A Complete Guide to Crawl Space Maintenance

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If there’s one part of older homes that’s often neglected it’s the crawl space area. Why? Because it comes down to the simple adage: ”out of sight, out of mind”. 

In fact, most areas of the home that you don’t see on a regular basis are prone to neglect. This includes your roof, attic, basement, guttering system, and obviously, the crawl space. Most modern homes today don’t feature a crawl space, but if you live in an older home, this is ...

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3 Hidden Dangers of Water Damage in Your Basement

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Many homeowners overlook what’s really going on in their basement, especially if it’s an area primarily used for storage. It’s an area of the home that can become out of mind when it’s out of sight.

The truth is that your basement holds the potential to become damaged in costly ways. The biggest culprit of all is water damage in your basement, which can result from a number of problems.

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A Complete Guide to Window Drainage

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Are you thinking of putting up a window well? Once completed, the window well like any other home renovation project has a lot of fantastic experiences. So, what exactly are window wells?

If you’ve ever been in a basement with a window, you’ve most likely seen one. These are holes made around a window positioned below the floor level.

The law requires every underground basement to have an escape route during an emergency here. In that case, window wells can act ...

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How To Remedy Subfloor Water Damage in Your Home’s Basement

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The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60 percent of US homes have wet basements caused by everything from rain runoff to leaky pipes.

This issue is more than a simple nuisance because it can ruin everything in your finished basement or damage the subfloor of the level above. You don’t need a large leak to get enough moisture to buckle flooring or spawn mold, and even if you’re careful about cleaning up quickly, you can end up with ...

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A Homeowner’s Guide To Routine Sump Pump Maintenance

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Water damage can be costly. Not only can it damage your home, but it can also cause health issues, including asthma, skin irritation, and long-term health problems. 

Keeping water out through basement waterproofing and using a sump pump is a good way to prevent these issues. But the sump pump is only good if it is ready to work when it’s needed. 

To keep it in top condition, it’s important to complete routine sump pump maintenance throughout the year. Let’s take ...

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The Trouble of Poured Concrete Foundations (And How We Fix Them)

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Did you know that concrete is one of the strongest man-made materials you can use in homes? Depending on what the material mixes with, how much water to add, and other factors, poured concrete can stand up to extreme weight and weather conditions. These qualities make poured concrete foundations an excellent option for your home. 

Sometimes even concrete can weather and disappoint. Issues with water seepage, cracking, or chipping can be costly foundational issues that could wreak havoc on your home and ...

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All the Reasons To Include Waterproofing With Your Home’s Pest Control

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Did you know every year, termites cause over $5 billion in property damage? This figure doesn’t even include the damage they cause to crops and infrastructure. When you consider this astonishing number, you can see why pest control services have never been more in demand.

You might think that pest control services are something you only need when you have an infestation, but that conception is wrong and can end up costing you time, money, and property value. The truth is, ...

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6 Common Sump Pump Problems (and How to Troubleshoot Them)

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Sump pumps are like fire extinguishers or first aid kits. You may not need them on a regular basis, but they are of extreme importance during basement flooding emergencies. According to research, about 98% of US basements suffer some type of water damage, which means having a sump pump is essential in escaping sump pump problems.

Having a sump pump means you have the first line of defense against basement flooding, regardless of whether it was caused by a leak ...

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Preparing for Professional Crawl Space Encapsulation: Your Ultimate Checklist

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Crawl spaces are a popular option for new-build construction projects, as they tend to run on the cheaper side. The only problem is that crawl spaces have a tendency to trap moisture, leading to the growth of mold and fungi.

Crawl space encapsulation is the perfect solution for any homeowner with a damp or water-damaged crawl space. With our top-to-bottom liners, you can keep moisture out, protect your home, and increase your storage space.

The question is, what can you ...

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Keeping Dry: How Does the Basement Waterproofing Process Work?

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You can see the streaks of water. You can smell the musty odor. You’ve even noticed mold growing in parts of your basement. 

As such, you’re seriously considering utilizing basement waterproofing services. The question is: how does the basement waterproofing process work? 

That’s a great question and one that we can answer. So, without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the basement waterproofing process. 

What Is Basement Waterproofing?

To understand how basement waterproofing works, you must first understand what basement ...

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