About the House with Troy Galloway

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Do you ever wish you could spend an hour with a general contractor or building inspector? About the House with Troy Galloway is exactly that! Galloway Building Services is a stable, consistent, and reliable St. Louis inspection service provider with more than 40 years experience. Troy Galloway is an engineer and complete construction expert. This knowledge and skill make him and Galloway Building Services more than just another inspection company. Your home inspection should be educational not merely a list. RSS FEED URL https://anchor.fm/s/35ccf558/podcast/rss

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BONUS-VIDEO PODCAST-Commercial Roofing with Rick Hinkson of Eureka Contracting and Roofing - bit.ly/gallowayroof
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WATCH THE VIDEO AT https://bit.ly/gallowayroof

In this video, Troy Galloway is joined by Rick Hinkson of Eureka Contracting and Roofing to evaluate a bunch of photos of commercial roofs they have worked on. Find out why the roof is the MOST important part of any building.


Rick Hinkson of Eureka Contracting and Roofing

https://www.eurekacontracting.com/

636-938-ROOF (7663)

Rick@eurekacontracting.com


Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services 

http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/

314-520-6655 

troy@gallowaybuildingservice.com 

Podcast - https://anchor.fm/galloway 

https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

Galloway Building Services is a stable, consistent, and reliable St. Louis inspection service provider with more than 40 years experience. Troy Galloway is an engineer and complete construction expert. This knowledge and skill make him and Galloway Building Services more than just another inspection company. Your home inspection should be educational not merely a list. Our inspectors love to talk with you about what your home is in need of and how to improve your home's overall stability.

Nov 04, 2021
How to Fireproof Your Home - July 22nd, 2021
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In this 68th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about fireproofing your home. Find out what kind of fire-retardant plants you can grow around your property to help slow a fire.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

6:55 How to fireproof your home

9:00 Creating a firebreak with gravel, concrete, a green zone of grass, and fire retardant plants

12:33 Firetrucks might have problems access your home in both rural areas and inner city areas

15:50 Use fire resistant siding, roofing, metal studs, and metal around the windows

20:10 Building a deck with fireproof wood or building a concrete patio instead

22:15 Cedar siding was once sealed with diesel fuel

23:37 Remove debris from the roof and gutters and remove limbs that are a danger to powerlines

26:25 Declutter your home to prevent a fire from spreading

27:50 A garage is a major hotspot for catching the home on fire

30:00 Don’t leave candles unattended

32:00 Clean out your dryer lint

34:10 Don’t ignore your breaker if it keeps tripping

35:50 Try not to use extension cords but if you have to, take care of them

36:54 Replace suspect fixtures and appliances, especially if they emit a burning smell

38:44 LED lights are very low heat and are good to use in closets or close to a wall

39:17 A lot of our furnishings and carpets are made of synthetic materials that are highly flammable and create a lot of smoke and poisonous gas

40:21 There is fireproof carpeting but also think about using tile and stone.

41:08 Practice safety with space heaters

41:32 Don’t deep fat fry a turkey on your deck

42:35 Check out the past show about safety alarms https://youtu.be/XJUfzorpW18

43:00 Alarms need to be tested regularly

44:06 Keep lots of fire extinguishers all over the house, in the garage, and in your vehicle

45:00 Have a fire safety plan with your family and review it with them at least twice a year

45:51 Taller homes should have fire ladders. Basement rooms need egress windows.

47:27 Fireproof drywall, carpeting, insulation, caulking, stain, shutters, backsplashes

Jul 22, 2021
Drywall - July 8th, 2021
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In this 67th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about drywall. Find out what type of drywall to use in your garage to slow a fire from spreading quickly to the rest of your house.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

3:40 Drywall has changed a lot even during the 44 years Troy has been in the construction business

4:15 Plaster has been used a lot longer than drywall and is much more labor intensive

5:15 The United States Gypsum Corporation was founded in 1901

8:00 Old drywall should be tested for lead, asbestos, and formaldehyde

10:00 The American Housing Act of 1949 created a big housing boom

13:15 Plaster in stairwells

14:45 The less joints there are the less chance there is for imperfections

16:10 Types of drywall

16:30 Regular, whiteboard, and smooth board

17:30 Popcorn ceilings are a nightmare to patch

18:05 The color of the drywall helps builders quickly tell the difference

18:30 Greenboard is moisture resistant

19:40 Blueboard

20:05 Fixing plaster pops

21:10 Paperless drywall

23:30 Purple drywall

25:00 Type X is fire resistant

26:45 Sound proofing

31:15 Having drywall hangers and drywall tapers to work together to prevent issues later

34:00 Gluing drywall to studs and ceiling

34:30 Nail pops and drywall screws

35:10 Drywall tape goes over the perimeter nails

35:40 What happens when everything dries

38:00 Practicing drywall techniques in the garage and closets first

40:00 Instant mud

42:00 Getting ruptures out

43:05 Chinese drywall

44:10 Exterior drywall

Jul 08, 2021
Wild Construction Inspection Stories - June 24th, 2021
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In this 66th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy shares a bunch of wild construction inspection stories.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

3:05 What is a construction inspection

4:38 Working with attorneys to inspect the construction contracts

5:48 Inspecting new home construction

6:11 What is involved in a total home inspection

7:04 Million dollar homes are not immune to construction mistakes

7:25 Construction inspection can help both the contractor and the homeowner to prove whether a job is being done right

8:20 Try to work things out with your contractor first

8:41 Sometimes an attorney will specifically request we look at a certain part of a job

9:02 We are often contacted before attorneys are involved. Hopefully our report will lead to the problem being fixed

9:22 We can recommend an attorney if you need one

9:38 HVAC problems we’ve found.

