When summer high temperatures reach the mid 90s in the northeast, conversations usually turn to just how uncomfortable it is outside because of the humidity. But did you know that humidity inside your house is more than simply uncomfortable – it’s dangerous, too. It can wreak havoc on your health. While the rest of […]
For many homeowners, a finished basement is on the list of goal projects. A finished basement both increases living space and adds to home value. Plus, it is exciting to have space in the home that can be turned into anything you wish. Think: play room, family room, man cave, home bar, den, wine […]
Does your house need a backup sump pump?
If you live in a flood prone area, or if the area around your home has a high water table, then it is certainly something to consider. This is especially true if you have a finished basement. Do you trust a single sump pump with its electric […]
When you discover that water is seeping into your basement, take a look around both inside ̶ and outside in your yard. If your home is situated on on a hill, or if your yard slopes at all, water may be draining poorly. Another possibility is that your home is located along the path […]
Dry basements can greatly increase home value. For some homeowners, a basement is simply a place for storage and utilities. In other houses, a basement is an extension of the home’s living space – whether it is used as a playroom, an office, an extra bedroom, a home gym, or all of the above.
Whatever a basement is […]
Even in newer homes, basement wall and floor cracks are common occurrences. Unfortunately, they very often remain unnoticed by many homeowners until problems arise because of them. Cracks of every width, length, and depth can cause major structural and safety issues in a house.
Homeowners that find basement wall and floor cracks face several […]
Spring showers bring beautiful flowers – and basement flooding.
When you combine the thawing of the ground and those spring rains, water can easily find its way into your basement. For many property owners, spring’s arrival often shows all of the unfortunate flaws in the foundation of your home or the grading of your land.
Coming home […]
Imagine waking up one morning to find a few inches of water on the floor in your finished basement. Could a pipe have broken? Could it be a sewage back up from the outside drain that leads to the city sewer system? Or is it ground water issue?
Many new homeowners, especially those who have […]
The answer of course is that the crawl space should be waterproofed as water can find its way into these areas and allow bacteria, mold, and other harmful contaminants to start taking over your home. The question is where you should waterproof on the inside or outside of your home.
The problem here is that […]
One of the greatest threats to a healthy home is mold and, it is important to know how to identify the different types of mold so that the appropriate eradication measures can be taken for each particular strain. The most common household molds include Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Stachybotrys otherwise known as black mold.
This can […]