Home is where the heart is.  The outside of a home is just as important as the inside when it comes to maintenance and style.  Making sure things like the siding, fencing, and other areas are properly care for will go a long way towards the home value and comfort.

Finding local pros that can work on the exterior of a home is important. Quality house painters, siding experts, local pressure washers, and solar panel pros can all help make the exterior of the home even better.  Angie's List does recommend getting at least 3 estimates before starting any exterior work on the home. 

A mason can tell you exactly what kind of repair you might need. (Photo by Katelin Kinney)
Brick and Stone Exteriors
Cracked or damaged masonry can worsen if not properly treated.
Masonry
Cinder block walls cost an average of $565, with most jobs ranging between $475 and $655.
stacked stone garden wall
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesMasonry
Experts share advice on how to use stonework to add structure and creating more usable space in your garden.
"We settled upon a colorful mix of Pennsylvania sandstone, accentuated with bands of reclaimed antique granite street cobbles." (Photo courtesy of Matt L. of Portland, Ore.)
MasonryHardscaping – Pavers & Stepping Stones
The Portland family wanted to add some unique outdoor elements to their new home. So they hired Matt Goddard of Poetry in Stone to install a path and a backyard seating area with a sunken fire pit.
An indication of serious moisture being trapped behind masonry is efflorescence, which appears as a white powder or stain, says Rantanen. (Photo Courtesy of Jamison Home Services, LLC)
Basement WaterproofingMasonry
Even if your home looks safe from the outside, there are invisible hazards like moisture, radon and carbon monoxide you need to be on the lookout for.
 
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