Sagging Floors: Answering Your Questions about Our Repair Methods

Floors are going to creak a little bit.  That’s a natural side effect of the house settling, seasonal changes in the air, and even the natural process of aging wood.  But they should remain level- or very close to it- for generations.  So if your floors are sagging or...

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Can A Rusting Lintel Crack Your Foundation?

English is a strange language with some bizarre pronunciations.  Cereal and serial are pronounced the same way.  Read and reed sometimes sound the same, but not if ‘read’ is in the past tense- then it sounds like ‘red.’  You may be wondering where I’m going with this…...

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Does My Crawl Space Need a Vapor Barrier?

At first glance, a vapor barrier may seem trivial.  You don’t spend any significant time in your crawl space, so you don’t care if it’s damp or smelly.  There’s a layer of flooring and insulation between you and the crawl space- isn’t that enough? Unfortunately, the...

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The 3 Best Foundation Repair Companies in Northwestern Ohio*

*including Toledo, Lima, and Dayton  If you’re reading this, you probably have some concerns about your home’s foundation.  Whether you have cracks in the foundation, signs of settling, or a bowing wall, you need to have it repaired.  And you want someone...

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Foundation Crack Repair: Epoxy is the Most Reliable Method

Often, we find problems by chance.  Maybe you were weeding a flower bed and saw a crack in the foundation.   Or you went to the basement to get your tennis racket out of storage, and discovered water trickling down the wall.   Foundation cracks can happen anywhere,...

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The 3 Best Waterproofing Companies in Northwest Indiana*

*Including Crown Point, Merrillville, and Valparaiso  If you’re reading this, we know that you’re interested in waterproofing your basement or crawlspace.  We also know that you’re a smart consumer, because you’re researching the contractors in your area.  You want to...

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Crawl Space Entry: Steel Door or Turtl?

Crawl Spaces are not warm, inviting places for humans to hang out.  They’re often dark, crowded little locations with dirt floors.  A crawl space is even worse if it’s inhabited by insects, pests, or animals.  There is a great way to prevent that; encapsulation can...

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7 Reasons You Should Have Spray Foam Insulation in Your Crawl Space

When you’re a kid, sliding across hardwood floors in your socks is fun.  And let’s be honest, sometimes it’s fun when you’re an adult, too!  But what is NOT fun is being forced to wear socks because your floor and your feet are both cold.  Insulation is supposed to...

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Severely Dry Weather: Your Foundation Can Crack in a Drought

Water damage is a familiar topic; we all know someone who’s impulsively jumped into a pool on a hot day, only to lament the destruction of their cell phone.  And homeowners know that water can damage homes; it can crack the foundation, leak into a basement, feed mold...

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Rusty Business: Iron Ore Bacteria is Bad for Waterproofing

At some point in the last few years, making your own “slime” became a hobby for kids.  There are kits sold in stores, along with many, many DIY recipes online.  I’m too fussy (prissy is more accurate) to think this is anything but nasty.  You’re welcome to disagree...

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