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Foundation Repair vs Foundation Replacement

Foundation Repair vs Foundation Replacement

When your home’s foundation shows signs of wear and tear, the big question that looms is whether to repair or replace it. This critical decision can have a profound impact on your home’s structural stability and your financial investment. In this blog, we’ll break down the essential factors that come into play when choosing between […]

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Fallen Leaves Piling Up in Your Basement Stairwells? Here's How to Protect Your Space.

Fallen Leaves Piling Up in Your Basement Stairwells? Here’s How to Protect Your Space.

Autumn is a beautiful season, with its vibrant foliage and cooler weather. However, as leaves gracefully fall from trees, they can quickly accumulate in your stairwells, turning a picturesque scene into a slippery and unsightly mess that clogs your drains causing your basement to flood. If you’ve been struggling with leaves piling up on your […]

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What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

When it comes to the stability and longevity of your home’s foundation, one of the key factors that homeowners often overlook is hydrostatic pressure. Hydrostatic pressure can wreak havoc on your foundation if not properly managed. In this article, we will delve into the concept of hydrostatic pressure, its impact on your home’s foundation, and […]

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Annual Preventative Maintenance Inspection for Basement Waterproofing

Basements are often the overlooked spaces in our homes, hidden beneath our feet. However, they play a crucial role in the overall structural integrity of our houses and the air that our families breathe. When it comes to basement maintenance, an annual preventative maintenance inspection is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity. In this […]

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Cellar or Basement: Which Adds More Value to Your Home?

When it comes to architectural terminology, the words “cellar” and “basement” are often used interchangeably, leading to confusion about their actual meanings. While both are underground spaces found in buildings, they serve different purposes and have distinct characteristics. In this article, we will explore the key differences between cellars and basements, their uses, construction, and […]

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Is Your Basement Prepared for Hurricane Season?

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season started on June 1, and doesn’t end until November 30. For the Mid-Atlantic region, the most active months are August and September. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we can expect above-average hurricane activity this year. That will make it the seventh consecutive above-average season. We don’t […]

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Why Does My Basement Leak?

This was originally published by Value Dry on April 9, 2015 and has been updated.  What is it that causes wet and leaky basements? Well, the one-sentence answer is that it has to do with the soil composition in the area where we live and the way that home foundations for basements are typically constructed around […]

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5 Warning Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Sump Pump

5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Sump Pump Excessive Vibrations Old Age Rust Electrical Failure Continuously Running If your house has a basement or crawl space, it is likely that you have a sump pump to prevent flooding disasters. If you are not familiar with sump pumps, they are typically installed into the floor in basements […]

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