Common Basement Waterproofing Problems in Iowa It doesn’t matter whether you own residential or commercial property in Iowa, water can cause damage. Water doesn’t care if you have an empty basement or a basement you use for storage, or even if you have a basement you use for living or working in. If you … Continue reading Basement Waterproofing Problems and Solutions for Iowa
Basement Floor Leaks – What They Mean for Your Omaha Home When the ground beneath your home is poorly compacted, or there is excess water built up around and beneath your foundation, problems can easily occur. If you have a finished basement in the Omaha area, or Nebraska and Iowa, you may find that … Continue reading Prevent Basement Floor Leaks & Cracks in Omaha
Be Prepared for Winter With a Basement and Foundation Check Before the cold, snowy Iowa winter sets in, it is a good idea to get your basement, foundation, and chimney checked out for any issues that there may be. Freezing weather can take a toll on the foundation of a structure. Small cracks in … Continue reading Prepare for Winter with a Basement and Foundation Check
Don’t Ignore Foundation Problems If you have a home or business in Iowa, you must be aware that foundation problems may occur. The soil in Iowa is expansive soil which means that it expands during wet weather and shrinks during dry weather. As the soil keeps continuing to shift and move, so does your … Continue reading Why Not Cut Corners With Foundation Repairs?
Iowa Has Unusually High Radon Levels, Why? Radon is a natural radioactive gas that is caused by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. You can’t see, smell, or taste it. It enters your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation and can also enter through well water. Your home … Continue reading Why Are Radon Levels so High in Iowa?
How Do Ceiling Cracks Form in Your Omaha, Nebraska Home? Ceiling cracks can become a major concern for homeowners. They lead to water leaks and create unattractive blemishes on the ceiling and walls. Ceiling cracks are prevalent in aging homes, but they can also indicate major foundation issues such as settlement. All homes, regardless … Continue reading How Can a Ceiling Crack Mean You Need Foundation Repair?
The Dangers of Radon for Iowa and Nebraska Homes Radon levels are high in some parts of the United States, especially in Iowa and Nebraska. High levels of radon could be dangerous and pose health concerns for homeowners. Since radon is odorless and colorless, it goes undetected for many years until homeowners develop lung … Continue reading Radon Levels in Iowa and Nebraska
Spring Means Excess Water Around your Foundation With the amount of snow that Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri had this winter along with the Spring rains, you should be concerned about your basements getting wet. As the soil becomes saturated, with the thawing of the snow and the rain, drainage issues cause problems for basements. … Continue reading Basement Waterproofing in Iowa, Nebraska, & Missouri
Crawl Space Common Problems in Iowa and Nebraska The crawl space is one of the most disregarded and neglected spaces in a home. But because a crawl space is part of the home, what happens in the crawl space can affect the entire home, so they need to be checked for some common problems. … Continue reading How Do You Know You Need Crawl Space Repair
Why is Radon Testing So Important in Iowa and Nebraska Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that enters homes through cracks, holes or any other opening you may have in your home. Radon is measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has defined 4.0 pCi/L as the level that … Continue reading Radon Testing and Mitigation in Iowa and Nebraska