The Different Types of Mold Found in Basements

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Do you see signs of mold growth in your home?

Often, the mold you see is nothing but the tip of the iceberg. Not only does it damage your home, but it also poses deadly health risks. The last thing you would want is to expose yourself and your family to a silent killer.

To keep your home safe and healthy, it’s crucial to know how to spot these hidden threats early. This article covers the types of mold that could ...

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Basement Window Well Maintenance Guide

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Around 14,000 Americans face some kind of water damage incident in their homes every day. Water damage costs billions of dollars each year and has a way of evolving into bigger and bigger problems in no time. 

A window well is a common vulnerability for water damage in homes. When there’s a defect in the window well, the elements can easily sneak in and wreak havoc on your basement with very expensive, necessary repairs. Weatherproofing in a basement should always ...

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Crawl Space vs. Attic: What’s the Difference?

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Crawl spaces and attics, what are they? 

Can they both be used as storage spaces? What’s inside a crawlspace? Is having a crawl space or an attic in your home a bad thing? These are some of the most common questions people have about these two installations. 

If you want to know the difference between the two, or what you can do with your crawl space (or if you should even have one), you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s look at the ...

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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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Do You Need a Basement Waterproofing System?

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Maybe your basement has taken on water? Perhaps it smells musty? Or, maybe it’s got mold growing in it?

In any of these cases, basement waterproofing could have saved you a lot of grief. “Should I waterproof my basement?“, you ask. Generally speaking, it’s the right decision. 

Without further ado, here is why you should install a basement waterproofing system. 

What Can Happen if You Don’t Waterproof Your Basement?

First, you might be wondering what can happen if you don’t waterproof your basement. ...

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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.  

So make sure you ...

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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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