As we begin to switch seasons, it’s time to think about the health of our home. Do radon levels change throughout the year? Are they higher at one time as opposed to another? Are Radon Levels Higher in Summer or Winter? Homeowners in the Midwest should have their homes tested for radon gas a couple … Continue reading Radon Levels: Winter vs Summer
Choosing a waterproofing company can be a difficult task for most homeowners. There are a variety of companies to choose from and just as many waterproofing options and solutions. In addition, many people never have to work with a contractor, so they aren’t familiar with the companies around town. However, your home is probably your … Continue reading Choosing the Best Basement Waterproofing Proposal
There is no federal code when it comes to egress windows, but many county and local municipalities have rules governing this topic. Make sure to check with your local government building inspector before starting a project. Jerry’s Waterproofing can install an egress window in both new and old construction, but it is easier to … Continue reading Do You Need An Egress Window in Iowa or Nebraska?
It’s been a weird winter all over the country, but the end is near! Although that means that freezing temperatures, large snowfalls, and everything else that Old Man Winter has thrown at us this year is almost over, we have some other things to keep an eye on. No More Snow All of the snow … Continue reading Spring Thaw and April Showers
We talked a little bit about preparing your home for the winter to protect you and your family from radon exposure, but there are other things that you need to winterize before the temperature drops. Protect Your Pump If the sump pump in your house is doing its job, you probably don’t think about … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Discharge Lines Become A Headache
Radon and Cracks Cracks in the concrete floor of your home or business can allow more than water and pests in, the cracks can also let radon gas enter the building. There are a lot of dangers associated with cracks in your foundation floor, but there is a revolutionary system on the market that can … Continue reading Radon and Water Entering Through Cracks
You’ve finally had a chance to open your windows after a hot summer of A/C, but now you have to think about closing the house up again even tighter for the winter. What does this mean for your exposure to radon gas? Here are a few concerns you need to keep in mind over the … Continue reading Radon Concerns in the Winter
Many homeowners ask about egress cover code requirements. Having a cover over an egress window is both permitted and recommended because it adds extra safety when there is a playground or walkway adjacent to the egress window. There are certain requirements that must be met for egress windows, window wells, and egress window covers before … Continue reading Egress Window Covers: Are There Code Requirements?
Why are Egress Windows Important? If you own a home with a basement in Iowa, you should seriously consider installing an egress window and window well. There are several good reasons for installing an egress window, but the most important reason is that it saves lives. As a matter of fact, most communities in Iowa have … Continue reading Egress Windows Save Lives
What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas which is present in nearly every home in Iowa. You cannot see, smell, or taste it, yet at high enough levels it can create serious health issues for you and your family and pets. It relatively easy to perform either short term or long term tests for … Continue reading Radon Testing is Low-Cost and Life-Saving