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Tips for waterproofing a basement or crawl space Water can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Few things have the potential to damage a home as much as water. From leaks to flooding to moisture problems like mold, water can wreak havoc on a home. Basements or crawl spaces are areas of a home where water can do the most damage. Basements and crawl spaces tend to be the lowest-lying spots in a home, and therefore prime spots for water to enter. Water problems in these areas can contribute to the demise of the structural integrity of the foundation. According to Olshan, a foundation solutions company, water can enter homes in numerous ways. Many building materials, including concrete, that seem solid at first glance actually are quite porous. As ground water collects around these materials, the weight of the accumulated water, called hydrostatic pressure, can weaken the materials,

causing cracks where water can seep through. Water also can enter subterranean spaces through basement windows and gaps between footings and concrete slabs, or push up through foundation floors when homes are in areas with high water tables. Remedying water issues in a home generally breaks down into two methodologies: exterior waterproofing and interior waterproofing. Depending on the cause and severity of the water issue, one or the other, or even both, may be recommended. EXTERIOR WATERPROOFING Exterior waterproofing aims to keep water away from and out of the home. The home improvement information resource DoItYourself.com says that exterior waterproofing generally includes the application of a waterproofing agent to the concrete foundation. In addi-

tion, exterior waterproofing also could include excavation so a drainage system can be installed around the entire footing of the home. Regrading a property and properly relocating gutters and downspouts can help with many water issues. INTERIOR WATERPROOFING When water in a basement or crawl space needs to be remediated indoors, a system to collect, drain and remove water may be necessary. This can include sump pumps, drains, gravity discharge systems, and more. Moisture barriers, which can include special paints or products applied to the foundation walls and floor, also can help keep water from entering the space.

ture, like excessive humidity. A marriage of HVAC and waterproofing techniques may be necessary to improve air flow and remove humidity in the air. While many homeowners have attempted to address water issues on their own, many times it is a job best left to the proMOISTURE SOLUTIONS Keeping water out is only one fessionals. Because water penpart of the equation. Homeown- etration can have multifaceted ers also need to manage mois- causes, a professional can best

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Variables to consider when choosing a media room The term “home theater” once made homeowners who love movies and sports dream of the day when they could dedicate a large area in their home to watching the big game or their favorite films. Such rooms are now widely referred to as “media rooms.” Though the terminology may have changed, media rooms are not all that different from home theaters. Before choosing an area of their home as their designated media room, homeowners must consider a host of variables to ensure they get as much out of the room as possible. ■ Location and shape: Of course the location of the room is of the utmost importance. Media rooms tend to be more social settings than traditional home theaters, which were often designed to be isolated from the rest of the home so noise and natural light did not adversely affect the film-watch-

ing experience. Homeowners may not want their media rooms to be in high traffic areas of their homes, but they needn’t be completely secluded, either. The renovation experts at the DIY Network note that the shape of a room should be considered before designating it as the media room. In general, square rooms are not ideal, as such rooms can produce harmonic distortions. A rectangular room likely won’t produce such distortions, especially when homeowners place their screens and primary speakers on short walls. It’s important that homeowners do not downplay the importance of sound, as media rooms, unlike traditional home theaters, may be used for listening to music just as much as they are for watching films or sports. Viewers may not recognize distortions when watching something, but homeowners may notice these

abnormalities when listening to music. ■ Windows: Media rooms are multi-purpose rooms, so homeowners don’t need to remove rooms with windows from consideration. But the experts at the DIY Network note that windows are hard surfaces that can reflect sound and distort audio, and the light that gets in through windows can produce reflections on the viewing surface. Each of those factors can adversely affect your listening and viewing experience. A room with windows can still make for a good media room, but you may want to invest in some blackout curtains to mitigate some of the disadvantages of having windows in the room. ■ Wall colors: The colors of the walls in the room is another variable homeowners will have to consider. Homeowners won’t want to host guests for the big game in rooms with darkened

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walls, as that can create a dreary atmosphere and potentially make people tired. But especially bright colors will reflect light and adversely affect the viewing experience. Neutral colors should not affect the colors on the screen, making them the ideal color choice for media room walls.

