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
Here in the Midwest, Spring usually means heavy rainfall, paired with the extra moisture from melting snow. When you combine the two, you get a lot of soil expansion and movement. Did you know the main cause of foundation problems has to do with the soil, and not your foundation? Because this season brings constant … Continue reading Foundation Problems To Look For in the Spring
In addition to our other waterproofing services, we also offer basement waterproofing membrane installation. A waterproofing membrane is a tough, resilient membrane that is applied to your foundation walls. Whether you have poured concrete or a masonry block foundation, it creates a strong bond so water won’t enter your basement. Basement Waterproofing Membrane Installation How … Continue reading Basement Waterproofing Membrane Installation
Sump pumps are an integral part of a home’s waterproofing system. Not only do they help keep water out of your basement, they help prevent major foundation issues caused by hydrostatic pressure. Read on for a few reasons your home may need a sump pump. What is a Sump Pump & Why Do You Need … Continue reading Why You Need a Sump Pump
Have you noticed a bowed or leaning wall in your basement? This is likely a sign of foundation failure. Learn more about bowed basement walls and why it’s important to repair this issue as soon as possible. Why You Need to Repair Bowed Basement Walls Leaning or bowed basement walls signify foundation trouble. If bowing … Continue reading Nebraska Foundation Repair: Bowed Basement Wall Repair
Waterproofing your home is a crucial part of keeping your foundation strong and intact. Water is the most common denominator in majority of foundation problems because it truly can cause so many issues when it comes to foundations. If you’re building a new home, or are looking into new waterproofing solutions for your existing home, … Continue reading What Goes into Waterproofing a House?