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On a balmy summer day, there’s nothing better than a dip in your own pool. But as any pool owner knows, the dream of having a pool at home comes with plenty of hard work, between cleaning, maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, many pools are built without...

Large, mature trees are a fantastic feature in any garden - they add beauty, provide shade, shelter delicate plants and act as a form of privacy from your neighbours. However, tree roots can wreak havoc underground if not carefully managed. Roots naturally gravitate towards drains in...

Paths and walkways are an essential landscaping feature in the garden, providing easy access to the veggie patch, washing line or shed. However, some paths are prone to flooding after heavy rainfall or a prolonged period of wet weather. This can be particularly problematic in Auckland,...

Flooding or dampness in the basement or semi-basement areas of your home can be frustrating, especially if you use the space for storage and your possessions become damaged from mould. Even worse, moisture issues and musty odours can often spread from the basement to the...

Whether you’re buying a property at auction or by negotiation, it’s crucial to carry out due diligence before going unconditional so that you know exactly what you’re getting into. As a buyer, you’re probably aware that you need to check the title and LIM, confirm finance...

Winter is coming, and in Auckland that generally means rain, rain and more rain. For many homeowners with a brick or tiled courtyard, this can lead to excess surface water that doesn’t drain properly. Flooding is a major problem on tiled and brick surfaces because stormwater...

Many properties in Auckland have soil with a high clay content. Without adequate drainage, this can be a recipe for disaster over autumn and winter, as stormwater tends to puddle on the lawn and drain away very slowly. If this is the case at your home,...