Media rooms are high on many homeowners’ renovation lists. Considering a host of variables prior to designating an area for a media room can ensure the finished product is as enjoyable as possible. - Metro Content

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Waterford $365,000

2299 WATERFORD DRIVE. Stately all brick home situated on over 1/2 an acre lot in charming Waterford This move in ready property boasts gorgeous hardwood floors, extensive trim work and functional layout. Guests are greeted by two story entry with tons of natural light. Spacious formal dining room and office or formal living room mirror the entry. Expansive kitchen boasts large island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet and counter space, pantry and eat in breakfast nook. Sizeable living room with fireplace and built ins provides access to wonderful entertaining space. Sizable owners suite with walk in closet, walk in shower and double vanity. Two additional bedrooms and bonus room or fourth bedroom upstairs with generous storage. Laundry room with sink upstairs. Double attached, side entry garage. Enclosed deck overlooks back yard with fire pit perfect for entertaining. Underground electric fence for pets. WH Robinson Elementary, AG Cox Middle School, South Central High School. Your hostess will be Mary Margaret Alligood. #100256861

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Farmville $232,000

4290 BELCHER STREET. This turn of the century Craftsman style bungalow located on historic Belcher Street in Farmville is a step back in time. This property offers the essence of history and the convenience of the present. Listed in the Historic Architecture of Pitt County, North Carolina, this property comes along with the infamous Belcher Bench. Former Mayor Belcher would give a stone bench to his friends. The new owner of this property will own this piece of history as well. Off the expansive front porch you will find the porte-cochere. Model T cars were parked under the shelter and you could step directly onto the front porch. Interior offers hardwood floors, high ceilings, ornate mantels and built- ins. From the foyer to the back laundry room, you will be amazed at the preservation of the era of the early 1900’s. Formal living, formal dining, kitchen, breakfast nook, den, office, full bath, laundry, walk in pantry and half bath adorn the downstairs. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, full bath, wide hallway and the glass panel closet door will let you remain in a time of past. So many rooms, so many options. You have plenty of parking in the rear with the turn around space, patio and stoop. Convenience to downtown Farmville, where you will find medical, post office, pharmacy, dining, grocery, floral shop, furniture stores, clothing, consignment, antique and vintage shopping. Farmville offers breweries, dance studio, accounting services, legal services, ice cream shop, a French bakery, walking trails, disc golf, Farmville Country Club and a state of the art library being built...why live anywhere else? Please call Connie M. Corey. #100251123

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Oakmont $247,000

1705 KNOLLWOOD DRIVE. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath, brick veneer home is located in a premier neighborhood and has many desirable features, including living and dining rooms, a remodeled kitchen with ample cabinet space, and a large utility room that opens to a single car garage. There is a family room with fireplace overlooking the backyard and an enclosed porch opens to the backyard. 2 of the bedrooms have private baths and there are wood floors throughout the house. In addition, the lot has a spacious side yard. Please call Katherine Q. Vinson. #100246193

Falkland $600,000

7322 NC 43. Moonbeam Farm - this wonderful home is located on 39 private and peaceful acres. Deep wrap around porches and a cozy screen porch provide maximum views of the natural habitat and the perfect places to enjoy its serenity. Upon entering the home you are greeted with natural wood beams, ceilings, walls, and flooring. The spacious kitchen boasts walls of windows that provide incredible views and natural light. Crowned with wooden beams and boards the kitchen includes a pantry, island with overhang for seating, gas cooktop, and abundant countertop workspace. The expansive library can be divided into two separate work spaces with its glass paneled wood pocket doors. Retreat from your work and studies to the private screened porch for your morning coffee and afternoon tea. Enhanced by a vaulted ceiling, the main living area is spacious, bright, and open. A full bath and additional office space complete the main floor. The second floor includes 3 bedrooms, a craft room, and 2 full baths. Amazing grand suite boasts plenty of windows to enjoy the awesome view. Large attic space on the third floor. Incredible basement! Plenty of room for a workout area, work space, etc. Laundry room and half bath in the basement area. POST & BEAM construction. Please call Jessica Snyder. #100256592