10:10 So many beer cans were in the ducts that it blocked the airflow

11:12 They couldn’t get the stove level because beer cans were underneath

12:24 Steel beams do not fully extend all the way across the home

13:01 Wrong nails used on decks so they rust away (deck podcast https://youtu.be/eK25dyCeYQQ) (deck inspection tips video https://youtu.be/_acsasj6GME)

13:30 Being up to municipal code is not the same as quality

14:30 The furnace wasn’t wired up at all

14:46 Saved over $9 million by checking why another Inspector said the furnace room wasn’t vented

15:41 A basement floor was cracking and sounded hollow because it was nowhere near 3 inches thick

16:44 The ceiling was falling down because the drywall was only pin nailed up

17:30 There were no vertical studs in a room addition and no nails in the center of the drywall

18:12 A door was not nailed to the frame and the wind blew it out

19:32 A plumber spilled glue down the drain

21:13 Someone was going to the bathroom in the sump pit

22:09 Leaving wood and trash in the overdig feeds the termites

23:22 The roofer didn’t put shingles on the roof

23:53 The roof was stripped off and then a thunderstorm rolled in

25:26 Avoiding 2nd story washing machine floods https://youtu.be/68To3lfNxVc

27:10 Mulch kept getting in a display home because the window didn’t have any sealing

Jun 24, 2021
STL Brick and Tuckpointing - June 10th, 2021
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In this 65th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Jay and Jack of STL Brick and Tuckpointing. Find out why using mortar that is harder than your bricks will cause problems down the road and why skimming (using too little mortar) is the biggest faux pas in the tuckpointing business.

Contact STL Brick and Tuckpointing at 314.753.2907

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

3:30 Jay Nelson talks about how he has been mixing mortar since he was 13 years old for his great uncle and grandpa

4:23 Jack explains his role as a job coordinator and talks about carrying buckets for the crew since he was 8 years old

6:15 What causes a brick wall to bulge?

7:30 Working in the Soulard and Lafayette Square neighborhoods

7:50 What is a lentil and how can a rusty lentil contribute to stair stepping cracks in brick

9:47 What are weep holes and how do they help with moisture and spraying for termites

11:00 What kind of waterproofing is recommended for bricks and how can they make a brick erode? What is Siloxane?

13:20 How did so many bricks from Chicago end up in St. Louis after the great fire of 1871

14:10 Why are masons from St. Louis so well respected across the country?

15:30 Troy once did an inspection where the weep holes were not in the correct place

16:25 What percentage of STL Brick and Tuckpointing is fixing other people’s work

17:05 What is the proper amount of mortar to use when tuckpointing

18:30 Why mortar shouldn’t be harder than the brick

19:30 What are head joints and what are bed joints

21:20 Why Tammy is the backbone of the company

22:39 What causes a chimney to lean and how hard is it to fix

25:20 How hard is it to repair a chimney crown

29:50 What is the problem with using DIY mortar in a tube like Quikrete

31:40 Will you ever have to tuckpoint again if the bricks are sealed

31:58 Sealing bricks with diesel fuel

33:29 Why is acid washing used when tuckpointing

34:36 How is interior tuckpointing different from exterior tuckpointing

35:32 Why are people using brick veneer on sheets

37:10 What is Z-Brick Veneer

38:20 What kind of sand is used in tuckpointing

40:12 What will acid wash eat through and is there a product that can be used indoors

41:25 Contact STL Brick and Tuckpointing by calling 314.753.2907

43:17 Listen to the first episode STL Brick and Tuckpointing appeared on https://anchor.fm/galloway/episodes/STL-Brick-and-Tuckpointing---October-19th--2019-ejdbr0

Jun 10, 2021
Deck Safety and Maintenance - May 27th, 2021
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In this 64th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy celebrates National Deck Safety Month by explaining what goes into making a sturdy deck and how to ensure it lasts a lifetime. Find out how to avoid water and termite damage.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

5:10 May is National Deck Safety Month

5:40 In 1995 100+ people were injured in Wentzville, MO when a deck collapsed following a Grateful Dead concert

