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How Waterproofing Can Increase the Value of Your Home

When thinking about adding value to your existing home, many people consider remodeling or renovating a room to increase its overall value. While these superficial changes are an attractive method, there are other ways to increase the value of your home that may have an even higher return on your money. The Best Investment to more »

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The Difference Between Foundation Repair and Foundation Leveling

The symptoms of a problem with your foundation are often located at a distance from the foundation itself. You may begin to see a crack forming in the top corner of a wall or become frustrated by a bathroom door sticking every time you open it. In fact, you may have doors that no longer more »

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The Drawbacks of Interior Waterproofing

With the ground thawing out as warmer temperatures make their way deeper into the soil around your home, you may begin to notice more moisture on the walls of your basement or crawlspace. To deal with this normal home maintenance issue, you may be tempted by advertisements claiming that a quick fix will remedy those more »

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Reasons Why Cracks in Brickwork Can Indicate Water Damage

There are several signs that your home is experiencing water damage due to moisture seeping in through your foundation. The presence of mold and mildew are obvious signs that moisture has made its way in. A less obvious indication, however, is the presence of a crack in your masonry work. Understanding the Structure of Your more »

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How Critters Can Cause Damage to Your Foundation

From digging to chewing to burrowing, animals have the ability to find their way into places you would never expect. These unexpected places may include the areas around your foundation and basement walls. Unwanted pests can be the biggest culprit of damage to your home’s footing. Fortunately, there are some ways you can deter these more »

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Checklist for Guarding Your Basement Against Spring Weather

Spring weather is notorious for big swings in many areas of our country. In fact, the Weather Channel has named spring as the most dynamic weather season of them all. Snow, thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, high winds are all common weather events in spring. With the variety of conditions, there are some important factors to consider more »

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Benefits of Adding Egress Windows to Your Basement

It’s true that the addition of egress windows increases the value and curb appeal of your home, but there are even more important reasons to consider installing egress windows in your basement. First of all, what is an egress window? The word egress is defined as the action of going out of or leaving a more »

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Different Types of Basement Cracks Mean Different Types of Damage

When was the last time you checked your basement walls for new cracks? Once you’ve taken the time to examine your walls to discover cracks, take a good look at them. There’s more to each little fracture than meets the eye. There’s no Need to Panic Cracks in your basement wall means you are in more »

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Common Ways That Rain Can Damage Your Home

All living things on Earth need rain, but the fact that water pours from the sky on a frequent (or infrequent, depending upon where you live) basis causes unwanted problems. It not only ruins holidays, picnics and outdoor events, it also has the potential to damage your home. Here are a few of the areas more »

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Why You Need to Hire a Professional to Waterproof Your Basement

When it comes to your home, there are plenty of jobs that you can do yourself. For example, you shouldn’t really need the services of a professional to put some shelves up, and you might even have the skills to insulate your attic space. One job that should always be left to the professionals is more »

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