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
Discovering a crack in the foundation of your home can be unsettling, as this could represent extensive damage to your home’s foundation, which could mean costly repairs. However, if you have discovered a crack in your foundation you may be wondering if all foundation cracks are the same, or if certain cracks should be more cause for concern than others. The fact is
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
There are many items vying for your hard-earned dollars each day. “Must-have necessities” such as a big-screen, smart televisions, appliances that tell you when they need service and other high-tech gadgets capture your attention and provide short-term gratification for a job well done. Unfortunately, the appliance you really should pay attention to is often overlooked
Crawlspaces 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 crawlspaces are also a liability, as they
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
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