The Key Things to Do When Remodeling a Basement

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Did you know that the average basement remodeling project gives homeowners up to a 75% return on investment?

So, if you’ve been thinking about spending the time and money to remodel your basement, you can feel confident knowing that it should deliver a good ROI. That is, however, if you do the remodel the right way. 

Remodeling a basement is no easy task, but if you know what you’re getting into beforehand, it’s more likely that your project will be a success. 

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Why Everyone Needs to Consider Hiring Basement Waterproofing Services

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It’s like a scene from a horror movie: you open the basement door, start to walk down the stairs, and that’s when you see it. You let out a scream as you realize… the whole basement has flooded!

A flooded basement can cause all sorts of problems, from foundation damage to the loss of irreplaceable items. So how do you prevent it from happening to you?

The answer is basement waterproofing. By waterproofing your basement, you can stop the horror show before ...

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5 Benefits of a Basement Wall Liner

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Do you have a basement at home? Or are you looking to add one to the new home you’re planning to build? Adding a finished basement is one of the best ways to increase the resale value of a property.

Not only does it add to your living spaces, it simply boosts the overall appeal of your home. Thus, the need to protect your basement from water damage should be your priority.

One of the most important updates you can give your ...

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Basement vs Crawl Space: What’s the Difference?

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You know there’s something down there under your home. It’s underground, dark, and damp… so which is it? A basement or a crawl space?

To figure out what you have in your home, you’ll need to take a closer look. We’ve put together this guide to help you learn how to tell a basement vs crawl space apart, show you why they’re there in the first place, and give you a few ideas about how to use them.  

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Don’t Ignore This Sign of Water Damage in Your Basement

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The typical cost of repairing water damage to your home ranges from $1,188 to $5,057. Of course, the actual cost depends on where you live and the extent of the damage.

If you want to save money as much as possible, you have to look out for early signs of water damage. Leaks left unattended will cause more damage that’s hard and expensive to repair.

Keep on reading to learn what sign of water damage you should watch out for to ...

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Crawl Space Encapsulation vs. Vapor Barrier Installation: Which Do You Need?

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You may not know, but underneath your home, there may be an unoccupied, narrow area called a crawl space. It’s similar to a basement, but smaller, so there’s not much you can do in this space.

This space can be left empty, but leaving it empty can lead to several issues. Your home’s crawl space can influence the air quality inside your home as moisture can buildup in this space. 

To prevent the buildup of moisture, consider protecting it. You need to consider crawl ...

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What Is a Vapor Barrier and Is It Enough to Protect Your Crawlspace?

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If you’re one of the 67.4% of Americans that owns property, it’s likely that you need to contend with a basement or crawl space that naturally traps moisture. While this can be irritating, it’s a pretty easily-managed problem- the installation of a vapor barrier can help to eliminate this issue.

But what is a vapor barrier, anyway? That’s what we’re going to to talk about here today. Read on to learn what a vapor barrier is, its purpose, how it ...

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Crawl Space Repair for Water Damage 101: What Homeowners Need to Know

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Does your home in Maryland have standing water near the foundation?

You might have tried scooping up what you can already, but the problem might have come right back. Now you know it’s time for a crawl space repair.

You should always be on the lookout for standing water around the foundation of your home. That’s because it can cause structural deterioration, promotes mold, and reduces your indoor air quality. You need adequate insulation under your house, in the form of a vapor ...

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9 Questions to Ask Any Contractor That Provides Waterproofing Services

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Is your crawl space or basement moldy, musty, or damp? If so, then you’re going to need to hire a waterproofing contractor who can solve your water problems and make sure that your home is healthy, dry, and functional. It can be overwhelming to find the right contractor who provides waterproofing services, but it doesn’t need to be difficult. 

You just need to make sure that you talk to multiple contractors and ask the right questions. But which questions are really going ...

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Does a Crack in the Foundation of Your Home Mean Big Trouble?

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You may not be able to see most of it, but your foundation is the piece of your home that holds up the rest of the structure. Without it, your house wouldn’t be able to stand, which is why finding a crack in the foundation can be so scary. 

Is your home still safe? Do you have to move out? 

Before you start asking yourself these kinds of questions, take a step back. We’ve put together this guide to help you learn ...

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