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Moldy Basement Infographic

From water leaks to high humidity to improperly sealed windows, there are many causes for mold growth within your home’s basement.  Symptoms typically include a distinct musty smell or, more seriously, health symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and wheezing. ...

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Sump Pump Noises: What They Mean

It’s that time of the year when rain is heavier than usual and more frequent. As the ground absorbs water, that water can make its way into your basement or crawl space. Even slab foundations are susceptible to moisture damage. For homeowners with basements or a...

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Unclog Gutters to Prevent Foundation Damage

It may be a pain to get up on a ladder and clean out the gutters, but if you leave debris in them, the resultant clogs could do more damage to your home than you think. So take the time on a weekend, or hire an expert to clear the gutter system and inspect it for any...

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Driveway Damage: Patch, Resurface or Replace?

Even if you have no soil issues under your driveway, the sheer weight of vehicles on the surface eventually will cause damage. However, most geographical locations have soil and moisture issues to varying degrees. In the Midwest, there is plenty of rain, flooding, and...

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How Can I Tell if My Sump Pump Is Working?

The easiest way to tell if your sump pump is working is to note whether or not it’s removing excess water from your basement. If only some of the water gets removed, the sump pump may be working but it’s not effective. If all the water is being drained when the floor...

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Achieve a Healthier Home With Crawl Space Encapsulation

Many homeowners in the Midwest have crawl spaces instead of full basements. Like basements, crawl spaces can accumulate moisture over time and are susceptible to most of the same problems basements experience when they get too wet. A wet crawl space not only results...

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