How to Keep Water Away from Your Foundation

Keep Water Away From Your Foundation More Easily with These Simple Tips One of your top property management priorities as a homeowner is to keep water away from your home’s foundation.  As moisture accumulates around your home’s perimeter, the likelihood of indoor leaks and flooding increase exponentially.  The infiltration of water or moisture into your […]

How to Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

Prevent Basement Flooding with These Essential Tips Mold growth, structural damage, electrical hazards, destruction of valuables… If you’re a homeowner, you know the menace that we’re describing: flooding.  The presence of water where it’s not supposed to be is a top concern for any property owner.  Water flows and seeps downward until it hits an […]

Does Your Crawl Space Need a Vapor Barrier?

Dirt floor crawl spaces don’t win many popularity contests. If you’ve got one, you’ve likely heard all the warnings, and maybe you’ve seen some of the problems first-hand.  First of all, let’s note: having a dirt floor crawl space is not a travesty. It’s not a home-purchase deal-breaker and the challenges you’ll face can all […]

Wet Crawl Space? Here’s What to Do

Nobody enjoys having a wet crawl space in their home. Whether it is caused by a leak, a flood, or another source, it can pose an immense threat to the health of your home.  Why Preventing a Wet Crawl Space is Important Dark, wet crawl spaces often contain rancid standing water. This invites rodents as […]

Do Crawlspace Fans Actually Work?

Many homeowners turn to crawlspace fans in an attempt to address humidity problems. Are they effective, though? Today, we’re going to cover this topic in detail.  The Problem with Crawlspace Fans Crawlspace fans require crawlspace vents to function. The fan is pointed into the crawlspace to circulate outside air. In theory, cycling the air can […]

How to Treat Efflorescence on Basement Walls

Have you ever seen chalky, white, and powdery residue on your concrete basement walls? This is known as efflorescence, and while it is generally harmless on its own, it can often indicate growing concerns that you shouldn’t ignore.  In this post, we’re going to cover what efflorescence is, what its appearance on your basement walls […]

What to Do About a Leak in Concrete Basement Walls

When you find a leak in your concrete basement or crawl space walls, this can prove a stressful situation. Unlike a leak in drywall or your ceiling, a leak in concrete often indicates a crack in a structural component of the house. It’s not as simple as finding the source behind the wall and replacing […]

How to Dry Out Your Crawlspace After a Leak: 4 Methods

When a leak happens, your crawlspace may accumulate excess moisture, which can pose potential damage to the rest of your house. You may be wondering, is there a way to dry it out?  Thankfully, there are some measures you can take to help prevent moisture accumulation before a leak as well as ways to dry […]

5 Ways to Reduce Basement and Bathroom Humidity

Excess basement humidity can cause moisture damage in your home, and controlling the humidity only becomes more challenging if there is also a bathroom in this part of your home. Fortunately, there are methods and tools we can use to control humidity levels in our homes.  On our blog, we have covered humidity control topics […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Mold Removal

Leave it to the Experts: Do’s and Don’ts of Mold Removal No matter where you live or what type of structure you live in, mold accumulation can affect any home. When you notice mold appearing on your walls, floors, ceilings, or household objects, it is time to hire a mold remediation professional to alleviate the […]