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Bethel $139,900

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Locksley Woods $109,900

2400-G KING RICHARD COURT. Immaculate and move-in ready! Beautiful, 2nd story unit in desirable Locksley Woods. Great floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus a sunroom. Very open and spacious with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. Lavish master bath with whirlpool tub, separate shower and double sinks. Laminate wood flooring throughout. Awesome location in the center of Greenville. Please call Kevin O’Sullivan. #100256576

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Autumn Lakes $48,500

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Goldsboro $195,000

Farmville $175,000

Country Club Acres $190,000

4144 E. CHURCH STREET. Property being sold as is. This property features 4 large bedrooms, 3 full baths, den with built-in bookshelves, formal dining, formal living, eatin kitchen and laundry room. So much potential in this brick ranch with attached garage. Please call Connie M. Corey. #100256077

911 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE. This one level home with two car garage features a large .47 acre lot which has a premium location on the Ayden Golf and Country Club golf course. You will enjoy large screened back porch which exits to deck & brick patio. Amazing family room with fireplace opens to custom bar. Updates include: new LVP & refinished hardwood floors, water heater, cooktop & hood, microwave and garbage disposal. Large storage closet in garage. Please call Debbie Allen. #100256711

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329 STILLWATER CREEK DRIVE. Move in ready traditional style home in Stillwater Creek Subdivision. Split bedroom floor plan. The eat in kitchen offers pantry, great prep space and sit at bar. Owners suite gives you a great walk in closet, step in shower, relaxing tub, dual vanities and linen closet. Everyone loves the laundry room off the double garage! Hardwood floors in the kitchen, dining and great room area. Great room offers mantel over fireplace with wiring for television. Bonus room is partially finished. Electrical, drywall and painting has been completed. The bonus room is laid out so you can complete it with a bath or walk in closet. Enjoy those evenings on the concrete patio or inviting front porch. Be sure and take a look at the virtual tour and see all this home has to offer. See this one soon because it will not last! Please call Connie M. Corey. #100256326

255 W. WASHINGTON STREET. Beautiful move-in ready 3BR, 2 Baths 0.29 acre lot with lots of updates. This one level renovated gorgeous home features a spacious kitchen with an abundance of cabinet space and large laundry room. Spectacular owner’s suite includes huge walk-in closet and renovated bathroom. Spacious living room with cathedral ceiling and laminate floors. Windows, doors, electrical, plumbing, bathrooms, walls, flooring, wrap-around deck and screenedin back porch all updated. This home meets today’s building codes. Only minutes from Thermo Fisher Scientific and MLK Jr. Hwy. Please cal Doris Ribera. #100254555

3707 MOBLEYS BRIDGE ROAD. Autumn Lakes is a beautiful community which enjoys views of the lake, sidewalks around lake, gazebo and features custom built homes on large lots. 3707 Mobleys Bridge Road is located on the left past the entrance of Autumn Lakes. Build your own dream home in this very popular neighborhood. Please call Debbie Allen. #100234794

1108 AUTUMN LAKES DRIVE. Spectacular one owner custom built home in beautiful Autumn Lakes. Lots of space for a growing family to enjoy! Each bedroom has its own personal bathroom. Huge 1st floor master bedroom with a sauna and beautiful master bath. Your family will love the in-ground pool and hot tub overlooking the lake. 2 large bonus rooms upstairs plus a detached garage in addition to the 3- car attached garage. The list goes on and on! Please call Amanda Garris. #100207437

Autumn Lakes $1,090,000

Stokes $12,900 2214 OAKLEY ROAD. Beautiful, private, wooded lot perfect for custom single family home. Minimum 1150 sq. ft. home. Septic permit voided since it was not utilized. Please call Sarah Weir. #100217222

4666 KINGS CROSSROADS ROAD. Phenomenal farmhouse in a peaceful country setting. This home originally was an early 1900s farmhouse that has been completely renovated top to bottom, inside and out and added onto to make it a truly remarkable and boastful home. Elaborate architecture, trim work and moldings throughout with all the bells and whistles. Smart home technologies. Lots of built-ins, coffered ceilings and attention to detail. Gorgeous 2-story living room, gourmet kitchen and extravagant master suite. 4 bedrooms plus a magnificent bonus room! Screened-in back porch overlooking a beautiful countryside. This home sits on 1.76 acres, but additional acreage can be purchased. Absolutely stunning - a must see! Please call Kevin O’Sullivan. #100222035

