Waterproof Your Basement: 8 Potential Health Issues Caused by Mold

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When water leaks into your home from the outside or leaking pipes, it’s always worrisome. Every time it rains, you may be rushing down to your basement to assess the damage. When water is left too long inside of a wall or near the source of a leak, dangerous mold can begin to grow.

Mold can cause serious health issues if left untreated. Is all mold toxic? Is mildew dangerous? We’ve rounded up the answers to all of your mold questions. ...

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How to Spot a Foundation Leak and What You Need to Do About It Now

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Nearly 98% of basements experience water damage at some point. 

This proves we must be cautious about foundation leaks and know how to spot them before they cause further damage.

If you’re unsure about foundation leak signs, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know.

Signs of Foundation Leaks

Before we jump into how to fix foundation leaks, it’s important to know the signs so you can take immediate action. The following are symptoms of a foundation leak.

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What to Do When Your Basement Floods: How to Dry It Out

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Few things are worse than finding out your basement is flooded. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. 

In fact, studies show that 98% of basements will experience water damage eventually. 

So what can you do to protect your basement?

Read on to learn what to do when your basement floods to prevent unnecessary damage and expenses. 

Be Sure It’s Safe to Enter

Before you do anything about your flooded basement, you need to make sure that the area is safe to enter.

If the water is more than ...

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5 Telltale Signs of Home Foundation Cracks

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Are you curious to see whether or not your home has ongoing foundation issues? Do you suspect that the foundation of your house is worsening by the day? If so, then you’ll want to look at it more in-depth.

Fortunately, there are several telltale signs that you can use as an indication of home foundation issues, such as home foundation cracks. These cracks show that your home’s structure is on the move at the very least.

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A Guide to Vertical vs Horizontal Foundation Cracks

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60% of US homes are built on clay soils, leading up to 2-3 inches of seasonal movement. This can lead to severe damage over time.

There are several different types of damage your foundation can suffer. It’s important to know the differences between vertical and horizontal foundation cracks so you can get both fixed.

Read our foundation crack guide to learn what causes them, how to identify the different types, and how to repair them.

Causes of Foundation Cracks

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What To Expect When Looking For A Basement Waterproofing Expert

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If you’ve ever had water in your basement, then you know how frustrating it can be. Water can lead to mold and other hazardous conditions.

In addition, water damage can ruin your personal belongings and wind up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs. 

This is why it’s essential to waterproof your basement. Finding a waterproofing expert you can trust is equally important. 

A basement waterproofing expert should be knowledgeable and explain the entire waterproofing process to you. They should come with estimates, ...

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7 Ways You Can Deal With Basement Water Seepage

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Heading down to your basement only to discover that items are damp or that there’s water on the ground is devastating. Water damage is one of the scariest types of issues to deal with. Not only will you need to deal with the immediate effects of the water, but you’ll soon need to deal with the aftereffects as well. 

This is why it’s essential to correct water in basement spaces as soon as possible. Once you are able to correct the ...

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Honesty Is The Best Business Policy: Here’s Why

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Anybody can start a business.

But not everybody can run a successful one.

If they could, then the world would be overrun with them! In reality, roughly half of all small businesses fail within 5 years of starting up.

Clearly, running an operation that drives revenue and grows in perpetuity is no mean feat.

So what separates the winners from the losers? A lot of factors contribute, for sure. The leadership, the concept, the cash flow, competition, and economy all come into play.

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Here Are The Real Facts About Family-Owned Business

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At least 70 percent of the world’s GDP is attributed to a family-owned business. Some estimates place this as high as 90 percent.

In America, there has been an ongoing trend to support family businesses. The pattern is based on a great idea, but the facts are a little skewed.

The new trend focuses on small local businesses. Small businesses are those family-owned operations most in need of support. But, it’s essential to understand the real facts creating the whole picture.

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How Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Work?

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In comparison to the rest of your home, your crawl space might seem small. 

Even so, this little space can have a big impact on the rest of your house. If you don’t take care of your crawl space, it can turn your home into an unpleasant place to live. 

That’s why you need to encapsulate your crawl space.

Not sure what that means or why it’s important? We’ve put together this guide to help you learn how encapsulating a crawl space works ...

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