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How Much Does It Cost to Fix a Foundation Leak?

Like most things in your life, your home relies on a solid foundation. The basement and foundation of your home support it and prevents it from serious damage. Maintaining your foundation is one of the most fundamental tasks of every homeowner, and you should routinely check for any damage to your house. So, when […]

Basement Checklist for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and it’s time protect your basement. To say that water is capable of doing major damage to your basement is an understatement. Add to that the force of wind and potentially heavier than usual rainfall, and the problems you could be facing with your basement repairs could be rather costly. […]

How Much Does A Sump Pump Cost?

If you are like most homeowners, there is nothing worse than finding that your basement flooded after a torrential rain. Worse yet is when your basement gets flooded and there is no obvious reason there are inches of water on your basement floor. This type of unexpected disaster can result in the thousands of […]

Does Your House Need A French Drain?

Do You Need A French Drain On Your Property?
A French drain may sound like a complex plumbing tool, but a French drain is a simplified drain that will protect your home and landscaping. You can drain your property with a French drain you build yourself, or you may commission a drain from your local […]

Winter Thaw: 5 Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry

Has winter come to your home with a vengeance? You’re right to be worried. Snow, sleet and ice can collect at the lowest levels of your home and do serious damage to its structural integrity, so it’s important to protect your basement at all costs. Here are just five tips for keeping it nice […]

3 Tips for Low Cost Waterproofing

When you’re a kid, the idea of your basement filling up with water so that it’s the equivalent of an indoor swimming pool is exciting. As an adult, it’s more of a fear. And, even if your basement doesn’t fill with water, leaks and small pools aren’t welcomed either. Overtime, build up of water […]

What to Expect from a Basement Waterproofing Estimate

Wet basements are messy and unsettling. When water seeps or floods into your unfinished basement, it may prevent you from using the space for storage. If this area of your home is finished, then a wet basement can cause serious trouble. Knowing what to expect from a basement waterproofing estimate will help you deal […]

New Jersey Resident Fall Basement Checklist

A basement often acts as a valuable extension to the rest of your home. Whether you use it for extra living space or simply for storage, regular season-specific upkeep is essential for protecting your home. As fall arrives in New Jersey on the way towards winter, consider making a checklist of cold weather preparation […]

Listen to What Your Home is Telling You: Foundation Cracks

What Causes a Foundation Crack?
There are many factors to consider if you notice a crack in the foundation of your home. Some of the most common causes include settlement or slippage, shrinkage of concrete or lumber, and inadequate external drainage. In general, you should keep in mind the effects that climate and precipitation can […]

Does Every House Need a Sump Pump?

To answer this question it is important to first understand the purpose and function of a sump pump. Essentially, it is a pump that you would install in the lowest part of your basement to remove any water that would accumulate. Typically it is installed within a sump pit. When flooding would occur it […]