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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Is Your Crawl Space Ready for Winter?

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Winter brings a time of celebrating the holidays, taking sleigh rides through the snow, and cuddling up in front of the fireplace. While snow is a rejoiced winter staple, it can spell major issues for homeowners with unvented crawl spaces.

Your crawl space is an important part of your home and when exposed to wet wintry conditions, can result in chiller indoor temperatures and sky-high electricity bills.

Don’t let a poor crawl space put a damper on your holiday spirit. Keep reading ...

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Creating a Budget: How Much Does It Cost to Waterproof a Basement?

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According to statistics, 60% of homes in the US have basements with moisture problems. 

If you have a leaky, damp basement, then you are probably wondering what is the cost to waterproof a basement.

Excessive moisture levels in your basement can lead to structural damage, decreased home value, and mold and bacteria growth. Mold and bacteria growing in your basement are health hazards and can exacerbate health problems such as asthma.

To avoid these consequences it is crucial that you get your basement ...

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A Closer Look at French Drains & How They Compare With Other Methods

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Although they are simple in design, French drains can avert some common and costly homeowner issues. 

For example, French drains can effectively protect your basement from flooding. This is a prevalent and costly issue for homeowners, as according to statistics, 98% of basements undergo foundation repairs. According to estimates from Home Guide, it can cost anywhere between $2,318 and $6,750 to have your foundation repaired. 

Ouch!

As you can see, knowing a little about French drains can pay off, so keep reading to ...

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9 Signs You Need to Waterproof Your Basement Right Away

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Did you know that 98% of homes in America will face water damage at least once in their lifetime?

Not only are water damage issues expensive to treat, but they can also affect the structural integrity of your home and even harm you and your loved ones’ health.

Have you ever wondered if you should waterproof your basement? Keep reading to learn about 9 signs that you need immediate professional help.

1. A Musty Smell

When most people think about water damage, they ...

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6 Urgent Home Repairs That Can’t Wait & What You Should Do When They Happen to You

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The average American has 9 DIY home repair jobs they want to get done but are putting off.

While this statistic might make you feel better, there are serious risks to avoiding important home repairs. When it comes to home maintenance, ignoring what needs to be done can lead to more time and money spent in the long run.

If you’re new to homeownership, you might not how to perform basic home repairs yourself – and that’s okay. Some repairs require ...

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How to Choose Home Service Professionals That You Can Trust

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It’s midnight and pounding rain outside. Your smell a musty stench and head to the basement, your stomach sinking with every step.

You see water leaking out of the walls, making a pool on the floor below. 

If you have a list of trusted service professionals on standby, you’ll know where to turn and who to call. If you’re empty-handed, an emergency situation just got a lot more worrisome. 

Finding reputable, responsible local workers is an invaluable step for any homeowner. Today, we’re sharing ...

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We’re Taking On Water! 7 Common Causes of a Leaking Basement

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Ever seen A River Runs Through It?

An award-winning director. Moving storyline. Stunning river views.

Rushing water in the movies makes for great drama. Water rushing through your basement is more a cause for panic.

While you likely won’t find a river running through the basement, you may discover water coming up through the basement floor. Where did it come from and what do you do about it?

Read on and learn more about the possible causes of a leaking basement.

1. The Inside Job

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Corporate vs. Family-Owned Company? Top Benefits of Hiring Family-Owned

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60% of the US workforce is employed by a family-owned business. Family-owned businesses are also responsible for creating 78% of all new jobs.

When you shop for home services, you have a choice in working with a family-owned company vs a corporate one. But many people are unaware of the benefits that come with working with a family-owned business.

We’re a local family-owned business that wants to help you understand what makes us unique. Keep reading ...

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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Foundation Crack Repair

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The average home weighs 50 tons. The average weight of its foundation in 7½ tons.

While the foundation of a home is meant to last as long as the house still stands, sometimes a homeowner finds cracks. The reasons why a foundation cracks range from roots and shrubs to insufficient compacting.

Either way, it’s time for some foundation crack repair. Most homeowners have no idea about their home’s foundation.

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