Basement Renovation, Water Damage

Why Is My Basement Flooding?

Why Is My Basement Flooding?

Basement Renovation, Water Damage

On this episode of Secrets of Homebuilders Pat Cardoni dives into the specifics of dealing with water issues.  Water in your basement can not seem like a big deal if you are not using the space.  However, when it comes time to selling your home, buyers will be holding back their offers because of scarcity of the potential issue long term.  In Chicago the smaller lots are a big cause for concern and dealing with the water damage needs to be something that is addressed as soon as possible.  Some water issues are simple, while other are a cause for giant headaches.  Know the facts before you put a lot of money into a renovation that may not be preventing water damage long term.

If you are dealing with a water related issue of your own, please call us so we can assess and guide you in the right direction, 847.602.7641 or email


Building Your Dream House

Challenges in the Construction Industry

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Exterior Renovation

When to Start an Exterior Renovation

When to Start an Exterior Renovation Exterior renovation projects are on the horizon. Unpredictable weather in our Chicago and Naperville markets poses a unique challenge for the timing of these projects, highlighting the importance of waiting for the perfect time to start an exterior renovation. Today I want to discuss a few points on why […]

Custom Home Builder

Creating Value Using Construction in 2018

How to Create Value Using Construction in 2018

Custom Home Builder

Pat Cardoni COO SG Home Builders

Creating value using construction will always be the backbone of Chicago’s real estate market.  Pat has been a part of a the rising and falling in real estate for over 15 years.  He understands that there are certain market conditions each year that effect the way that investors and homebuyers are going to do business.  Most importantly he is tired of seeing consumers pay top dollar for housing because they do not understand how they can use construction financing to create value for themselves.  In this episode you will hear Pat discuss the rise in consumers looking to remodel their existing homes due to rising interest rates.  He also dives into the potentially higher prices of homes in 2018 due to a 15 percent drop in inventory in 2018.  How can you as a consumer take advantage of rising rates, rising pricing, and still end up with more wealth on your personal financial sheet?  Listen and learn from Pat Cardoni.


Chicago Bathroom Remodelers

Questions to ask a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

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