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How Dry Basements Increase Home Value

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 […]

Basement Solutions: Wall & Floor Cracks

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.

The Problems

Homeowners that find basement wall and floor cracks face several […]

Spring Basement Flooding: Cleanup & Prevention

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 […]

By |March 30th, 2016|How To|0 Comments

Know the Difference: Plumbers v. Basement Waterproofers

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 […]

Should I Waterproof the Crawl Spaces in My Home?

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 […]

How to Identify Mold in Your Home

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 […]

Does My House Need a Sump Pump?

Before you decide if you need a sump pump, you must first know the importance of this device in your home. A sump pump aids in preventing flooding and eliminates moisture in your home. Everyone home no matter where it may be in the world will have some type of moisture in his or […]

Five Cold-Weather Tips for Your Basement

With November upon us, temperatures will start to drop soon. Snow is already falling in some parts of the country and weather in the northeast can get cold – very cold – very quickly. Now is the time to start getting your home ready for the upcoming hats-and-scarves season.

How to have a Dry Basement in New Jersey

If you live in New Jersey or even a few of the other states close by you realize that the lower levels of your home that are partially or completely underground hare susceptible to flooding. The flooding can be due to hurricanes, rain storms, or even melting snow. This places your basement, cellars or […]

Are you Tired of a Damp Basement in New Jersey?

Too many times, no matter where you live, the basement is just one of those places you try to avoid as it is dark, damp, and in some cases flooded with water seeping through the foundation.

The good news is that with the advancements in technology and education, there is a great way to start […]