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Bedford West $78,000

3870 DUNHAGAN ROAD. Incredible lot in Bedford West! Please call Jessica Snyder. #100148130

Lynndale $379,000 308 GRANVILLE DRIVE. Incredible opportunity in Lynndale! Custom built, one owner, beautiful brick ranch on .73 acres! A perfect floor plan for entertaining and multifunctional uses. This home boasts an amazing great room with built ins and fireplace, spacious sunroom, dining room, and living room with fireplace. An additional expansive multipurpose room, located off the kitchen would be perfect for a home office and home schoolroom. The kitchen features an abundance of cabinet space with custom built ins, breakfast nook, and desk/work station. Grand suite features separate closets and separate bathrooms. Beautiful and private backyard with mature, gardenias, azaleas, and fabulous rose garden. The large brick patio is perfect for relaxing and grilling. A must see! Please call Jessica Snyder. #100252418

Covengton Square $150,000

1905-202 COVENGTON WAY. Wonderful 3 bedroom condominium in Covengton Square. Excellent location. Very open design. Features neighborhood pool with clubhouse and exercise room. Just minutes from ECU and shopping. Call for a full list of HOA amenities. Please call Tim Odom. #100254266

Blounts Creek $295,000

301 TICE LANE. Waterfront property located on Blounts Creek w/ incredible views! Peaceful and private w/ approx 3 acres mostly wooded. Well maintained 2 bedrm & 2 bath home with one car garage. Large kitchen that opens to spacious greatroom w/ masonry fireplace, separate dining room. Covered front porch w/ wrap around deck perfect for relaxing and taking in the water views!! Two boathouses and piers. Three separate septic tanks on property. Property being sold as is! Property sits up high! Never flooded. Please call Kristy Whitford. #100255322

Country $799,500

Rock Springs $625,000

600 JORDAN DRIVE. Welcome to 600 Jordan Drive’s Stately Low Country home with a three car garage. Perfectly positioned on almost three acres in Rock Springs, this one owner brick home was custom built with attention to detail. The home’s amazing curb appeal is crowned with a classic southern front porch graced by large elliptical windows. A screened back porch provides a great space for enjoying the peace, serenity, and relaxed ambience of Rock Springs. Upon entering the front door, one is warmly greeted with bright open living spaces, soaring ceilings, and view of the open grounds through the back porch. The Great Room with heavy trim work and wood burning fireplace is flanked by the Dining Room and Library which features floor to ceiling wood shelving. The kitchen boasts slate flooring, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Accentuating the functionality of this exceptional floor plan are three ensuite rooms on the main floor plus expansive utility spaces. The grand bedroom is spacious and should accommodate most bedroom suites. The bath features travertine tile, an oversized shower with multiple heads, and an impressive closet. The additional two ensuite rooms are secluded on the opposite side of the home. Both include walkin closets and baths with granite countertops. They may be utilized as an in-law suite, au pair room, home office, or home school space. The second floor features two large flex spaces, one with full bath and closet and the other with hardwood flooring and window seat. Close proximity to Vidant Medical Center, ECU Health Sciences Campus, and Uptown Greenville’s shopping and dining makes this a wonderful opportunity! Please call Jessica Snyder. #100250767


