Stack the Deck in Your Favor When Adding a Pro Deck to Your Home

Nothing says summertime than grilling out or relaxing on an outdoor deck. Fewer home improvements add better aesthetic or financial value to your home than a stylish, stunning new deck.

Alas, like Rome, no smart, good home deck is planned and built in a day. And with Improvenet.com reporting the average cost of adding a new deck to the average American home ranging between $9,000 and $20,000, swinging and missing a home deck addition is a strikeout most families can’t afford.… Read the rest

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How to Remove Skunk Smell From Your House & Clothes

Reader advisory: The subject of this story stinks worse than 5-year-old garbage coated in vinegar and dirty diaper frosting.

Reader guarantee: Reading this story can greatly improve your ability to prevent your home from being skunked.

As a homeowner, we must always be on guard against unruly and unsanitary intruders: From mice to termites to birds to raccoons, devious home invaders come in all shapes and sizes and from all directions

And no matter how unlikely the squatter, homeowners need to be prepared and have a game plan when unexpected trouble comes wandering in, like say, a skunk.… Read the rest

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Don’t Let Your Dream Home Improvement Project Turn Into A Money Pit

Summer is primetime for home improvements. For every homeowner’s best intention of improving the livability, quality and value of their home comes a hard truth: Most American homeowners can’t afford to swing and miss on a major home improvement project.

While two-time NBA world champion Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors can afford to miss on 50 percent of his shots and still find a way to guide his team to wins and championships, the vast majority of home owners don’t have that luxury.… Read the rest

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Client Testimonial: The Panoch Family

From Mike and Kelly Panoch:

When one walks into their 2–story home, the last thing they expect to see is water coming from every light fixture in their kitchen.  When this does happen, the emotions are so overwhelming that one is almost in a state of shock.

After shutting off the water, I made a phone call to my insurance agent, and they suggested calling Reconstruction 380 because they are a preferred company of my insurance. 

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Client Testimonial: The Allen Family

From Anne and Bill Allen:

A year ago last January when our state was in a deep freeze we received a phone call from our neighbor that we had a water pipe break. I did not understand the extent of damage 34,000 gallons of water could do until receiving pictures. Our insurance company contacted Reconstruction 380 out of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, which was the best part of that horrible day!

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Does Your Home Have a Sinking Feeling?

Des Moines. Cedar Rapids. Burlington. Dubuque. Interstate 80. Out of nowhere and without warning, sinkholes are appearing all over Iowa and often swallowing everything in their path.  And you thought teenagers had a bottomless appetite.

This is no horror movie plot. This is reality for thousands of unsuspecting Midwest homeowners. As hundreds of evacuated homeowners in Fraser, Mich., discovered in December, sinkholes can strike anywhere.… Read the rest

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Employee Spotlight: Scott Miller

Scott Miller | Estimator, Reconstruction 380

Scott Miller is an Estimator with Reconstruction 380 and has been with the company for 16 years. He is certified in Lead Base Renovation. Scott works directly with the owner and their insurance agent to prepare and settle a claim after a loss. His favorite part about working at Reconstruction 380 is the ability to help people out in a time of need.… Read the rest

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