A Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Cracks

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It doesn’t matter what you do. Cracks will eventually form in your home’s foundation. In the end, the important thing is that you handle these cracks in an appropriate manner. 

The question is: what constitutes “appropriate”? That depends. So, to help you understand, we’re going to discuss the ins and outs of foundation cracks, covering everything from their causes to their types, and more. Keep reading to learn more. 

How Do Foundation Cracks Arise? 

Foundation cracks arise from a variety of sources, many of which ...

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What Causes Basement Window Leaks?

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Did you know that over 60% of basements in existing homes have a moisture problem? Of that percentage of households, 30% of those basements will develop mold and fungus growth.

One of the most common causes of water coming into your basement is because of window leaks. Left untreated long enough, basement windows that leak can cause you to develop a problem with fungus growth, mold growth, and even a bug infestation.

While a window leak in your ...

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Basement Leaks in Heavy Rain? Here’s Why

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Whether it’s a bit of water over a period of time or a sudden downpour, water in the basement can cause big problems for your walls, flooring and if mold grows, for your health!

Read on to understand why your basement leaks in heavy rain and what you can do about it. 

Why Your Basement Leaks in Heavy Rain

Imagine that your basement is like a concrete swimming pool. Except, you want to keep water out, not in. As water surrounds the basement ...

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Why You Need to Call a Basement Waterproofing Company When You Have a Flooded Basement

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As of 2018, 15% of American homeowners had flood insurance policies. If you’re one of the 15%, that’s a good start for how to handle flooding. However, there’s certainly more you can do to protect your home so you don’t have to make a claim.

Unfortunately, many American homes aren’t prepared for flooding. If you have a flooded basement, read on to find out what you should do and why you need to call a basement waterproofing company.

1. Turn off Your ...

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The 5 Main Methods of Exterior and Interior Basement Waterproofing

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Picture this: it’s one of those rainy Sunday afternoons that is perfect for curling up under a blanket with hot coffee and a great book. You’re enjoying every moment of it until you happen to walk into your basement.

You find water covering the floor. Suddenly you’re spending your Sunday scooping water out of the basement and trying to salvage your belongings.

All of this can be avoided with the right exterior and interior basement waterproofing. Before you dive in, take a ...

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6 Do’s and Don’ts of Waterproofing a Basement

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In the United States, floods are the number one natural disaster. Many basements become waterlogged as a result, and homeowners spend anywhere between $500 to $10,000 to fix it. If the damage is significant, you may spend up to $50,000 to remedy it!

But if you take the proper steps to waterproof your basement, you won’t have to deal with such a hassle and drain on your wallet. Think of these precautions as an investment in your future.

Here are 6 ...

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What to Expect From a Basement Waterproofing Service

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Homeowners use up to $62, 834 on basement remodeling. Most of these remodeling costs are a result of damaging natural disasters. The risks may also be a result of exposures due to the nature of the topography on which such homes stand.

Your home’s basement is continuously exposed to risks, especially if you are in flood-prone areas. Many of your possessions in the basement may be exposed to risks due to water seepage. You need to consider waterproofing the entire ...

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The Benefits of Having an Encapsulated Crawl Space

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Unless driven by some compelling need, many homeowners avoid the crawlspace beneath their house. It’s understandable since it’s a cramped, lightless space that probably houses spiders and other insects. If you’re very unlucky, you might even find raccoons living in the crawlspace.

Of course, the real threat from your crawlspace is not pest infestations, but moisture. You can usually tell if there is moisture in your crawlspace based on the musty smell or water stains.

Dealing with or preventing the ...

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What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation and Do You Need It?

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If your house is built over a crawl space, you probably prefer not to think about what’s going on down there. Crawl spaces tend to be dank, dirty spaces with lots of creepy crawlies and pests. But what if we told you there’s a way you can not only make your crawl space a clean, dry area, but also improve your home’s air quality in the process?

Crawl space encapsulation can help you eliminate moisture, pests, mold, and mildew from underneath ...

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An Ultimate Guide to Basement Waterproofing

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According to The American Society of Home Inspectors, 60% of homes in the US have wet basements, and 38% are at risk of basement mold contamination.

Water in your basement can cause costly damage to items stored down there, and to the finishes. In some cases, moisture problems can also start to compromise your foundations by eating away at steel rebars, or by rotting wooden foundation beams. Additionally, the mold that inevitably develops in wet basements can be toxic and result ...

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