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Post-flood safety tips

Natural disasters can strike at any time, and no disaster is more likely to strike than a flood. According to the World Health Organization, floods are the most frequent type of natural disaster, affecting more than two billion people worldwide between 1998 and 2017. And the WHO reports that floods are increasing in frequency and intensity. The Insurance Information Institute notes that flood damage is excluded under standard homeowners and renters insurance policies. However, flood insurance can be purchased from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the National Flood Insurance Program. Purchasing flood insurance prior to flooding can be a wise move for renters and homeowners who live in areas vulnerable to flooding. And should flooding occur, victims can take these steps to be safe as they try to get back to normal. ■ Dress the part. When returning to your property to assess any damage, wear appropriate safety gear. The Cen-

ters for Disease Control and Prevention recommends homeowners and renters wear a hard hat, goggles, respirator mask (with an N95 rating or higher), thick work gloves, and waterproof, steel-toed boots when returning to their homes after a flood. If there’s been a sewage leak, wear rubber gloves and rubber boots during the inspection. ■ Conduct a self-inspection of your home. Local authorities often dictate when people can reenter their homes after flooding has occurred. Once they get the go-ahead to go back home, residents should first inspect the property to see if it’s safe to reenter. A walk-around of the property may reveal downed power lines, wildlife and leaky utility lines that can make it dangerous to reenter a home. In addition, the Red Cross recommends checking the home exterior for structural damage like cracks in the foundation, roof damage or missing beams. Any such damage should be inspected by a professional before anyone moves back into the home. ■ Assess utilities and appliances. If the

home is safe to enter, Allstate Insurance recommends checking the utilities and appliances inside the home. The CDC advises against turning on any light switches, as doing so could spark a fire if there are any gas leaks or electrical problems. Leave the property immediately if you smell gas and call the fire department to report the leak. If there is no standing water around the electrical

box and your clothes are dry, turn off the electrical system if you did not do so prior to evacuating. Do not use any damaged appliances until they have been deemed safe by a professional. Homeowners and renters victimized by flooding must make safety a priority when returning to their homes to assess the damage. - Metro Content

How to address mold after a flood

Floods can quickly turn lives upside down. According to the World Health Organization, more than two billion people were affected by floods between 1998 and 2017, and those people no doubt recognize just how unsettling floods can be. The damage caused by flooding can linger long after water levels have subsided. Mold left in the wake of a flood poses a significant threat, and WebMD notes that mold can be especially dangerous for people with respiratory issues like allergies or asthma. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, one of the organization’s chief concerns was to let those affected by the storm learn how to safely clean up mold. Mold cleanup must be done with a sense of urgency, as WebMD indicates that mold can grow very quickly in damp environments. That said, it’s vital that homeowners only reenter flooded properties when it’s safe to do so. Reentering too quickly and before government officials say it’s safe to do so can put residents in serious jeopardy. Once it’s safe to reenter a home, the CDC recommends the following approach to address mold after a flood. ■ Wear personal protective equipment. Gloves, masks and goggles should be worn to protect the eyes, nose, mouth, and skin. While personal protective equipment can be highly effective, anyone with mold allergies or

preexisting respiratory conditions like asthma should leave mold cleanup to the professionals. ■ Discard certain items. Items that are wet with flood water but cannot be cleaned and completely dried within 24 to 48 hours should be discarded. People with flood insurance policies may need to take photos of items prior to discarding them if they hope to be reimbursed. ■ Open doors and windows. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notes that airing the home out by opening the doors and windows can inhibit mold

growth when humidity levels are lower outside than inside. ■ Circulate air around the house. If it’s safe to turn the electricity back on, circulate air inside the home with fans. In addition, use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from inside the home. ■ Do not mix cleaning products. The CDC notes the dangers associated with mixing cleaning products. For example, mixing bleach with ammonia can produce toxic vapors. ■ Scrub surfaces. Use clean water and detergent to remove all visible mold from surfaces around the house. Dry the surfaces immediately after cleaning them. ■ Avoid refurbishing until all mold has been removed. Mold can grow even if it’s been painted or caulked over. The CDC urges anyone tasked with addressing flood-related mold to make sure surfaces are completely cleaned and dried prior to refurbishing rooms. ■ Dry the home as quickly as possible. Drying the home as quickly as possible, and ideally within 24 to 48 hours of the occurrence of flooding, can inhibit further mold growth. However, it’s imperative that residents only reenter a home after getting the go-ahead from local authorities. A safe and quick response to flood-related mold growth can prevent illness and further damage to a home. - Metro Content


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Spotlight on Real Estate is a The Daily Reflector publication. Published each Friday as a weekly real estate guide. Find open houses, Real e...