7:03 Decks are designed to handle a lot of weight

8:20 A deck doesn’t necessarily have to be attached to the house

9:30 Support posts

11:16 Attaching ban boards to the home and the deck

11:30 Removing the siding to attach boards and bolting patterns

12:55 Sway bar attachments cut down on movement

14:00 Flashing and treated lumber

15:00 Deck lower than the door

19:30 Joist hangers

20:47 Don’t use roofing nails on the deck and avoiding rust

28:30 Decks have movement

29:35 Stringers for stairs

31:00 Galvanized metal straps

32:00 Support post, concrete piers, and frost lines

37:06 Decking material and handrails

39:08 Treated and sealed wood

41:30 Keeping decking tight together

43:07 Deck coating used to hide rot and unsafe conditions

45:35 Ground level deck and no flashing means termites

46:19 Concrete is cheaper than a ground level deck

May 26, 2021
Tips for Extending the Life of Your HVAC System With Jim Ramsey - May 14th, 2021
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In this 63rd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Jim Ramsey of Dave Ramsey Heat and Air about maintaining your HVAC system so it runs smoother and lasts longer. Find out what kind of damage a dog marking their territory on your air conditioner can do. If you live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area you can contact Dave Ramsey Heat and Air at (918) 756-2909.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

3:00 When was Dave Ramsey Heat and Air started and how did Jim Ramsey start working there

4:27 What are some tips for prepping your HVAC systems for the summer and winter

5:19 Changing filters are important for heating and cooling

5:39 Keeping birds, mud daubers, and other pests out of your HVAC system

6:15 Electric furnaces

10:15 Condensate lines

11:00 Slimy fungus buildup

12:19 Using UV light, tablets, bleach, and shop vacs to prevent fungus and mold

14:45 High efficiency furnaces

19:00 Plastic PVC condensate drain

19:10 The stuff that drains out of your HVAC system might damage concrete and siding

24:00 Furnace caps and the difficulty of keeping birds out of your chimney

27:00 What to do before turning on the heat for the winter

30:11 What do do before turning on the air conditioning for the summer

31:45 Maintaining your air conditioning unit by washing out the coils, raking the fins, having hail guards, and turning it off during mowing

34:20 What happens if a dog urinates on your air conditioning unit

38:50 What does it mean if the air conditioning lines are hot or frozen over

41:55 Rusty ductwork and wet insulation around pipes

48:30 Limited warranty and life expectancy of ductwork

50:45 Where to put your HVAC system in your house so it is the most efficient

54:25 Why are are there different types of Freon

May 15, 2021
The Super Hot Seller's Market with Ramona of J&H Properties - April 29th, 2021
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In this 62nd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Real Estate Broker Ramona Galloway of J&H Properties about this wild seller's market and what you can do to beat out all the other buyers offering $20,000 over asking! Contact Ramona by calling 314-602-4835

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

2:45 Contact Ramona of J&H Properties at 314-602-4835

5:20 How COVID has affected home buying

6:10 A large number of people are moving away from cities

6:45 It is hard to get materials to build new homes

8:30 The interest rates are still low

9:15 Buying your points down and how to make your mortgage payment lower

10:08 How to find a mortgage lender

11:20 USDA loans

12:15 Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

13:00 Loan qualifications and credit dings

16:30 Can a new president affect the housing market

17:45 Are there grants available

20:00 Overpaying for a home now will make it harder to sell later

20:30 Why do home appraisals matter

28:15 How do school districts affect home prices

30:10 How do the local police and fire departments affect home prices

32:40 How do the local businesses affect home prices

34:30 How does hazardous waste affect home prices

34:50 What are the most important updates to make

36:00 How does staging affect the selling price

39:20 What should you do after having a home inspected

40:10 What happens during a final walkthrough

42:45 Can I move in if the home loan isn’t funded yet?

47:40 Doing walkthroughs on video for out of town buyers

Apr 29, 2021
Indoor Air Quality - April 15th, 2021
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In this 61st episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about indoor air quality. Find out if you are actually making yourself sick by not having enough ventilation and by keeping certain chemicals and products in your home.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

3:00 indoor air quality

4:00 Home so airtight we create our own pollution

4:30 Inadequate ventilation

5:30 Vacuum effect

7:45 mold and pests

8:00 Check out our past episodes on Asbestos and lead

10:10 Check out our past episode about air quality machines with Jim Vargo

11:00 Legionnaires disease

12:00 Radon - Check out our past episode with Cherie Summa of St. Louis Radon

15:10 2nd hand smoke can cause ear infections

15:30 Sudden infant death syndrome

16:00 Combustion pollutants, kerosene space heaters, wood stoves, and liquid petroleum

17:30 Lint dust from dryers can cause fires

19:10 Nitrogen dioxide

20:10 Volatile organic compounds (VOC) and buying products like paint low in VOC

21:45 Paint strippers, pesticides, spray foam insulation, air fresheners, moth repellents, candles, and essential oils

23:30 Check out our past episode about painting with Rue Moonyos

28:00 Check out our past episode with Ductz Unlimited

28:45 Mixing and storing household cleaners and weed sprays

29:55 Asthma triggers

30:00 Dust mites

31:15 Moldy shower curtains

31:30 Bed bugs

33:30 Allergen proof mattress covers

36:15 Moisture in the attic

38:40 Changing air filters

39:10 Humidifiers and dehumidifiers

Apr 14, 2021
Glass and Mirrors with Tom Barron - April 1st, 2021
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In this 60th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Tom Barron of Barron Mirror, Glass, and Door (https://barronmirror.com/). Find out about glass Covid dividers, custom etched bar back mirrors, and why fireplace glass can withstand the heat. If you mention About the House when purchasing shower doors, Tom will throw in Clear Shield (a $150 value) for free. Contact Barron Mirror, Glass, and Door at 636.230.6300.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

6:30 Barron Mirror, Glass, and Door has a huge showroom in Chesterfield, Missouri at 125 Chesterfield Industrial Drive

6:10 Antique mirrors

12:00 Beveled glass and silvered backs

13:00 What are the most popular colors for glass?

