Water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage. Not only can it ruin your prized possessions, but also the house in which they are stored. If you’re able to act quickly, you can minimize the damage and possibly save some of your possessions. Some of your success depends on how long the water’s
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
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
Mudjacking is the traditional technique of raising concrete, whereas using polyurethane is comparatively new and slightly more costly. While both methods are similar, polyurethane concrete raising, has some distinct advantages and benefits compared to mudjacking. However, first, it is important to note why mudjacking has been preferred, and whether its popularity really measures up to
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,
No matter how beautiful your home may be, it will only ever be as strong as its foundation and footings below. There are a number of issues which may occur with foundations, from water seeping in through cracks to walls bowing or crumbling. One of the more severe issues that could have detrimental effects on your
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