Crowder Law Center Settles Fraudulent Transfer Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CA: Los Angeles Attorney Douglas A. Crowder (http://crowderlaw.com) and the Crowder Law Center recently settled a fraudulent transfer lawsuit on which they had worked since 2014.

A fraudulent transfer is where a debtor sells or gives away an asset (such as money, real estate or equipment) with the actual intent to hinder, delay, or defraud a creditor. In this case, the debtor, prior to filing a bankruptcy, gave several pieces of real estate to a family trust, and was then unable to repay her debts, including substantial loans from former friends.

Crowder Law Center was hired by two creditors, then later by the Trustee appointed by the Bankruptcy Court, to file an “Adversary Proceeding” (a lawsuit which is part of the Bankruptcy proceeding) to “avoid” (meaning set aside or nullify) the transfer of real estate to the family trust. The goal was to have the properties taken out of the family trust and put back into the debtor’s name, so that the Bankruptcy Trustee could take the properties and sell them for the benefit of the creditors.

Douglas Crowder stated “The debtor and the family trust both put up a strong defense, hiring two good law firms. But the case ended up settling, which allowed the creditors to get repaid a lot more on their loans than they would have if the real estate transfer had been allowed to stand.”

Mr. Crowder has been practicing debt relief and other areas of law in California since 1989. Those interested in more information on the Crowder Law Center can contact Mr. Crowder’s office at 213-325-3040, by email at dcrowder@crowderlaw.com, or on their website at http://crowderlaw.com.

JulianConstruction.com: Repairing Stucco

By Julian De La Torre

Stucco is a type of plaster that is used in commercial and residential structures to coat wall surfaces and molding. It is made from Portland cement, sand, lime and water.

Because of its strength and durability, it can be applied to exterior as well as interior walls. When used for exterior work, it can withstand many different types of weather conditions, as well as pests. Moisture can also penetrate and pass through stucco, which prevents rot. Stucco is also extremely low-maintenance, and resistant to fire and rust.

Many different types of materials can be coated with stucco, including brick, stone, concrete, metal, wood and adobe. The color of stucco can be changed by adding pigment. Different textures can also be created to make stucco look like wood, brick and stone.

Stucco is usually applied to a surface in one, two or three layers. It’s applied wet, and then left to harden. When three layers are used, the first layer is applied with a trowel and then scratched for the second layer. The third layer is the finish coat.

Stucco, oftentimes, needs to be reinforced with plastic or wire mesh to prevent movement.

Similar to other types of building materials, stucco can become damaged over the years. Common problems associated with damage include chipping and cracking, and tiny holes can also appear.

If the stucco on your wall is starting to deteriorate, get it fixed as soon as possible. Water can penetrate cracks and holes, which can end up causing damage to the rest of the building and result in more costly repairs.

The damage may also be a sign of foundation issues like settlement. A foundation repair expert can find out what is causing your stucco problems, do the necessary steps for fixing foundation cracks, and also alert you to any other structural situations that may need to be corrected.

Julian De La Torre, expert foundation contractors in Los Angeles, house leveling & foundation repair Los Angeles and founder of Julian Construction (http://www.julianconstruction.com), has inspected over 15,000 structures, working with engineering firms & local departments of building & safety. The company has done more home foundation inspection, foundation repair (Los Angeles) than any other company in the area over the last five years (http://julianconstruction.com/services/foundation-repair/). Julian Construction owns its own company and is a “no middlemen” model–no salesmen or subcontractors–you get the principals of the company & its workers under your home.

See their video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI6-SXw6Z1c and visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Julian-Construction-99434631315/?fref=ts

Julian Construction Offers Home Foundation Replacement

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc., (http://www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation construction and repair company in Los Angeles, offers full home foundation replacement services.

Foundation replacement involves removing the entire current groundwork, putting in fresh wood forms and pouring new concrete, reinforced with steel rebar. Most homes in California do not have a basement, which makes the foundation replacement process that much easier for residents.

There are many reasons why a home would need full foundation replacement. Some homes were built without a concrete and steel foundation, while others were made of un-reinforced masonry, that of brick or stone. In some cases, the original concrete was made of poor quality materials or has been badly deteriorated over the years. If you live in a pre-1930s home, the foundation most likely needs replacement.

