in-ground pool will.


CARPORTS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

When having a full garage is not an option, carports offer benefits that you need to consider.  Carports help to protect your car from the weather, i.e., summer rays, winter snow, sleet, ice, rain, and hail.   While having a garage is the best idea, you can still protect your vehicle with a metal carport.


FOUNDATION REPAIR SIGNS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

As soon as you think there might be a foundation problem, it is important to deal with it immediately.  A failing foundation should be addressed in order to avoid more damage.  Settling, shifting, or failing foundations can bring about major structural damage to your home.  If you let it go, the damage will only get worse.


FOUNDATION PIERING, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Cracks around your house may be indications of foundation problems.  Cracking, sinking, or shifting of the foundation can put the entire house at risk of collapse.  It is a good idea to regularly check for brick walls or chimney cracks, and drywall fractures.  And remember to check in the basement too.  When you find problems, it is smart to address them immediately.  Remedies are available and the most common is the installation of wall anchors.


SILENT THREATS TO YOUR HOME, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Mold, pests, old windows, leaky toilets, carbon monoxide - all silent, and often hidden, dangers capable of causing significant damage to your home. But just because they're out of sight, doesn't mean they should be out of your mind. When you bought your home you had it inspected. The question is: How thorough of an inspection...


HOME EMERGENCIES, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

There are many small home emergencies, which, if not attended to properly, can  quickly become big  home emergencies. But, don't panic. There are solutions to  the most common small home emergencies. Q: What kinds of plumbing emergencies could possibly  occur? A: If a water pipe were to break in the house, a homeowner  should know where...


5 STEPS FOR SELLING HOMES, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

You want to sell your home for the best price. Start by enlisting a real  estate agent and making a list of needed projects, to maximize the potential of your home. Use this list to determine what to do before listing your home for sale: 1. Enlist a Real Estate Agent An agent experienced with the market...


INCREASING THE HOME RESALE VALUE, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Homeowners looking to sell a house will always, of course, be interested in  how much the assessed property value is compared to the bottom line home resale  price. If you want to get the best price possible when selling your home, it is  very important to make sure that it is appealing to potential buyers....


GRADING/EXCAVATING FOR DRAINAGE; BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

The term "to excavate" literally means to unearth, lay bare, or hollow out. So before any construction starts, these earthmoving experts are an essential part of the project. Think about your own workspace: under the piles of paperwork, supplies, and emails there is a desk, somewhere. It's difficult to get quality work accomplished with so much mess, but once the clutter is cleared it's easy to get organized and quickly become more efficient. The same concept holds in construction: before you build up, you have to work sideways. The lay of the land naturally discourages development, so to avoid it working against you the landscape must be moved, graded, and made perfectly level before production begins.

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