Category: Home Safety


From the Ground Up; Why a Structurally Sound Foundation is Important

a construction worker hammering the corner of a foundation slab with a mallet

A foundation on a home is the basis of the entire structure. When you consider the word “foundation,” there are 2 primary definitions. The first being “the lowest load-bearing part of a building, typically below ground level,” and the second being “an underlying basis or principle.” When it comes to the foundation of your home, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About STC Ratings (& Why It’s Important for Homebuyers)

What is STC? Sound transmission class, or STC, is the rating system used to measure a partition wall’s ability to reduce the effect of airborne sound. A higher STC rating means less sound will make its way through the partition wall, sometimes called a party wall, common wall, or shared wall, and create a quieter […]

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