How to Prevent Snow in Your Crawl Space

With a cold winter season in full effect, homeowners in the mid-Atlantic should take steps to ensure that any snowstorms do not cause damage to areas of their crawl spaces. While it is rare for solid snow to seep into a crawl space, water from melted snow can penetrate your foundation and cause extensive damage […]

The Ultimate Guide to Insulating a Crawl Space

What You Need to Know About Crawl Space Insulation  Insulating a crawl space can help improve your home’s energy efficiency and protect pipes from freezing as well as structural damage. When installing insulation, you are investing in the long-term health of your living space and can possibly generate savings because of it.  Is Crawl Space […]

Benefits of a Finished Crawl Space

A finished crawl space protects this critical area of your home from common threats like moisture damage. It can also be used to increase your home’s marketability and prevent pests from intruding your living space.  Today, we are going to discuss some of the key benefits of a finished crawl space. Taking steps to upgrade […]

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 […]