Too much water in your basement can be problematic. It can damage foundation walls, ruin the carpet, discolor furniture, and lead to mold growth. But the most destruction occurs when water destroys family heirlooms which include family photos and valuable antiques. If you notice water in your basement, don’t panic! It’s important to find the … Continue reading What Excess Water Can Do To Your Foundation Walls and Basement
Have you ever wondered how you would escape your basement in the event of a fire or an emergency? Many homeowners have been trapped in their basement due to the inability to escape. Unfortunately, the number of incidents continues to rise, grabbing the attention of the nation. Most basements only have one entrance and exit, … Continue reading Egress Windows
Approach 1: Install Proper Gutters and Downspouts and Correct Grading Many basement water issues can be resolved by correcting the grading of the land around your home. In doing this, you will be rerouting the runoff to go away from your foundation. By adding extenders to your home gutters and downspouts, you will further the … Continue reading Five Approaches for Waterproofing Your Basement
What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoking. It is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Radon gas is released by uranium in rocks and soil. The radon gas moves through the soil freely because it is chemically non-reactive and does not combine … Continue reading What Exactly is Radon and How do Iowans Prevent It?
Radon in Iowa Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Radon comes from the breakdown of uranium that is found in most rock and soil. The gas enters the home by seeping up from the ground through wall cracks, floor cracks, any spaces or gaps, and drains. It also … Continue reading Radon Is a Major Problem in Iowa
Water in Iowa and Nebraska Basements At one time or another, just about every homeowner in Nebraska and Iowa has had to deal with water in their basement. It’s been reported that 98% of all homes with basements have had some type of water problem. Although a wet basement is a nuisance, it rarely causes … Continue reading Basement Water: How’d It Get There?
What Causes Foundation, Basement, and Crawl Space Leaks in IA & NE? Your first sign of wetness in your home may be a musty odor coming from downstairs, or perhaps you now have a damp sock from stepping into wet carpeting. Your once-dry home is now being infiltrated by a leak somewhere in your foundation … Continue reading Foundation, Basement, & Crawl Space Leak Repair in Iowa & Nebraska
What is the New National Radon Plan? Have you ever heard of radon? Most people haven’t. Radon is an invisible and odorless gas that causes 21,000 lung deaths yearly. Nearly all soils consist of uranium, which breaks down over time to produce radon gas. It seeps out of soils into the air and buildings and … Continue reading New National Radon Plan Can Help Prevent Tragedy
Radon Levels in Winter Can Cause a Potentially Dangerous Situation With the winter weather fast approaching, the radon levels in your home may be on the rise. In homes located in colder climates, the radon level can greatly increase during the colder months. Because radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless, you won’t even know if … Continue reading Home Danger in Iowa & Nebraska: Radon in Winter
Why It Pays to Have Sump Pump Installation Protecting your basement from water is important. A wet basement can cause not only damage to the basement but throughout the entire home. Left unchecked it can cause several issues throughout the home including: Damaging floors Damaging walls Encourage mold and mildew growth Cause higher energy bills … Continue reading Sump Pump Installation Costs