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. Most communities in Iowa have some sort of requirement for … Continue reading Egress Windows Save Lives
What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that 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’s 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, crawl space repair, egress window installation, and foundation repair services in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa since 1976. For longer than 50 years, … Continue reading Our Customers Recommend Our Services
Wet or Flooded 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 that 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?
A dangerous culprit is lurking in basements and crawl spaces in Omaha, NE. Unfortunately, this culprit is water. During the winter and spring months, homes are more susceptible to water damage due to snowmelt and heavy rainfall; and homes with foundation cracks are more prone to water damage. As water seeps through cracks, it causes … Continue reading Could Your Leaky Basement Be Causing Family Health Problems?
Have you noticed a strange, musty odor in your basement or crawl space? 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 in some cases, it can promote mold growth and compromise your health. If you’re … Continue reading Ways to Prevent Crawl Space or Basement Moisture
Is your home prepared to face the cold winter months? When winterizing your home, don’t neglect your foundation, crawl space, 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. … Continue reading Winterizing Your Home’s Foundation, Crawl Space, and Exterior
Fall is a perfect time of the year to start preparing your home for the oncoming cold weather. Most of these preparations can be performed by the homeowner, such as cleaning gutters and draining outdoor faucets. But if you choose to hire a professional, it would be well worth the cost. Regardless of where you … Continue reading Fall Preparations for Your Foundation