How Does Foundation Repair Work? What You Need to Know

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Wisecracks? Cracking jokes? 

These are the types of cracks we love. 

However, cracks in your walls — or anywhere in your house for that matter — can become an area of concern. But how do you know when they are a problem that requires more than a quick fix to remedy?

While some cracks may be serious and need foundation repair, some may be nothing more than paint deep. As a homeowner, you always want to have a bit of knowledge behind you ...

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Do You Really Need to Waterproof Your Basement?

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Your basement area is not just an out of sight storage space but also the foundational structure of your entire home. With about 98% of basements in America expected to experience water damage during their lifetime, your basement may be vulnerable to water damage.

While the problem may start with insignificant droplets and seeping through cracks, it is important to act on the situation before you pay an estimated $6,965 for home water damage insurance claims.

To protect your home from water ...

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What Are the Best Basement Waterproofing Systems?

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Even the tiniest amount of standing water can cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. A flood damage cost estimator from the Federal Emergency Management Agency pegs just an inch of water as a $10,000 problem.

If that sounds like a nightmare to you… well, who can blame you? Even the first inch of your basement can be home to the artifacts of countless fond memories. Family heirlooms, old photographs, valuable cards, and countless other things live down there.

How can you ...

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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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