Keep an eye out for gaps and spaces between your walls and the floor or ceiling. These little problems could actually signal a bigger problem: foundation issues. Contact us today so we can put you in touch with a foundation repair professional near you.
Water Damage Dos and Donts
So your house got damaged by water and you failed to have it insured against water damage. You also cannot afford to hire the services of a water damage expert so you decide to handle all the drying and restoration processes yourself. Do not worry; you can handle it just as long as you follow these dos and don’ts of water damage control.Proper Sump Pump Maintenance is Vital to Keep Your Basement Dry
When do most homeowners find out that their sump pump has failed? When it is too late! It is raining cats and dogs, rain water is contributing to the ground water and the water table is rising quickly. As the ground water level reaches the float activation set point. Regularly the sump pump will kick on and keep the water level below the basement slab, thereby alleviating the hydrostatic pressure below the basement floor.Water Damage Restoration and You
Imagine the following scenario: you’re just getting ready for a hot, relaxing bath when the phone. You dash down the stairs to see who is calling and it’s your teenage daughter saying her car has broken down and she’s stranded on the freeway. In your rush to rescue her, you forget to turn off the bath water.Crawl Space Insulation
Many homes that are built over a crawl space often suffer with moisture related issues due to the crawl space surroundings. Naturally, when moisture mixes with wood it creates a recipe for mold and even termite infestation, often leading to the deterioration of a home. Because indoor airflow naturally rises, using a vapor barrier and dehumidifier in the crawl space can dramatically decrease the amount of moisture and soil gas present in the crawl space.Why Vented Crawl Spaces Are So Yesterday
It was once thought, and actually mandated by the International Residential Code, that homes built on crawl space foundations should be vented to the exterior. The original intention of these vents was to bring in fresh air from the outside and circulate it with the air in the crawl space, along with providing an escape for accumulated moisture in the crawl space. Initially, it seemed that venting solved the problems of crawl space moisture and air circulation.