What is a Basement Encapsulation?

Ignoring the condition of your basement can have consequences on your home’s foundation and indoor air quality. Moisture can get into your home through the walls of your foundation, which can cause structural problems like basement walls bowing. Excess moisture can...

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How Do I Find a Reputable Foundation Repair Company?

Your home’s foundation is one of the most important features and the one that can cause the most problems if the damage isn’t repaired. Future foundation problems like cracks, sagging floors, and homes that are off-level make repairing basement walls a really good...

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Should I Buy a House with a Moldy Basement?

Mold in a home can be a nuisance, but in large quantities can be a health code violation and a threat to the health of the people in the home. A particularly moldy home that isn’t cleaned can lead to citations for code violations. There are some sellers in the real...

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Dangers of a Hot Summer on Your Foundation

Extreme summer heat can be a danger to your health, but it can also be a danger to the health of your home. While concrete slab foundation problems can happen in cold and wet weather, summer heat can cause a different set of problems. In the heat, water evaporates and...

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Foundation Damage Caused by Tree Roots

Cracked walls and windows are often the first symptoms of foundation problems that a homeowner notices. While foundation damage can happen for a variety of reasons, trees can get blamed for some foundation problems. Large trees that are very close to your home can...

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How Long Should My Sump Pump Last?

Your sump pump works hard to protect your home from basement flooding. A sump part is an indispensable part of any basement waterproofing solution: just because your basement has never flooded or always been dry doesn’t mean that it’ll stay that way in the future. It...

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Remodel Your Home or Foundation Repair: Which Should Come First?

When you first start to remodel your home, there are a lot of things to consider. Homeowners need to think about timelines, budgets, materials, décor, weather, and the ultimate goal of the project. Before beginning any remodeling project, homeowners should do their...

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Is Ventilation Required in a Crawl Space?

No one wants mold in their home. Mold can cause health problems and damage to the structure of the home and the items in it. Mold prevention, and removal when mold and mildew infiltrate a home, is important to protecting your investment in your home, and moisture...

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Mold Removal: DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

When you see mold growing in your basement or crawl space, it might look like a small problem that you can deal with easily in an afternoon with some bleach. What looks like a small problem on the surface is usually a much bigger one that requires a little more...

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The Biggest Consequences of Postponing Foundation Repair

Perhaps you noticed a small crack in the basement wall behind the washing machine and thought, “No big deal.” However, every crack in a foundation and/or basement wall has the potential to become a big deal. Even if a few hairline cracks are because of a home’s...

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