14:00 Sandblasting glass

17:10 Upscale businesses use glass for their Covid protective dividers

17:45 Fireplace glass

22:10 installing glass

22:10 Custom etching glass for gifts

26:05 Decorating glass by painting the sandblasted parts

30:30 Minimizing and hiding the hardware on shower doors for a sleek look

41:00 Retrofitting shower doors

45:30 Quite a few people ended up working for Tom Barron and Barron Mirror, Glass, and Door for over 20+ years

48:00 Contact Barron Mirror, Glass, and Door by calling 636-230-6300, going online at barronmirror.com, or following them on Facebook

49:10 If you buy shower doors and mention About the House, Tom will throw in Clear Shield for free.

49:30 Troy Galloway is offering 50% off infrared testing to anyone that mentions this episode.

Mar 31, 2021
Mold with Travis Boyer - March 18th, 2021
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In this 59th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Travis Boyer of MoldManUSA.com. Find out how you can tell if you actually have dangerous BLACK MOLD growing in your home. Contact Travis by emailing travisboyer at moldmanusa dot com or by calling 314-282-9791

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

5:15 What to do if mold is visible

6:00 Air quality testing and sending spores to the lab

7:53 Bad mold

9:45 Bleach doesn’t work

10:40 Basements are a common place to find mold

11:50 A house has to breath

14:00 You might have to remove the carpeting too

19:30 Mold behind the walls won’t show up in an air quality test

23:44 Some states require inspectors and remediators to have a mold certification

27:02 Painting over mold and encapsulation

30:40 One client had a mushroom growing out of her wall

36:20 Do mold spores settle to the ground

42:00 Did the sellers hide the mold problem?

51:00 How to choose a good inspector. What is the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)

Mar 18, 2021
Home Automation and Security with Matt Walt - March 4th, 2021
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In this 58th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Matt Walt of Beishir Lock & Security (https://www.stlsecurity.com/) about the latest in automation and security technology. Find out how he’s helped companies automate temperature checks for Covid screenings and save food from spoiling at restaurants.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

2:15 What got Matt Walt interested in working with technology?

8:37 General contractors, landscapers, and interior designers should meet with Matt Walt before starting any construction to make sure all the home automation and security systems work seamlessly

10:10 What is a low voltage electrician?

10:56 Check out Troy’s episode with Eco Power https://youtu.be/y5IwuryPNEk

14:40 Why have outdoor entertainment spaces become so popular and what are people doing with them?

18:30 How can Matt Walt help with upgrading existing media rooms?

22:10 How affordable is home automation and security?

31:23 Beishir sets up a lot of security cameras and card access for commercial businesses

33:18 How can home automation make a home safer when entering at night?

35:00 GFCI and sump pit monitoring

37:04 How to hide home automation speakers and components

37:35 Motorized window coverings and customized lighting are very popular

38:23 How can automation make a home more energy efficient?

44:10 Contact Matt Walt of Beishir by calling 314-833-7900

Mar 03, 2021
Trim & Moulding with Chris Warakomski of Alexandria Moulding - February 10th, 2021
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In this 57th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks trim and moulding with Chris Warakomski of http://www.alexmo.com/. Find out what kind of trim is the best to use in damp places like basements and bathrooms.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

3:20 Troy introduces Chris Warakomski from Alexandria Moulding

5:00 Customizing the profile of the moulding

7:00 oak, pine, poplar, birch, MDF, vinyl

8:00 Using exterior paint on bathroom trim to avoid mold

8:30 Volatile organic compounds in paint

15:12 Chair railing

20:00 Pros and cons of MDF

24:00 Scotia

24:47 Best materials for damp areas like basements

27:00 Caulk can yellow from sunlight exposure

32:00 Back caulking

34:45 Designer molding

35:40 Dental molding

39:10 Alexandria Moulding is more affordable because they do more volume

40:10 Alexandria Contractor Packs are ½ the price per square foot and pre-bundled

41:00 Pre-finished plastic moulding that looks like wood grain

41:55 Covering up nail holes

42:50 Moulding for curved walls and windows

43:31 Contact Chris with any questions by emailing cwarakomski@nss.alexmo.com

Feb 10, 2021
Ask the Expert - February 4th, 2021
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In this 56th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy answers a whole bunch of questions he has been receiving lately. Find out about what to do about snow and ice damaging your home, when to seed and sod your yard, why an outside switch might shock you, and much more!

