Crawl spaces are notoriously damp, but they shouldn’t be. Moisture can damage the supporting structure and lead to dangerous mold growth that can affect your health. A dehumidifier is one of the best options for keeping humidity and moisture under control, but there are a few drawbacks to installing one in your crawl space. Leaks,
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
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,
You may have noticed that the walls in your basement are bulging and bowing inward. This is a common problem with potentially serious consequences. Bowing basement walls are a sure sign that they are becoming weak. If ignored, bowing walls can lead to cracks, crumbling, collapse and even threaten the structural integrity of your entire
Over time, your basement’s original protections fail as soil erodes, cement cracks, foundations move and barriers fail. Poor maintenance and ignoring early signs of basement water problems could lead to the loss of property and possible health problems. Interior Drain Systems are installed under your basement floor, near the foundation and can be applied to basements where traditional tanking or other methods
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
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