Foundation repair sounds like an expensive, lengthy process. A question that many homeowners ask themselves is “is foundation repair worth it?” In a word: yes. Not only does foundation repair fix unsightly cracks in your home, but it also adds value to your home and keeps you and your family safe. Let’s take a look … Continue reading Is Foundation Repair Worth It?
How to Deal With a Flooded Basement
No matter how it happens, a pipe bursting or a heavy storm coming through, a flooded basement is always a headache to deal with. At Jerry’s Waterproofing we can help get your basement back to normal and make sure the flooding doesn’t happen again. But sometimes a flood causes a panic and you want to … Continue reading How to Deal With a Flooded Basement
Sump Pump Installation: DIY or Hire a Professional?
If you find yourself cleaning up a flooded basement after every heavy rainfall, it might be time to consider installing a sump pump. Flooding not only damages your belongings, but it also promotes the growth of mold and mildew, which is dangerous to your health. A sump pump will help solve these problems by pumping … Continue reading Sump Pump Installation: DIY or Hire a Professional?
How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing
With temperatures starting to get into the negatives, it’s important to prevent your pipes from freezing. Frozen pipes can lead to serious damage to your home and can be a huge mess to clean up, not to mention the bill that comes along with it! In this article, we will talk about some preventative measures … Continue reading How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing
How Long Do Basement Floor Repairs Last?
If your basement needs repairs becasue of bowing walls or cracked floors, you likely are dealing with a foundational issue. Depending on how serious the issue is, it may be a pretty big investment. So figuring out how long basement floor repairs last is a reasonable question to ask. In this article, we talk about … Continue reading How Long Do Basement Floor Repairs Last?
Bowed Wall Repair: Causes and Solutions
Foundation settling is typically expected in any home, and you may even see small cracks because of it. But sometimes you might see a large horizontal crack across the wall with the wall looking like it is angled inward. This is called a bowed wall. So what are the causes and what are the solutions … Continue reading Bowed Wall Repair: Causes and Solutions
Prepare Your Basement for Winter With Egress Window Covers
Winter is on its way, and with it comes the snow and freezing temperatures. Many homeowners have egress windows in their basements. An Egress window is a large window with a well to provide an emergency entrance or exit. In many areas of Nebraska and Iowa, egress windows are required by law for basements used … Continue reading Prepare Your Basement for Winter With Egress Window Covers
How Soil Can Affect a Home’s Foundation
Many homeowners usually don’t think about how the soil around their house can affect the foundation, but many problems can derive from different soil conditions. In this article, we’ll talk about some characteristics in the dirt around your house to watch for that are common with the development of structural issues. How Soil and Foundations … Continue reading How Soil Can Affect a Home’s Foundation
How Should You Prepare for Waterproofing?
So you have decided that your basement needs work, but now how do you prepare for the waterproofing services? There are a handful of things that will make things easier, both for you and the repairman. In this article, we will talk about some housekeeping that you can do to make sure everything goes smoothly … Continue reading How Should You Prepare for Waterproofing?
Is Basement Waterproofing Covered By Insurance?
Is basement waterproofing covered by insurance? The short answer is no. Although, there are a few policies that you may want to consider if your home is in an area that is susceptible to flooding. Read this article to learn how to get your home covered! Insurance Policy Even though your insurance may not cover … Continue reading Is Basement Waterproofing Covered By Insurance?