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

5:00 snow melting in patches on my roof

10:00 UV shades to keep walkways clear of snow

11:00 making your own ice melt

16:00 ice cracking my windows

16:30 ice dams on the roof

18:30 dirt falling in around my new house

21:00 when to seed and sod

23:00 slow the cracking of concrete

27:00 frost free spigots and why you need to remove the hose in the winter

30:00 holes in my soffit

32:30 ridge vents vs. hood vents on my roof

36:30 downspouts backing up

38:00 outside switch electric shocks

39:00 water damage around chimney even after getting a new roof

41:00 water coming down furnace

42:43 termites in winter?

43:43 vinyl siding shrinkage

45:00 home makes popping noises

47:00 animals nesting in my home in the winter

Feb 04, 2021
Disaster Prep - January 28th, 2021
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In this 55th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about what you need to have in your home in order to be prepared for a natural disaster. Find out what to do when a snowstorm knocks out your power and you are stuck in your home for weeks on end.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

6:00 Snowstorms were a pleasant memory for Troy as a kid

7:30 Dry clothes and blankets

10:33 Medical supplies

13:37 Matches, stoves, candles, flint and steel

23:00 Water supply

28:00 water purification

34:00 Food, coolers, vacuum sealing

39:00 Communication, radio, cell phone, flashlight

Jan 27, 2021
Exterior Siding Pt. 2 - January 7th, 2021
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In this 54th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy continues talking about exterior siding. Find out about some of the different types of siding like wood, metal, vinyl, cement fiber, and Masonite and the advantages of each of them.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

6:00 Wood

9:00 Pine

12:00 Fir

14:00 Spruce

16:00 Redwood

17:00 Cedar

22:00 Cyprus

27:00 Vinyl

37:00 Don't BBQ Near Vinyl

43:00 Metal

49:00 Steel

50:00 Aluminum

56:00 Fiber Cement

1:00:00 Masonite

Jan 06, 2021
Exterior Siding Pt. 1 - December 23rd, 2020
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In this 53rd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about exterior siding. Find out about some of the different types of siding like brick, brick veneer,  stone, stucco, EIFS, and the advantages of each of them.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/

6:45 brick and brick veneer

11:10 heat insulation and heat banks

12:00 sound insulation

15:30 mortar cracking

16:23 stair step cracks and roof leaks

17:00 weep holes

23:00 stone, fireplaces, cultured stone, hurricanes and tornadoes

29:00 EIFS

33:25 stucco

Dec 23, 2020
Roofing Materials - December 10th, 2020
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In this 52nd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about roofing materials. Find out about some of the different types of underlayment, shingles, and metals that can be used on a roof and the advantages of each of them.

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ and https://www.jhpropertiesrealestate.com/


5:10 underlayment

6:40 Eureka Roofing with Rick Hinkson https://youtu.be/HQSsJ4yORr4

8:25 felt paper

12:28 self sealing underlayment

14:48 VA and FHA won't allow more than 2 roof layers

15:25 fire codes

17:00 consider the cost, lifespan, and warranty of your materials

17:25 find a qualified contractor that will be in business for a long time to come

18:08 asphalt shingles

21:50 some suppliers might offer a discount near the end of the season

22:00 class H shingles are rated for tornadoes

23:00 clay and concrete tiles

27:00 wood shingles

30:00 metal roofs like aluminum, copper, steel, and zinc

38:30 zinc is fungus and insect proof

40:30 solar


Dec 09, 2020
Insulation - November 19th, 2020
2525

In this 51st episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about home insulation. Find out why FLUFFY insulation actually keeps your home warmer.

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5:30 How insulation works

7:10 Conduction

7:25 Convection

7:48 Radiant heat

10:17 Fiberglass, batting, rolls, concrete block, foam board, blow-in, reflective, fiber, spray

16:40 Don't walk on insulation

19:38 Radiant barrier

23:50 Blow-in

25:33 Spray foam

26:44 When not to use expandable

27:22 Open cell vs closed cell foam

29:15 Lawsuits on foam

32:40 Ridged board

40:58 Hazardous waste

Nov 18, 2020
PART 2: Fall Home Maintenance Tips and Prepping for Winter - November 12th, 2020
2745

In this 50th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy picks up where he left off last episode by sharing more fall home maintenance tips to help you prepare for winter.

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2:25 dryer vents

4:30 drafts

10:48 window gaps

12:00 basement cracks

12:33 sump pumps and pits

17:00 critters

17:10 weather stripping

29:10 security alarms

20:21 smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

36:03 water leak detectors

43:10 Every 10th person to contact Troy will get a free infrared inspection to find hidden moisture and heat loss

44:30 happy birthday to the Marine Corps

Nov 12, 2020
PART 1: Fall Home Maintenance Tips and Prepping for Winter - October 22nd, 2020
3060

In this 49th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks fall home maintenance tips and prepping your home for the winter.

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3:16 Driveway

8:30 Shingles

11:00 Gutters

13:00 Drains

16:40 Chimney

21:00 Siding

28:00 Foundation

32:00 Gas line, AC line, cable line

33:00 Dryer vent

37:30 Decks

40:00 Patio and porch

43:25 Air conditioner

43:00 Water line and hose

59:00 First 10 people to contact Troy get a free infrared inspection

Oct 21, 2020
Painting Pt. 2 with Rue Moonyos - October 8th, 2020
2698

In this 48th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Rue Moonyos of Sharpshooters Painting.