“Full foundation replacement can be scary for a home owner. It helps to hire a company like ours that has lots of experience with foundation replacement. Plus, today in most cases, you can continue to live in your home while the foundation replacement process is ongoing. And finally, our company offers financing, which can make the whole process easier,” Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction says.

The company has produced a video explaining foundation replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUY77ktTIEk

Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, http://www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/ and http://quakeproofers.com/.

Julian Construction Offers Earthquake Retrofitting

LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc., (http://www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, offers earthquake retrofitting, also known as house bolting.

Earthquake retrofitting is the process of firmly attaching a house to its concrete foundation using foundation plates and anchor bolts. If a home is not firmly connected to its foundation in this way, a severe earthquake can cause the home to move off the foundation.

Julian Construction Inc. specializes in foundation bolting and the bracing of cripple walls (short stud walls between the floor and foundation of some houses) by using structural-grade plywood which, if needed, provides greater resistance to earthquakes.

“California is earthquake country. There are multiple earthquakes happening every single day in California. Many of these earthquakes are minor, but we never know when a major quake is going to happen. And when it does, you’d be relieved if you had taken the steps to ensure your home is properly secured to its foundation,” notes Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction.

The company has produced a video explaining house bolting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiJu5fuLLA8

Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, http://www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog, at http://julianconstruction.com/blog/ and http://quakeproofers.com/.

Brite Smiles Dental Care Urges Public to Get Regular Dental Care

APPLE VALLEY, MN – Brite Smiles Dental Care (http://www.britesmilesdentalcare.com), in Apple Valley is urging the public to get regular dental care and is listing out numerous articles showing the various benefits of regular dental care.

Dr. Dennis Simmons, founder of Brite Smiles Dental Care stated: “If a patient comes in routinely for their preventative dental services, their out of pocket expense is usually less and the overall cost of dental care is less. Their health is better overall, including their heart health. So patients should come in before the end of the year and use up their maximum insurance benefits. These various articles show the benefits of regular preventive dental care.”

  • 6 things a dental cleaning can do for you – Delta Dental
    https://www.deltadentalins.com/oral_health/teeth_cleaning.html
    This article covers 6 Benefits of regular oral hygiene visits including: prevention of cavities and tooth loss; brightening your smile; freshening your breath; boosting your overall health and saving money.
  • 10 Benefits of Clean Teeth and A Healthy Mouth
    http://www.evolvedental.com.au/resources/blog/10-benefits-clean-teeth-and-healthy-mouth
    This article from Evolve Dental goes into more detail about the benefits of regular preventive dentistry visits including: money savings, freshening your breath, staying kissable, preventing gum disease, reducing your chances of heart attack and stroke, minimizing chances of diabetes, having healthy babies, preventing dementia and removing stains!
  • Preventive Dentistry: Care Today, Savings Tomorrow
    http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/preventive-dentistry/
    This article from the consumer guide to dentistry covers all the ways that regular dental care can save money. They cover when you should start seeing a dentist and how you can continue your oral hygiene at home. It also goes over the different things the dentist does to promote oral health such as yearly X-rays, fluoride rinses as well as how orthodontics can help keep your lifetime dental costs down as well.
  • The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
    https://oralb.com/en-us/oral-care-topics/the-importance-of-regular-dental-visits
    This article from Oral-B covers the importance of regular dental visits. It tells readers how often they should see the dentist and covers the different parts of their oral exam, the head and neck exam, their clinical dental exam and their actual cleaning.
  • Dental Visits May Provide Health Benefits Beyond Your Teeth: Study Says
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/13/dental-cleaning-stroke-heart-attack_n_1088943.html
    This article from the Huffington Post covers a study done linking dental cleanings to heart health.

Dr. Dennis Simmons graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1976, receiving the Class Honor in prosthetics – dentures partial and full. Since then he has participated in over 3000 hours of continuing education courses, focusing primarily on cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, dental implants and implant-supported restorations, orthodontics, extractions, crown/bridge, root canals, bite and TMJ disorders, and sleep apnea. For his studies, he has been honored with the status of “Diplomate” from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and the International Osseous (bone) Integration Society. For more information on orthodontics services and options from Brite Smiles Dental Care, visit http://britesmilesdentalcare.com, or call 952-891-8484.

