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Temporary Shoring: What if I don’t have Flood Insurance?

As summer storms make their way across the country, it’s a good reminder to understand flood insurance.  If you live in a flood plain, in most cases, you are required by your mortgage lender to carry flood insurance.  For people who do not live in [...]

July 24th, 2017|News|

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day from our family at LaPointe Construction Board Up Service.  We want to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable week of parades, barbeques, and fun.  The 4th of July is a federal holiday to remember our great nation and traditionally [...]

July 3rd, 2017|News|

Board Up Service: When do you need a Board Up Company?

Home and business emergencies are never fun.  Anything that puts your life on hold and requires work outside of your everyday normal activities can throw a big wrench in your plans.  Maybe it’s a flood or a storm.  It could be a fire within your [...]

June 26th, 2017|News|

Fire Damage Reconstruction: Rebuilding After a Fire

We often talk a lot about our Fire Damage Restoration and Reconstruction Services, but what does that really mean for your home, and how does it apply? Today we’ll take a look at a Victorian era home and put in to perspective how the cleanup [...]

June 19th, 2017|News|

Fire Damage Restoration: What do I do After a Fire?

For nearly 60 years, LaPointe has been a name associated with words like hard-working, professional, reliable, and honest.  We are a restoration company dedicated to our clients and the process required to restore their homes after a major event. We owe our success to the [...]

June 12th, 2017|News|

Temporary Shoring: After a Flood

Mother Nature is a powerful woman.  Her spring thunderstorms and winter blizzards can bring storm damage to the area that costs individuals and city governments hundreds of thousands of dollars.  While each situation is unique in itself, rest assured that LaPointe Construction Board Up Service [...]

June 5th, 2017|News|

Board up Service: Are you Ready for Summer?

With summer around the corner, there a few things you can do to make sure you are ready for the season.  When summer arrives, the last thing we want to do is be laden with chores and expensive repairs.  No.  We want to bask in [...]

May 29th, 2017|News|

Fact or Fiction: When Lightning Strikes your Home

The majority of the population goes into amateur storm-chaser mode when dramatic weather event is in the area.  I’ll admit it: the beauty of Mother Nature and the destruction she can cause is often awe-inspiring.  Yet, it is imperative to leave the forecasting to the [...]

May 15th, 2017|News|

Fire Damage Reconstruction: The Aftermath of a Fire

After any type of fire, you’re likely to be overwhelmed with the cleanup process.  The good news is that there are companies that specialize in the restoration process who work with your insurance company to get your home back in order.   A fire leaves behind [...]

May 8th, 2017|News|

Board Up: 5 Ways to Check for Hail Damage

The Northeast is rarely spared from weather events.  We seem to have them all: tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and blizzards…it’s a wonder our homes are still standing.  Luckily, most of the severe weather we experience is most often a nuisance rather than a city-wide disaster.  Still, [...]

May 1st, 2017|News|

What to do when your Brakes Fail

It doesn’t happen often, but brakes can fail.  One minute you’re driving along, slowing down for a stop or a slower car in front of you, and the next minute you experience a sense of helplessness when your brakes give out.  While it might make [...]

April 24th, 2017|News|

Fire Damage Restoration: 5 Tips to Preventing a Brush Fire

Did you know: March and April ushers in the start of brush fire season?  Think you’re ‘out of the woods’ so to speak if you live in a populated area?  Not necessarily.  Brush fires can start anywhere and they quickly spread as dry vegetation and [...]

April 17th, 2017|News|

The Importance of Cleaning Your Chimney

Hopefully, winter is officially behind us.  Spring means we can start opening our windows more often and spend crisp evenings on our decks or patios.  It means the emergence of bright flowers and songbirds.  It also means it’s time to clean your chimney. Throughout the [...]

April 10th, 2017|News|

Board Up Service-How to Stay Safe during a Tornado

We might not live in tornado alley, but that doesn’t mean the Northeast is immune to damaging storms.  We get our fair share of tornados.  Not only that, we also are hit with hurricanes from time to time.  The high winds associated with these storms [...]

April 3rd, 2017|News|

Temporary Shoring-The Best Way to Shovel your Driveway

Did you know that there is a certain way you should clear snow off your driveway?  One would think that you would simply shovel or snow-blow it off the cement, right?  Well, almost.  This was a topic of discussion the other day, and while you [...]

March 27th, 2017|News|

LaPointe Construction Supports the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund

Will you help us support the Krystel Campbell Scholarship Fund? This fund was started in memory of UMass Boston alumna, Krystle Campbell, who lost her life in the 2013 marathon bombing. Out of this heartbreak, symbols of strength, perseverance, and solidarity have emerged. One inspiring [...]

March 23rd, 2017|News|

8 Steps to Cleaning your Gas Grill

Whether you’ve braved the cold to grill this winter or switched to indoor cooking, working with a clean grill is essential to preventing a fire.  Some New Englanders have used the grill all winter long.  Others may put grilling on hiatus preferring to stay warm [...]

March 13th, 2017|News|

Board up Services: Insurance tips to Protect your Business

At one time or another we’ve all caught a story on the news where a car smashed through a local business.  It can be a horrifying and dangerous experience for your customers as well as the driver.  Last month we talked about how a bollard [...]

March 6th, 2017|News|

Temporary Shoring: 8 Tips to Driving in Wintry Weather

We often joke about how cities in the South shut down when winter weather strikes.  Northerners may be better equipped to handle driving through blizzards, yet, there has yet to be a car built that can get us from point A to point B when [...]

February 27th, 2017|News|