Find out how to do exterior painting in the colder months, how to find a trustworthy painter, what brands of paint Rue recommends, the differences between apartment/million dollar home/industrial painters, whether you can paint vinyl siding, and more!

Contact Rue Moonyos at 314.570.9369 or at https://www.facebook.com/SharpshootersPainting

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Oct 07, 2020
Air Purification with Jim Vargo - September 23rd, 2020
3028

In this 47th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Jim Vargo of Vollara about air purification.

Find out what can be done to remove cigarette and pet odors from rooms and make breathing easier. Remember, if it smells it won't sell.

Contact Jim at 314.614.6039, jimvargo38@icloud.com, or https://www.vollara.com/jamesvargo

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Sep 23, 2020
Doors - September 10th, 2020
3178

In this 46th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about the different types of doors inside and outside a house.  

Troy talks about fire rated, metal, pvc, wood, garage doors, storm doors, panel, pocket, barn, bypass, bi-fold, dutch, and much much more!  

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Sep 10, 2020
Windows Part 2 - August 27th, 2020
2665

In this 45th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy continues his talk about windows; this time focusing on the different types of glass.   Find out what type of glass will prevent the sun from fading your blinds, furniture, and carpet.   

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Aug 26, 2020
Windows Part 1 - August 13th, 2020
3683

In this 44th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about the different types of windows along with the pros and cons of each.    Don't know the differences between single hung, double hung, casement, picture, sliding, egress, awning, skylight, bay, storm, upvc, and wood windows? You will after this episode AND you'll know what makes some more energy efficient than others.   

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Aug 13, 2020
Swimming Pools with Jeff Mitchell of RubberDuckSTL.com - July 29th, 2020
2935

In this 43rd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks about swimming pools with Jeff Mitchell of http://rubberduckstl.com/.  In this episode Jeff will share how to get a rebate on your next pool pump, how to keep your pool from turning green, why there is about a $100,000 price difference between above ground and in-ground, and what actually happens when someone pees in the pool.

 Contact Jeff Mitchell by calling 314-922-4936 or by emailing Jeff@RubberDuckSTL.com  

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Jul 29, 2020
Engineered Wood pt. 2 - July 16th, 2020
1842

In this 42nd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks more about different types of engineered wood. Find out what types of engineered wood is available and the best way to use it. The letters MDF, OSB, CLT, LVL, PSL, and LSL may not mean much right now but after this show you just might be an expert! Make sure to listen to part 1 first. 

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Jul 15, 2020
Engineered Wood pt. 1- July 9th, 2020
2580

In this 41st episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks about different types of engineered wood. Find out what types of engineered wood is available and the best way to use it. The letters MDF, OSB, CLT, LVL, PSL, and LSL may not mean much right now but after this show you just might be an expert! 

Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices

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Jul 08, 2020
How to Keep Your Home Cooler for the Least Money - June 18th, 2020
2277

In this 40th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks about how to keep your home cooler for the least amount of money. Some things mentioned are roof shingle color, double hung windows, where to plant trees, retractable awnings, blinds, curtains, fans, closing basement vents, and more. 

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Jun 17, 2020
Pipe Solutions with Steve Merlo - June 3rd, 2020
3510

In this 39th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to  Steve Merlo of https://www.pipesolutions.com/ .  

Find out about pipe lining, which is when a flexible tube that is coated with resin is pushed or pulled into a broken pipe and then inflated. Pipe lining can save a ton of money especially if it means not excavating a driveway. You can call Pipe Solutions at (636) 856-8989. 

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Jun 04, 2020
Pest Control with Noel Buckingham of BuckinghamPestControl.com - May 21st, 2020
3089

In this 38th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Noel Buckingham of BuckinghamPestControl.com about termites, ants, squirrels, skunks, and all things related to pest control. Find out what kind of trap Noel has to use to keep skunks from spraying him. Follow Buckingham Pest Control on Facebook or give them a call at 636-274-7400. 

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May 21, 2020
Security Systems with Bob Edwards of CityWideAlarms.com - March 12th, 2020
2020

In this 37th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks about security systems, video doorbells, cameras, motion detectors, and all types of sensors with Bob Edwards from https://citywidealarms.com/ . Find out why the do-it-yourself alarm systems that claim to be simple are actually less safe and more expensive. Bob also shares how you can keep an eye on your elderly loved ones by using pressure sensors to alert you if they forgot to take their pills or fell. Call Bob at 314-266-6760 ext. 202 

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Mar 11, 2020
Junk Removal and Decluttering with Bobby Borisov of JunkAwaySTL.com-February 26th, 2020
2746

In this 36th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Bobby Borisov of https://junkawaystl.com/ about junk removal, decluttering, and downsizing. Find out how Bobby can even help you deduct your donations on your taxes. Contact Bobby by calling or texting 314-629-1988. You can text pictures of your clutter to that number to get a free estimate. 