BigTreeSupply.com: Supporting Trees with Cables and Braces

By Nancy Penrose

Sometimes trees grow so large they can no longer support their own weight. This is a common problem with a mature tree or big trees that have multiple trunks or large canopies. Trees with branches attached in a “V” shape can have similar issues. The problem can be exacerbated during winter months, when rain and snow increases the weight of a tree’s foliage. Strong winds will also make the situation worse.

Too much weight can also occur when a tree has long and heavy limbs, particularly if they grow downward or horizontally.

If a tree has been planted in shallow or compacted soil, support difficulties can occur as well.

When a tree can’t support itself properly, it can fall, which can lead to property damage and personal injuries.

Pruning is one way to keep tree weight down. However, at some point, cables and braces may be necessary to give a tree the additional and permanent support it needs.

Cables, which are placed high in the tree, reduce branch movement and breakage. Braces are installed below or above the branch that needs support. Many times, cables and braces are installed together.

Both cables and braces come in a variety of materials and strength. Depending on the tree, some will need a single cable, while others will require multiple cables placed in the shape of a box or triangle. How many braces are used will also depend on the tree and branch that needs support.

After installing a cable or brace, make sure to check it for weather damage throughout the year.

If you’re worried about a tree on your property, ask a big trees specialist about your tree care options. Someone with big tree experience will know whether or not the tree can be saved with additional support, or if it would be more cost-effective to purchase a new tree. If cables and braces can save your tree, a big tree expert can show you what type of support to use and where to place it.

Nancy Penrose is owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), (tree nursery Snohomish, WA), one of the largest Seattle tree nurserys, specializing in large trees for sale and transplant tree service. Learn more about tree care at http://bigtreesupply.com/tree-care-maintenance/ and for more tips on tree care or installation go to snohomishbigtrees.com. See our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_x12IYgYbg and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Trees-Inc/193731105108

Big Trees Inc. Plants Large Cedars for Local Golf Club

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc., (http://bigtreesupply.com/), a tree transplant and tree nursery company in the Seattle area, has been contracted by a prominent local golf club to help manage a large tree issue on the greens.

Big Trees was contacted about this project 2 years ago, to begin considering solutions and availability of larger trees. There was a specific green in the course that was exposed to distractions and outside activities off the course’s property. The plan was to plant several large trees to form a privacy screen. The club came to agree on 6 large 18’-20’ Incense Cedars to use for this screening effort, and Big Trees located the material and prepared the plants for handling.

Once the materials and trees were onsite, the rest of the project went smoothly. The trees were planted to the club’s satisfaction, and the view that was a distraction became a non-issue. Nancy Penrose, owner of Big Trees, stated; “We have many relationships with the golfing communities throughout the Puget Sound region. There’s nothing quite like a set of large trees to help settle down and solve issues on a golf course. And it’s really fun to get to see our handiwork in person occasionally when out on the links!”

Nancy Penrose is the owner of Big Trees Inc. (http://www.bigtreesupply.com), located in Snohomish, WA, in the Seattle area. The company is one of the largest tree nurseries in the Seattle area with over 120,000 trees available in over 300 varieties. They not only can deliver young trees but also mature trees in a wide range of sizes. Some types of trees available include spring flowering, deciduous, evergreen, and privacy trees. The company also does tree transplanting including large trees. Their blog can be seen at http://www.bigtreesupply.com/blog/

BCS Recommends Public Download List of 300 Studies Linking Illness to Mold

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services recommends the public download a list of more than 300 studies linking contaminants in water-damaged and mold-impacted buildings with various illnesses.

The list was compiled by MomsAware.org, an organization whose mission is to provide practical assistance to families and individuals harmed by toxic mold, and to raise public awareness of the negative impact of toxic mold, chemicals, pesticides, and other environmental hazards on their health.

The website offers a list of studies that may be downloaded and shared with others who need to know the connection between water-damaged buildings and adverse health conditions.

Click here:
http://www.momsaware.org/symptoms-of-mold-exposure/505-mold-illness-studies.html

Kathy Liverance, co-owner of Building Cleaning Services, stated: “We urge the public to take advantage of this information compiled by MomsAware.org, linking various health problems with mold and water damage. And we urge anyone who suspects they have mold in their home to get the residence tested by a certified mold inspector as soon as possible, to avoid health problems for their family.”

