We talked a little bit about preparing your home for the winter to protect you and your family from radon exposure, but there are other things that you need to winterize before the temperature drops. Protect Your Pump If the sump pump in your house is doing its job, you probably don’t think about … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Discharge Lines Become A Headache
Radon and Cracks Cracks in the concrete floor of your home or business can allow more than water and pests in, the cracks can also let radon gas enter the building. There are a lot of dangers associated with cracks in your foundation floor, but there is a revolutionary system on the market that can … Continue reading Radon and Water Entering Through Cracks
You’ve finally had a chance to open your windows after a hot summer of A/C, but now you have to think about closing the house up again even tighter for the winter. What does this mean for your exposure to radon gas? Here are a few concerns you need to keep in mind over the … Continue reading Radon Concerns in the Winter
Many homeowners ask about egress cover code requirements. Having a cover over an egress window is both permitted and recommended. The cover adds extra safety when there is a playground or walkway adjacent to the egress window. Certain requirements must be met for egress windows, window wells, and egress window covers before installing an egress … Continue reading Egress Window Covers: Are There Code Requirements?
Why are Egress Windows Important? If you own a home with a basement in Iowa, you should seriously consider installing an egress window and window well. There are several good reasons for installing an egress window, but the most important reason is that it saves lives. Most communities in Iowa have some sort of requirement for … Continue reading Egress Windows Save Lives
What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is present in nearly every home in Iowa. You cannot see, smell, or taste it. Yet at high enough levels, it can create serious health issues for you and your family and pets. It’s relatively easy to perform either short term or long term tests for … Continue reading Radon Testing is Low-Cost and Life-Saving
What’s Important to Our Customers At Jerry’s Waterproofing, it is our highest priority that our customers value our services and are 100% satisfied with our work. We’ve been providing professional basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, egress window installation, and foundation repair services in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa since 1976. For longer than 50 years, … Continue reading Our Customers Recommend Our Services
Wet or Flooded Basement In Omaha or Des Moines? Recently we’ve had record rainfall in many parts of Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Many homeowners have been facing problems with flooded basements and sump pump wells along with power outages. Heavier than normal rainfall can lead to many of the following problems in your home’s … Continue reading Flooded Basement after Recent Rains?
Problems Due to Poor Yard Drainage Jerry’s Waterproofing often gets calls from homeowners during rainy Spring and Summer months. Often yards, driveways, and sidewalks in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa become flooded due to excess water and slow runoff. Poor yard drainage can cause many problems in your home’s lawn and gardens, concrete surfaces, basement … Continue reading Protecting Your Home During Springtime Rains
What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in every home in Nebraska and Iowa. You cannot see, smell, or taste it. Yet at high levels, it can cause serious health problems to your family members. The EPA estimates that 1 out of every 15 homes has a dangerous level of … Continue reading When is the Best Time to Do Radon Testing?