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

The ...

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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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Sleep On It

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Choosing to waterproof your basement is a big decision.

Often times you will spend thousands of dollars, have your basement unusable for days, and a crew of strangers walking in and out of your home.  It is normal to feel overwhelmed with these factors.

 

Before you make your decision, reflect on these 6 steps before you waterproof you basement.

  1. Research the Industry
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Beware Outdated Basement Waterproofing Products

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Imagine this homeowner’s regret.  They paid a basement waterproofing company 1000s of dollars for a supposed basement waterproofing system only to find that the system was installed using inferior and outdated materials… not to mention the faulty installation method.  This photo shows how a 3″ perforated pipe with the lower third clogged with mud and debris.  Salesmen will attempt to fool you and tell you that the pipes will rinse with more rain water or that this type of sediment is normal.  Let ...

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We Fix Our Competitor’s Mistakes

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We had an emergency call from a customer the other evening.  Thank goodness we were able to see them on short notice. From the photo, you can see they had a serious situation.  A so-called basement waterproofing company from Baltimore told the customer everything they wanted to hear and gave them a price they couldn’t refuse.  When the contractor realized they were in over their head they abandoned the homeowner.  They left the yard and the basement a disaster.  The kicker is ...

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