When thinking about doing repairs for your home, the majority of people think that summer is the best time of year to do this. This is not always the case! Believe it or not, homeowners are able to repair their foundation any time of the year
What is worse than having to come back to reality after a relaxing summer vacation? Coming back to a flooded home. Not only does water damage cost a lot of money to repair, it also can be dangerous. Water damage can cause mold growth, insect infestation, structural damage, and more. When you’re out of town, … Continue reading Get Peace of Mind On Vacation With a Battery Backup Sump Pump
With the summer just beginning, there are countless things a homeowner can do to maintain and protect their home. One of the most important things to keep an eye on the foundation of the house.
If you are wondering if you need a radon mitigation system installed, check out these 5 facts about radon that you may not know!
Aside from worrying about the cost of foundation repair, people worry most about what they can expect with the foundation repair process. We thought we’d shed some light on what happens before, during, and after foundation repairs. Before Foundation Repairs Number 1: What to fix and what not to fix! Before you start your foundation … Continue reading What can you expect with foundation repair?
Is your foundation leaking? Maybe you’ve noticed wet spots or rust residue on your foundation walls and have wondered how to go about repairing foundation leaks. Small Cracks In Your Foundation Can Lead to Major Damage While small cracks and leaks may not seem like a big deal, they can lead to major damage if … Continue reading Repairing Foundation Leaks
Awareness of the Landscaping Around Your Home Will Keep You Dry One thing is always true about water. It will follow the path of least resistance. This fact is rather important to consider when you are a homeowner or looking at a new home. Grading refers to the level of the ground around a home. … Continue reading Don’t Get a Bad Grade: How Negative Grading Will Affect Your Basement
Hazards of Spring Moisture Increase the Need for Crawl Space Encapsulation As the phrase goes, April showers bring May flowers. We sure wish it was all flowers but we all know that with spring comes a lot of extra moisture in the form of additional precipitation, flooding from snow melting off, and more. That means … Continue reading April Showers Bring May….Mold and Mildew?
Most homes in Iowa are required to have egress windows. If you are building or remodeling, it’s a good idea to look into your local ordinances and understand what qualifications your home needs to meet in order to meet code. Requirements for Egress Windows When Remodeling Even if you are remodeling or finishing a basement, … Continue reading Egress Windows Required for Most Iowa Homes
Did you know that Radon levels can change in the winter? It’s important to test your home for radon periodically throughout the year. Radon tests are an accurate measurement of radon levels in your home at that time, but during the winter, radon levels in your home can actually increase. Why Do Radon Levels Change? … Continue reading Radon Levels Change During the Winter