Describing a wet basement as unpleasant, is an understatement. A wet, leaky and musty or even a flooded basement is basically one of the worst nightmares to deal with for a homeowner. Not only is it annoying to step into a leaky basement, but it can be hazardous to your health. The good news is
Whether you know it or not, crawl spaces are found under many different types of homes. Crawl spaces are especially common in rambler and split-level style homes, in historical properties, and under additions for sunrooms, kitchen expansions, and other home expansions. It is important to address issues in the crawl space as it can adversely affect the quality of
Window wells provide access to your basement windows and give the outside of your house a finished appearance. If you don’t put window well covers over the openings, debris collects in them. Open wells might provide easy access into your home for burglars. Children and pets can fall into the uncovered openings. Before you purchase
Your home is your number one most valuable investment – so it makes sense that maintaining your home’s structural integrity is a high priority. When the structural integrity of a house has been compromised, a variety of unpleasant problems can occur. But how can you tell the difference between normal wear and a problem that
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
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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