Foundation Waterproofing - How Can I Keep Water Out of My Foundation
December 13, 2019
If you live in Cleveland, OH, you know how variable the weather can be. Winter, at least, is consistent. Come wintertime, you’re going to see all sorts of precipitation, from snow to sleet to old fashioned rain. On one hand, falling snow is usually beautiful (if also a sign of closed roads, as are sleet and cold-weather rain). On the other, anyone with a leaking basement knows just what a pain all those different types of precipitation can be. Is your basement prone to leaking? If so, you have more than one problem on your hands. A leaking basement means water is
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Crawl Spaces and Pests - How a Clean Crawl Space Keeps Away Rodents
December 12, 2019
Crawl space pests can destroy your home and pose health risks. You may not visit this part of your home often, but ignoring it can become very costly. Be proactive, even if you haven’t noticed any crawl space rodents or other pests invading your home yet. Respect how serious this can be. Know the signs of an infestation. Know how to deter them and get rid of them. Don’t Underestimate Crawl Space Pests If you haven’t checked out your crawl space or improved it in the past few years, it’s time to take a look. Signs of dampness alone could lead to serious defects
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9 Benefits of an Encapsulated Crawl Space
December 12, 2019
A crawl space is an integral part of the home. Given that half of the indoor air in the home comes from this area, it’s essential to keep it dry and clean always. The best way to do that is to encapsulate it. Should I Insulate or Encapsulate? Actually, you need both. Local code (IECC sections 303.1.4 and 402) requires homes in Cleveland, OH, to be insulated. So you don’t have many choices here. Crawl space insulation is applied between the wooden joists and crawl space walls. Joist insulation is also recommended if the crawl space is vented. Encapsulation, on the other hand,
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10 Reasons to Clean Your Crawl Space This Season
December 11, 2019
If you have a crawl space, you know how convenient it can be for storage. What isn’t convenient is the need to clean out your crawl space every time the season changes. You probably know well how leaves, water, dirt, and other outdoor creepy crawlies can make their way into even the best cared-for crawl space. If these things will just keep coming back, why bother with the cleaning? As it turns out, there are several good reasons for you to keep cleaning your crawl space. Let’s break them down as winter comes to Cleveland, OH, so you can find the
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Things You Can Do With Your Clean Crawl Space
December 11, 2019
The weather in Cleveland, OH, is notoriously unpredictable. That makes the care and keeping of a crawl space a little more difficult, as you can’t always predict when rain, sleet or snow are going to make their way into your home. Amidst these seasonal changes, you may even find that critters make their way into your home alongside the unwanted precipitation. While waterproofing your crawl space can help dissuade some of these unwanted guests, there are steps you can take to keep them out of your home on your own. You can, for example, clean your crawl space. While cleaning up
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Crawl Space Moisture - What It Means When a Crawl Space is Damp
December 10, 2019
If you have a damp crawl space, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is whether it's a normal condition in your Cleveland, OH, home or an ominous sign of an underlying problem. You might think it’s natural for this space to get moist and damp because the crawl space is right below your living quarters. After all, the ground normally gets wet and dry with changes in weather. Whatever the cause, your goal should be to keep the crawl space of your Cleveland, OH, home dry all year round. Is it normal for the crawl space to be damp? Yes,
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Why Should I Fix My Sinking Slab?
August 21, 2018
Here are some good reasons: The problem will get worse. Once a slab is cracked and sinking, it simply won’t get better with time. In fact, it only gets worse, and as it gets worse, guess what? The solution costs more. Resale value. Who wants to buy a house with an unlevel driveway, a stoop pulling away from the house, or floors that are cracked and sinking? Nobody. Appearance. Concrete that is out of level can often cause ugly cracks not only on the slab itself, but also in any structure that is resting on top of that slab. That
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Getting Ready to Sell? Increase Your Home Value!
June 15, 2018
Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: How a Dry Basement Adds Value to Your Home Your basement is not just a concrete-lined hole in the ground. It is valuable space. If it’s wet, it can cost you big-time, upstairs and down, and its damp, moldy air can harm your family’s health. If your basement is dry, on the other hand, it can be whatever you want it to be, and your house will fetch a higher price. You Breathe Basement Air - Like It or Not As warm air rises in a home it leaks out into the upper levels. New air must enter to
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How to Create the Perfect Room in the Basement
May 3, 2017
What to Inspect (and Fix) Before You Start Minor leaks may not need the attention of a pro. "Often a few simple fixes will solve a moisture problem," says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva. His tips: Install diverters to send gutter water at least 10 feet from the foundation, and be sure to slope soil away from the foundation. Any significant signs of moisture- damp walls, mold growth, groundwater seepage, etc. must be eliminated before any construction can begin.  Contact a company experienced in basement water control and basement finishing for a well-rounded plan to build out the space. It's best to have
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Why should you waterproof your basement..Here are 5 reasons why.
March 28, 2017
The ground is wet so this means more then likely so is your basement. This past winter was a wet one. Spring has just begun and there is still a lot of rain in the upcoming forecast. Stop losing sleep over that old sump pump failing or dragging that shop vac to the basement to suck up the watercoming in. Enough with the moldy musty smells!!! 1 - Save Money Truth is that your wet basement is much more than simply an eyesore. It is bad news for your finances too. What if I told you that keeping that basement wet is
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How to Keep Your Basement Dry ALL THE TIME
November 9, 2016
  Our most reliable sump pump system, the SafeDri™ Triple Sump Pump System, provides three levels of protection for your basement and your peace of mind. For normal functioning, the SafeDri™ Triple has a powerful, cast-iron sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, more powerful  ½ hp pump set a bit higher in the liner will take over. In case of a power outage, our SafeDri™ battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery! Get a Free Quote!
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