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Feb 26, 2020
Sewer Lateral Inspections and Cleanout with Chris Schad of Seweroscopy LLC-January 30th, 2020
2850

In this 35th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Chris Schad of https://www.seweroscopy.net/ about sewer lateral line inspections and repairs. Find out why tree roots think of sewer lines as a buffet and whether flushable wipes are truly flushable. Call Chris at 314-703-3608  

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Jan 29, 2020
Cleaning Your Ducts with Patty Clisham of Ductz-January 16th, 2020
2760

In this 34th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Patty Clisham of Ductz ( https://www.facebook.com/Ductz-of-West-St-Louis-10150100815185179/) about the importance of getting your ducts properly cleaned by a reputable professional. Find out how cleaning your ducts can save money on energy costs, relieve allergies, and remove smells. Also find out what kind of treasures Patty has found hiding in people's ducts. Contact Patty at 314-631-6700  

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Jan 15, 2020
Asbestos with Ryan Spell of Precision Analysis, Inc.-January 2nd, 2020
2664

In this 33rd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks about asbestos with Ryan Spell of Precision Analysis, Inc. (https://precisionanalysisinc.com/). They talk about why any house built before the mid 90's should be tested, what types of products have the highest chance of containing asbestos, and whether homeowners are allowed to remove it themselves.

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Jan 01, 2020
Winter Weatherproofing-December 19th, 2019
2094

In this 32nd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks about weatherproofing your home for the winter. Find out how 1 simple childproofing device can help cut down on drafts.

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Dec 18, 2019
Lead Inspection and Testing with Sherlock's Environmental Services-December 5th, 2019
2174

In this 31st episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Sally and Chuck Norris of  Sherlock's Environmental Services (leadtestingstl.com). Find out why you should never trust a do-it-yourself lead testing kit that you buy from a home improvement store. 

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Dec 04, 2019
Roofing with Rick Hinkson of Eureka Contracting and Roofing-November 21st, 2019
2296

In this 30th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks roofing with Rick Hinkson, owner and president of Eureka Contracting and Roofing (eurekacontracting.com)! Find out why it's a good idea to replace that 20+ year old skylight if you are getting a new roof put on.

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Nov 20, 2019
Is Your House Haunted? - November 2nd, 2019
2344

In this 29th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks about all the different types of supernatural and spooky calls he's taken about people's houses. Find out which ones were easily explained and which are still unsolved to this day!

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Nov 02, 2019
Solar Power with John Neff of Energy Experts USA-October 26th, 2019
2335

In this 28th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of  Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to John Neff of  Energy Experts USA (EnergyExpertsCo.com) about adding solar to our homes. Find out how long it will take for the solar panels to pay for themselves. 

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Oct 27, 2019
STL Brick and Tuckpointing - October 19th, 2019
2310

In this 27th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Jay and Tammy from STL Brick and Tuckpointing https://www.facebook.com/bricktuckpointing/. Find out why so many people notice problems with their chimneys after it's already too late.

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Oct 19, 2019
Water Safety, Softening, and Purification with Jeanne Carton of H2Only-October 12th, 2019
2378

In this 26th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Jeanne Carton of H2Only http://watercenterplaza.com/ about all the different chemicals that wind up in your water and how to remove them.

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Oct 12, 2019
Lowering Electric Bills with Kent and Amanda Joggerst of EcoPower Electric-October 5th, 2019
2370

In this 25th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of  Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Kent and Amanda Joggerst of EcoPower Electric about ways to cut down on those electric bills. Follow them on Facebook

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Oct 05, 2019
Mold Removal with Travis Boyer of Moldman St. Louis-September, 28th 2019
2365

In this 24th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to the Mold Man, Travis Boyer ( https://moldmanusa.com/locations/st-louis/) . Find out what to do if you find mold and if it is possible to take care of it all by yourself. 

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Sep 25, 2019
Realtor Ramona of J and H Properties - September 21st, 2019
2368

In this 23rd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Realtor Ramona Galloway of J and H Properties about the history of her company, staging tips, stories about how she's saved clients money, and whether the market is hot or not.

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Sep 21, 2019
Fixing Ugly Concrete with Shawn Wolf of StoneCraftSTL.com-September 14th, 2019
2369

In this 22nd episode of About the House, Troy Galloway talks to Shawn Wolf of StoneCraft Epoxy Resurfacing (StoneCraftSTL.com) about the different ways he can make ugly and boring concrete beautiful and last a lifetime. Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page. About the House brought to you in part by jhpropertiesrealestate.com and GallowayBuildingServices.com

Sep 14, 2019
Kevin Pannebecker on Home Warranties and Home Maintenance-September 7th, 2019
2365
In this 21st episode of About the House, Troy Galloway talks to Kevin Pannebecker of Upkeep Home Service Plan and Mr. Fix-It StL about how his companies streamline the home warranty process by having his people also do the maintenance and repairs. Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page. About the House brought to you in part by jhpropertiesrealestate.com and GallowayBuildingServices.com
Sep 04, 2019
Ranken Tech with Frank Miller, the Dean of Enrollment Management-August 31st, 2019
2368

In this 20th episode of About the House, Troy Galloway talks to Frank D. Miller, the dean of enrollment management at Ranken Technical College. Find out why Ranken has been going strong for over 110 years! Visit the website at https://ranken.edu/

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Aug 31, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions Part 2-August 24th, 2019
2368

In this 19th episode of About the House, Troy Galloway gives tips and answers questions about some of the things he finds while doing inspections. Topics include smelly sinks, S and P traps, lead water lines, cracked lumber, gaps under windows, bathroom exhaust fans, and careless contractors.

