Basement Ventilation

If you spend a lot of time in your basement, you may notice that it is always more humid and stuffy than the rest of the house. It might have a musty odor that no amount of cleaning can get rid of. If your basement is primarily used for storage, then the air quality of the area may not be as noticeable. However,  you may notice that what you store in the basement ends up smelling like mildew. Thes...
Basement Flooding

Since your basement is below ground level, it is most susceptible to flooding. An appliance or pipe springing a leak anywhere in your home can end up flooding your basement. The same goes for flooding due to storms. There are a few important steps you can take to protect your home and belongings from basement flooding.  Shutting Off the Water With a burst pipe or appliance leak, you will need to...
Basement Waterproofing

Your basement is the foundation of your home. Unfortunately, a basement is not waterproof. Methods that were used when a house was built to stop water from getting in can start to wear out over time. So even if you aren’t seeing a water problem right now, chances are you will eventually. Instead of waiting until you notice water damage, it's better to prevent the water from getting in. The best wa...
Basement Flooding

A basement flood can happen for many reasons. A burst pipe, leaky appliance, or a bad storm can all cause your basement to unexpectedly become a pond. Regardless of the reason, you now have a lot of water in your basement and mopping it up is not an option. Here are some steps you can take when you are dealing with your basement flooding. Stop the Flow of Water The first thing you will want to d...
Basement Waterproofing

Many homeowners don’t think about waterproofing their basement. It’s not usually covered under insurance, since it is seen as maintenance that the homeowner is responsible for. So why should you consider it? Here are three signs that basement waterproofing might be right for you. You Have Water in Your Basement Many times, when water finds its way into your basement you may be at a loss as to ho...