Category Archives: Construction


Panic Room-Are We Over Diagnosing Concrete Failures?

That is one of thoughts that Home Inspector David Sherwood presented yesterday in his presentation for Realtors, “Failing Concrete”  at Maneeley’s in South Windsor.   I am pleased to report that every agent at Home Selling Team attended this 3 hour class.  Sherwood shared his technical knowledge about concrete  and his own experiences and opinions after […]


Hope Crumbling along with Basements and Property Values

Fall has brought a flurry of  amendments, visits, at least one bridge failure and increased contemplation of the CT crumbling basement issue—but no money and no repairs for those most affected by this epidemic. Three amendments passed the U.S. House of Representatives in September regarding the failing foundation epidemic.  In a nutshell:  Community Block Grants, […]




Trade Up Open House Sunday, January 22 11-1

Considering buying a new home  in the Mansfield Storrs area but don’t want to deal with the hassle of marketing your current home?  Problem solved with our exclusive trade up open house sale.  Stop by 714 Mansfield City Road and 40 Sheffield Drive open houses Sunday, January 22nd from 11am-1pm.   714 Mansfield City Road, […]



37 Towns Cited in New Crumbling Foundations Report

The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) released its final report on crumbling foundations on December 30, 2016 and it’s not pretty.  The most alarming was the map showing expansion of the catastrophic failings to now include 37 towns (23 municipalities) and the expansion of the time frame of construction to the years 1983-2010 (I believe […]



Solarize How? Shedding Light on Solar Options

Own or lease?  That is the question for many people considering installing solar in their Mansfield area homes.  Most people (72% in 2014, according to Consumer Reports) take the lease option.  It appears to be very attractive with no immediate costs out-of-pocket up front and they take care of everything, which is even better when […]