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Carpeting

Fairway Tile & Carpet

Celebrating 60 years and best known for Enviro-Cushion, the waterproof, insulated carpet padding for basements, concrete slabs and over crawl spaces and garages. Fairway Tile & Carpet has one of Michigan's largest flooring collections including exotic hardwood, tile, fine carpeting, vinyl tile & sheetgoods. Expert installation.

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Kitchens & Baths

Universal Plumbing Supply

Why settle for pictures when you can get a world of choice at Universal Plumbing? Choose from Michigan's largest selection of under mounted sinks, a display of 500 faucets and a huge collection of working toilets, vessles, tubs, spas & designer items.

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Insulation

Ace and Sons Insulation

Cellulose blown-in insulation & Applegate's non-expanding R foam. We have a rebate specialist on staff to help you.

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Deck Care Fast & Easy book

Glenn Haege's Deck Care Fast & Easy explains what to do and what to buy for that four letter word that lives in your backyard; your deck!  This book walks you though selecting between woods and man made decking, deck maintenance, brightening, stripping, sealing and staining. It’s free!

Download the guide here

Publication date: 11/30/2010

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Thermal imaging camera can determine source of water leaks

Dear Glenn: My son has a small, waterfront 1940s-type cottage on a concrete slab. He has discovered water leaking under the carpet, wood platform and ceramic tiles that compose his present flooring over this concrete slab. We have determined three possibilities for the water leak and damage. Perhaps rain water and melting snow at perimeter of foundation and slab. Second, a hidden roof leak on the exterior of the cottage. Third, ground water entering somewhere along the perimeter of the foundation. Our understanding from friends is that there is a company or service that has infrared or other diagnostic tools that can trace water leaks in all hidden areas of a dwelling and determine the actual source of any water leak to the property. Do you know of someone in this neck of the woods that does offers this service?

Dear Bob: Tell your son to get in contact with Bob Carey of Infrared Services of Michigan, (810) 329-9033, www.ismichigan.com. He will be able to shoot the area with a thermal imaging camera to determine where the water entry points are.


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