• May 31, 2017
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    Summer Time is Prime Mold Season

    We’re quickly approaching the Summer months and Summer weather. That means heat and humidity. That also means mold. This is one of the peak times for mold to grow and spread. Summer brings unique weather that differs from the other months. Humidity, which increases the dampness of the air and environment, also promotes mold growth

    • May 23, 2017
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    Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

    Crawl spaces are typically vented to remove moisture through evaporation—groundwater, rainwater, and condensate enter the crawl space and, under the right conditions, eventually dry and waft out the vents. It’s a fairly effective way to deal with a part of the house that is prone to dampness. However, vented crawl spaces are also a liability,

    • May 19, 2017
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    Sump Pump Maintenance Guide

    When a severe storm hits, homeowners may experience excess water in their basements or the lower levels of their home. A sump pump is an important tool that can help protect your property by controlling water and keeping your home dry. Sump pumps are typically found in the lowest part of a house, such as

    • May 16, 2017
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    Homeowner’s Guide To Foundation Cracks

    Finding a crack in your basement wall or floor can be disheartening and cause great anxiety. Immediately you start worrying about damaging water flooding the space and the cost of repairs. You can hire a professional to inspect it, but then you’re concerned about major remediation work he might recommend. How will you know when

    • May 11, 2017
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    What Causes Foundations to Sink?

    Foundation settlement and movement can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations. Find out the warning signs of foundation failure. Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and even render them unsafe. In any case, water is the basic culprit in the

    • May 11, 2017
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    Warning Signs of Foundation Failure

    Bulging floors, cracked walls, and doors that won’t close are all signs of foundation distress. Sixty percent of all homes built on expansive soils suffer from foundation distress. The problem occurs when only part of the foundation heaves or settles, causing cracks and other damage. This differential movement is largely caused by differences in soil

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