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Repairing Faulty Foundation Repair

One of the most disheartening experiences for a homeowner is having to hire a contractor to perform any number of repairs around the house. It can be frustrating when you contract a “professional” to fix an issue and either the problem is not resolved or reappears shortly after. This is often the case for a more »

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Five Benefits of Installing Egress Windows

The installation of egress windows has picked up over the past couple years as more and more families are converting their basements to WFH (work from home) office space. A finished basement provides an optimal environment for productive work. As a naturally insulated space—both for climate control and sound—having a quiet and comfortable area to more »

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Mistakes That Can Lead to a Wet Basement and Damaged Foundation

Excess water that is not dealt with properly and finds its way into your home can be a major cause of foundation damage. There are some easily avoidable mistakes homeowners often make that lead to water in the basement! Avoiding these mistakes goes a long way to steering clear of damage down the road. Water more »

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What To Do When You Find Water in Your Basement

One of the least fun discoveries to make in a home is walking down your basement steps to retrieve the toy your child just remembered only to find standing water in the space! There is no need to freak out, but there are some steps to take immediately. There are several issues that can lead more »

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A Little Known but Prevailing Cause of Foundation Damage

When it comes to damage to our home or business’s foundation, most owners tend to think the cause is near the foundation. The truth, however, is that the cause of damage to your foundation may be coming from further away than you realize. While the landscape, soil, and degree of grading or positioning of downspouts more »

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Seasonal Weather Changes Wreak Havoc on Foundations

Big swings in weather patterns between the seasons of winter and summer can also have a big impact on your home’s foundation. There is a chance that while we are swapping out long-johns for swimming trunks, the foundation of our home is suffering from the change in temperature. Unlike our ability to control the climate more »

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The Benefits of Egress Windows and Why You Need One

Have you ever wondered what those wells are on the outside of homes? These are actually the linings around an egress window on the perimeter of a home giving access to the home’s basement. Modern building codes often require the installation of egress windows, but existing homes originally constructed without egress windows benefit greatly from more »

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How Moisture Causes Cracks in Your Concrete Sidewalks, Driveways, and Patios

Water damage affects a lot more than just your home’s foundation. There is another space we tend to overlook when ensuring our properties are well protected. When the concrete poured to create walkways and driveways around your property settles over time, they can become uneven, which creates a threat to people trying to make their more »

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What Real Homeowners Have to Say About Waterproofing Their Basement

When it comes to understanding the benefits of having your basement waterproofed or cracks in your walls and foundation repaired, who better to ask than homeowners who have already made the investment? Everyday homeowners can provide the best insight for those who might be exploring how to make repairs and improvements around their own home. more »

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Basement Waterproofing is More of an Investment Than an Expense

Many experts agree basement waterproofing is not only a valuable home repair that is well worth the cost, but should be seen as a vital investment in a homeowners’ biggest asset. When a home’s basement is adequately waterproofed by professionals, the home’s foundation is strengthened. Not only does this important move protect the home against more »

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