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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
While many believe that water seepage in a basement happens due to large cracks in the walls or floors, sometimes the issue can be the wall itself, which isn’t nearly as easy to identify. As such, it’s essential that you waterproof your basement in order to stave off any water damage now or in […]
Basement foundation problems usually occur in much older homes. Most homeowners are only able to detect the problem once there is a major problem. Those with older homes should always be aware of the various signs to look for when attempting to identify cracks in the basement.
Why do cracks […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When purchasing a home, you generally need to make some compromises. You might not be able to get the exact layout that you want, or you may need to choose a school district that has slightly lower rankings in the area. Right now, neither of these is your concern. Instead, you’re trying to decide […]
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 […]