BCS performs mold remediation and environmental deep cleanings in office buildings, apartments and homes in the greater Los Angeles area. BCS is often chosen for the job because it consistently gets excellent results. Reviews of BCS’s work is available on Yelp at http://www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale

For more information about mold, go to BCS’s informational website (http://www.buildingcleaningservices.net).

BCS provides water damage handling, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning, post construction cleaning, and commercial janitorial services for the Greater Los Angeles area and other areas of Southern California. Established in 1997, they have nearly 20 years of experience as a company with excellent service, high professionalism and work ethic. BCS is certified by the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration and Environmental Testing & Technology. To learn more, visit http://www.BuildingCleaningServices.net, call 818-953-7100 or e-mail bcs@buildingcleaningservices.net.

Building Cleaning Services Alerts the Public of Danger of Mold in Older Office Buildings

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS) (http://buildingcleaningservices.net), a mold remediation company, is alerting the public of the dangers of mold in older office buildings. This comes in light of a recent $1 million mold remediation project that has been proposed to remove mold in a Department of Education building in Dandridge,Tennesee.

The proposal is to restore the Department of Education building, part of which was built in 1845. Mold problems caused the office staff to move out in July of this year and find quarters in a bank building in Dandridge. The mold removal proposal is being considered, as opposed to a $11 million proposal for a brand new building.

Kathy Liverance, co-owner of Building Cleaning Services, stated: “It is vital for owners and managers of older office buildings, to be on the lookout for mold and have an independent mold inspector test for mold whenever common signs are present, such as water staining, musty odors, etc. We see this often in buildings we work on in the Los Angeles area. If mold is suspected, it is best to have testing done by an independent company that doesn’t do the actual mold removal work. That way there is no conflict of interest.”

BCS performs mold remediation and environmental deep cleanings in office buildings, apartments and homes. BCS is often chosen for the job because it consistently gets excellent results. Reviews of BCS’s work is available on Yelp at http://www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale

For more information about mold removal, go to BCS’s informational website (http://buildingcleaningservices.net).

BCS provides water damage dry out, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning, post construction cleaning, and commercial janitorial services for the Greater Los Angeles area and other areas of Southern California. Established in 1997, they have over a decade of experience as a company with excellent service, high professionalism and work ethic. BCS is certified by the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration and Environmental Testing & Technology. To learn more, visit http://www.BuildingCleaningServices.net, or call 818-953-7100 or e-mail bcs@buildingcleaningservices.net.

Study Reveals Possible Role Mold Plays in Asthma Development

LOS ANGELES, CA: Building Cleaning Services (BCS) (http://buildingcleaningservices.net), wants the public to be aware of a study released in September 2011 that shows exposure to mold at certain points in a child’s development has an impact on the development of asthma.

The study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and by scientists at the University of Cincinnati (UC) found that mold exposure during a critical window of child development was associated with a three-fold greater risk for asthma later in childhood.

Information on the NIEHS study can be found here:
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2011/september/science-asthma/index.cfm

This study also references previous other studies where asthma is estimated to cause several thousand deaths each year and to cost more than $15 billion per year in direct medical expenses.

Kathy Liverance, co-owner of Building Cleaning Services, stated: “It is important for parents of young children to be aware of the signs of mold in their homes, and when mold is suspected, to get the residence tested by a certified mold inspector as soon as possible. Asthma is a serious problem, and when we know there is a correlation between mold and asthma, it becomes even more important to remove mold when it shows up.”

BCS performs mold remediation and environmental deep cleanings in office buildings, apartments and homes. BCS is often chosen for the job because it consistently gets excellent results. Reviews of BCS’s work is available on Yelp at http://www.yelp.com/biz/building-cleaning-services-glendale

For more information about mold removal, go to BCS’s informational website (http://buildingcleaningservices.net).

BCS provides water damage dry out, mold removal services, environmental deep cleaning, post construction cleaning, and commercial janitorial services for the Greater Los Angeles area and other areas of Southern California. Established in 1997, they have nearly 20 years of experience as a company with excellent service, high professionalism and work ethic. BCS is certified by the Institute of Inspection and Cleaning and Restoration and Environmental Testing & Technology. To learn more, visit http://www.BuildingCleaningServices.net, or call 818-953-7100 or e-mail bcs@buildingcleaningservices.net.