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
What’s Important to Our Customers At Jerry’s Waterproofing, it is our highest priority that our customers value our services and are 100% satisfied with our work. We’ve been providing professional basement waterproofing, crawlspace repair, egress window installation, and foundation repair services in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa since 1976. For longer than 50 years, we … Continue reading Our Customers Recommend Our Services
Wet or Flood Basement In Omaha or Des Moines? Recently we’ve had record rainfall in many parts of Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Many homeowners have been facing problems with flooded basements and sump pump wells along with power outages. Heavier than normal rainfall can lead to many of the following problems in your home’s … Continue reading Flooded Basement after Recent Rains?
Problems Due to Poor Yard Drainage Jerry’s Waterproofing often gets calls from homeowners during rainy Spring and Summer months. Often yards, driveways, and sidewalks in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa become flooded due to excess water and slow runoff. Poor yard drainage can cause many problems in your home’s lawn and gardens, concrete surfaces, basement … Continue reading Protecting Your Home During Springtime Rains
What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which is present in every home in Nebraska and Iowa. You cannot see, smell, or taste it, yet at high levels it can cause serious health problems to your family members. The EPA estimates that 1 out of every 15 homes has a dangerous level of … Continue reading When is the Best Time to Do Radon Testing?
There is a dangerous culprit lurking in basements and crawlspaces in Omaha, NE. Unfortunately, this culprit is water. During the winter and spring months, homes are more susceptible to water damage due to snow melt and heavy rainfall; and homes with foundation cracks are more prone to water damage. As water seeps through cracks, it … Continue reading Could Your Leaky Basement Be Causing Family Health Problems?
Have you noticed a strange, musty odor in your basement or crawlspace? Often, these odors are due to excess moisture, compromising your home’s structure and your health. Left untreated, moisture can weaken foundations, floor joists, and cause wood rot; and some cases, it can promote mold growth and compromise your health. If you’re experiencing excess … Continue reading Ways to Prevent Crawlspace or Basement Moisture
Is your home prepared to face the cold winter months? When winterizing your home, don’t neglect your foundation, crawlspace and home’s exterior. These areas are the most important when it comes to protecting your home against water damage. Look closely for foundation cracks, shifting windows/doors, voids under the concrete surface, and other settlement issues. Tips … Continue reading Winterizing Your Home’s Foundation, Crawlspace, and Exterior