September 2014

Found 2 blog entries for September 2014.

Well that's a pretty good question, actually.

Of all the 569,000 new homes built in the U.S. in 2013, about 166,000 had partial or full basements. That's a lot! If you've spent any time in the Charlotte area (or anywhere in the South) you've probably noticed that not many homes have basements. Why is that?

There are a couple of reasons. 
The first and most overarching is the frost line. The frost line, or the depth to which the ground freezes during a hard frost, is important for home builders to know because a foundation built above the frost line can move, break, and become unstable as the ground expands and contracts. Local regulations always require footings of a new home to be built below the frost line for a specific area: In Mecklenburg County

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mountain-day-trips-Charlotte

Maybe it's the cooler weather we've been having over the last couple of weeks, but we're itching for a mountain road trip! Thankfully Charlotte is located within a short drive from many of the Southeast's best mountain getaways. That's good news for families, couples, and outdoors explorers alike. Here are some great mountain day trips from Charlotte.

Here's a quick take on some of our very favorite ONE DAY mountain road trips from Charlotte.

Asheville

Asheville, NC

You knew we had to start with Asheville! Not only is it one of the coolest, quirkiest mountain towns in North Carolina, it's one of the most sought-after mountain getaways in the country. Asheville literally has it all: Biltmore Estate, scenic mountain vistas, a delicious food scene...and

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