A close up of a garden

How To Protect Your Home From Flash Floods

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Trouble in Paradise

How To Protect Your Home From Flash Floods [amazon_textlink asin=’0966625366′ text=’Living in Hawaii’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’58f0e11f-a21a-11e7-b610-01217e10fdab’] may be paradise — but even paradise has its problems. Take flash floods, for example: [amazon_textlink asin=’940075163X’ text=’flash floods’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’c7aee7b1-a219-11e7-aabb-ebd4c028c950′] can be extremely dangerous and devastating to both people and property, and anything that stands in the way […]

Chasing House Pests

How to Keep These 5 House Pests Out of Your Home

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Trouble in Paradise

Hawaii’s rich biodiversity and unique [amazon_textlink asin=’1939487307′ text=’wildlife’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’dfd822f6-a21b-11e7-b0ad-7de43c918238′] are among its most attractive qualities. The tropical climate on the [amazon_textlink asin=’0912180676′ text=’islands’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’18dae750-a21d-11e7-9188-574ce7ba5141′] is heaven for over 3,000 native species of plants and animals. As a homeowner, however, you probably want to keep nature where it belongs: outside. […]

Beachside foundation erosion

Foundation Erosion and How to Deal with It

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Trouble in Paradise

Foundation erosion is a common problem in Hawaii. For a number of reasons, not the least of which are rising sea levels and frequent flash floods. Whether your [amazon_textlink asin=’B006C96KHU’ text=’property’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’770811c8-a220-11e7-afb5-8be01c875a58′] is beachfront or inland, and no matter which [amazon_textlink asin=’156647499X’ text=’island’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ownbuilddesig-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’87127929-a21f-11e7-8dad-73525ea07758′] you live on, foundation erosion […]