Is Your Basement or Crawlspace a Health Hazard?

Nearly 27 million people in the United States have a crawl space under their home, and many are unaware of the potential health hazards they pose. So far, this spring and summer have had record amounts of rain and flooding. People have had to evacuate their homes because of it; farmers have left their fields […]

How to Keep Your Crawl Space Moisture Free

If your home has a basement, chances are you’ll experience some kind of water damage at some point. Only 2% of houses with a basement will avoid the issue altogether, so it’s not a safe bet to make. The problem can be minimal at first, but over time can grow into more and more serious […]

What You’re Risking When Neglecting a Moldy Basement: Sump Pumps Are the Answer

Mold should always be an unwanted and undesirable guest in your home. But despite your best efforts, sometimes it’s difficult to avoid. Though more experienced homeowners may understand that wall-vented crawl spaces cannot maintain relative humidity below 70% threshold, and are thus subject to condensation, they already know how to eradicate the problem. Experienced homeowners […]

Why should your basement or crawl space be dry at all times?

Before buying a home, it’s important to consider the building’s foundation and whether there’s a basement or a crawl space beneath your living area. So, what’s the difference between the two? As the name suggests, a crawl space is an area that’s anywhere from one to three feet in height which makes it just enough […]

Will Waterproofing My Basement Increase My Home’s Value?

As natural disasters and subsequent flooding become more prevalent throughout the U.S., many American homeowners are looking for ways to protect their property. While you can’t necessarily stop torrential rains and hurricanes, you can create a barrier that will keep your family and your belongings safe. Having a waterproof basement is a desirable feature for many, but […]

Six Tips for a Dry Crawl Space

Keeping your basement dry is essential if you want to maintain a clean and healthy home. But how to keep your crawl space dry? Here are three tips on how to keep your crawl space moisture free, and three tips on what to do if your crawl space is already wet. If Your Crawl Space […]

Four Tips for a Dry, Healthy Basement

Keeping your basement dry is an essential part of maintaining your home. No matter what other projects you may be doing, or even if you’re not doing any projects at all, you need to keep your basement dry. This is a top-priority because a dry basement is not just a question of comfort, is it […]

How Leaks in Your Basement Affect Your Health

Water Damage and Your Health Over 98% of homes with basements will experience some type of water damage in their lifetime. Whether that water damage comes from a flash flood, leaky pipe, or leaving a window open in the rain, water damage can pose some serious health concerns. These health concerns come in the form […]

3 Reasons Why Crawl Space Inspections Are Important

Many homes come equipped with crawl spaces. Though they can be beneficial when access to electrical wiring, ductwork, plumbing, or drain pipes is needed, they’re relatively easy to forget about. However, this out of sight, out of mind mentality can get you into a lot of trouble, especially if you’re neglecting to get your crawl […]

Putting Off Fixing Your Crawlspace? Here’s Why You Should Do It ASAP

Nearly all homes experience water damage at one point or another. Within minutes, insurance claim costs can skyrocket and sensitive furniture can be damaged. After hours, fabric dyes spread and stain, wood furniture near the source is irreparably harmed, and unpleasant smells arise. If not addressed for more than a day, water damage can produce […]