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Aug 24, 2019
Mike Caples of Farmer's Insurance-Saturday, August 17th
2373

In this 18th episode of About the House, Troy Galloway talks with Mike Caples of Farmer's Insurance. Find out how to know whether your contractor has the right insurance. Visit his website HERE

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Aug 17, 2019
Becoming a General Contractor-George Slaughter of MidwestVeteransChamber.com-August 10th, 2019
2393

In this 17th episode of About the House, Troy Galloway shares some of the lessons he teaches at the community college during his classes on becoming a general contractor while George Slaughter of MidwestVeteransChamber.com sits in.

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Aug 10, 2019
Radon with Cherie Summa of St. Louis Radon-August 3rd, 2019
2388

In this 16th episode of About the House, Troy Galloway talks to Cherie Summa of https://www.stlradon.com/

Find out what makes radon the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.

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Aug 03, 2019
Writing Good Contracts with Attorney Matthew Nagel-July 27th, 2019
2389

In this 15th episode of About the House, Troy Galloway talks to Attorney Matthew Nagel from BISTATE Law Center. Find out the 5 things every good contract should clearly state before construction even starts. Check out their website at https://bistatelaw.com/

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Jul 27, 2019
Kitchen and Bath Renovations with Chris Twardowski-July 20th, 2019
2389

In this 14th episode of About the House, Troy talks to Chris Twardowski of Timber and Ash Design Co. Find out why removing someone's kitchen before you have a new one ready to put in is one of the worst things you can do to a customer. Check out their website at https://www.customcabinetsstl.com/

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Jul 20, 2019
Frequently Asked Questions with Troy Galloway-July 13th, 2019
2393

In this 13th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy answers the most frequently asked questions he gets. Find out how many bids you should get before deciding on a contractor.

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Jul 13, 2019
Hardwood Floors with Jacob Abraham-July 6th, 2019
2393

In this 12th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Jacob Abraham of Classic Flooring Solutions, LLC about hardwood flooring. Find out why hardwood floors are considered to be one of the greenest products you can put in your home.

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Jul 06, 2019
Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer Rachel & Realtor Ramona-June 29th, 2019
2393

In this 11th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Assistant Vice President/Senior Mortgage Loan Officer Rachel Rufkahr and Realtor Ramona Galloway of J and H Properties. Rachel and Ramona explain how their jobs compliment each other and share what to look for when finding your own mortgage broker and Realtor.

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Jun 29, 2019
Plumbing with Orr Plumbing Services-Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
2393

In this 10th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Daryl and Jasmine Orr of Orr Plumbing Services. Find out what kind of copper alternatives you can use to reduce noise and the chance of theft.

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Jun 22, 2019
HVAC with Tom Millum-Saturday, June 15th, 2019
2393

In this 9th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Tom Millum, an HVAC expert. Find out how heating and cooling work together to keep you comfortable.

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Jun 15, 2019
Avenue Real Estate Group-Saturday, June 8th, 2019
2295

In this 8th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Michael Golde and Alex Beckman of Avenue Real Estate Group. Find out why using local property managers and lenders will almost always save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

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Jun 08, 2019
Real Estate Investment Clubs with Jason Licavoli-Saturday, June 1st, 2019
2280

In this 7th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Jason Licavoli from FlippingSTL.com about real estate investment clubs. Find out how being apart of an investment club could get you 20% off at the big home improvement stores.

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Jun 01, 2019
Electrical with Troy Exler-May 25th, 2019
2308

In this 6th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway of Galloway Building Services, Troy talks to Troy Exler of Electrical and Data Service Company. Find out what types of electrical panels will prevent insurance companies from covering you. 

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May 25, 2019
Investment Properties with Tammy Derrigan-Saturday, May 18th, 2019
2303

In this 5th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Tammy Derrigan about investment properties. Find out how rearranging the layout and updating utilities can really add value to an investment property.

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May 18, 2019
Automated Home Systems with Matt Walt-Saturday, May 11, 2019
2305

In this 4th episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Matt Walt of Beishir Lock and Security about automated home systems like audio/visual components, security systems, the thermostat, and so much more! Find out how you can keep your house comfortable when you are at home and secure when you are away!

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May 11, 2019
Leaky Basements with The Crack Crew-May 4, 2019
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In this 3rd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Rob Jackson of The Crack Crew about basement waterproofing and crack repair. Find out how aluminum foil and saran wrap can be used to help diagnose a leaky basement! Follow The Crack Crew on Facebook.

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May 04, 2019
Painting-Saturday, April 27, 2019
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In this 2nd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Rue Moonyos with about painting. Find out what questions to ask to find out if someone is actually a good painter.

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Apr 27, 2019
Inspections-Saturday, April 20, 2019
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In this 1st episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks about the different types of inspections. What is an ASHI certified home inspection and how is it different from a safety/municipal/occupancy inspection?

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Apr 20, 2019