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Mold Prevention Tips for the Midwest

Unlike other regions of the country where there is dry air, midwesterners deal with a lot of rain, flooding, and atmospheric moisture. If your home’s foundation, basement, or crawl space is not adequately waterproof, that can lead to structural damage and in the case...

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What to Do About Unwanted Animals Within Your Foundation

Anything that burrows under or along your foundation has the power to create problems with that foundation. From tunnels to chipping away at loose concrete, sharp teeth and claws create holes, widen cracks, and shift the soil around your home, which are reasons enough...

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Foundation and Rain

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring problems for a home’s foundation and basement — especially if those showers are a heavy rain or you live near a lake or river. Soil will absorb as much water as it can hold, which means if water is standing on...

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Learning More About Your Foundation

The word “foundation” means the base of something — which is exactly what your home’s foundation is for the rest of the house. When considering a foundation type, the construction crew must take into account the soil type and the weather conditions that are prevalent...

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Winter Storms and Runoff: Foundation Damage They May Cause

Spring may be coming, but that doesn’t mean the snow that collected on your roof during the winter hasn’t done damage to your home. The weight of snow and snowmelt can do more than press down on your roof and seep into any roof cracks or openings. Melting snow also...

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Tips to Protect Your Home Foundation This Spring

In many parts of the country, including the Midwest, spring brings rainy weather, melting snow, and ice. While water is great for preventing summer drought, it can do more than just create a soggy lawn. Water saturation in the soil around your home can result in...

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