Are Sagging Floors in a Old House Dangerous?

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Only 30 percent of homes in America have basements. Most of the remaining 70 percent have crawl spaces or are built directly on concrete slabs.  While every type of foundation has its pros and cons, homes with crawl spaces are among the most likely to suffer sagging. But what do sagging floors in an old house mean? How serious […]

Who Installs Sump Pumps? Everything You Need to Know

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Flood damage costs approximately $17 billion every year in the United States. Even recurring water issues can cause problems like mold, rust, rot, or electrical fires. If you have regular flooding in your basement or crawl space, a sump pump could be the solution. There are a lot of different sump pump designs to choose from. It […]

Buying and Selling a Home with a Wet Crawl Space or Basement

Wet Crawl Space

A crawl space or basement inspection can help you avoid big problems. If you’re buying a home, a crawl space inspection can help you to pinpoint issues before making an offer. If you’re selling a home, you’ll want to think about scheduling a crawl space inspection to avoid unpleasant surprises. If you find trouble, you may […]

How to Spot Crawl Space Problems for New Homeowners

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Imagine this: you’re in the new home you just bought, and you’re walking around, checking out every area. Everything seems fine. Flash forward a few years, and you have some serious problems going on with your home’s foundation. An expert comes by to check out what’s going on, and it turns out that there was […]

Do I Need a Vapor Barrier in My Crawl Space?

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The crawl space under your home is more important than you might think. You may wonder, “Do I need a vapor barrier in my crawl space?” Well, you’re in the right place to learn the answer. Somewhere between 15% to 20% of all homes in the United States have a crawl space. A crawl space costs less […]

7 Crawl Space Effects on Your Home’s Air Quality

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Do you have a crawl space at home? Did you ever wonder what is in the crawl space under your house and why it’s there in the first place? There are many reasons why some homeowners decide to build crawl spaces. For starters, a crawl space gives you access to your plumbing and electrical wiring. […]

8 Signs You Should Hire a Basement Waterproofing Service

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Few things are as scary to homeowners as water intrusion in their homes. Excessive moisture compromises a home’s structural integrity and also poses serious health risks to its inhabitants. Water damage repair can also do a number on your bank account. But can you waterproof a basement? Remediating water intrusion at an early stage helps […]

How Much Mold is Too Much Mold in a House?

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It’s vital to keep your home free from mold and moisture to maintain a healthy indoor environment. Most people spend a substantial amount of time at home. Accordingly, the air quality of your home can affect your health greatly. However, it’s not always easy to make the connection between signs of mold and the remedy […]

8 Common French Drain Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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If you want to install a French drain, there are a few things that you need to know. A French drain sounds like a fancy device. However, it’s really just a gravel ditch with an embedded pipe for diverting water away from your home. Gutters collect rainwater as it runs off your roof. However, a […]

Do You Really Need a Sump Pump?

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Basement flooding is more common than you might think. Even the White House has had problems with flooding in the basement. You may wonder if you need a sump pump. Hopefully, you’ll never need one. That’s a best-case scenario. However, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you could benefit from owning a […]