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Dealing with Ice Dams: Removal, Prevention & Who to Call

Icicles may look pretty, but they are dangerous to walk beneath, damage the gutters and roof, and cause water damage inside your home. Read this guide for tips on how to ...

Friday, February 12th

Cold Floors Over Your Crawl Space, Basement, or Garage? Read This

Do you have cold floors and rooms above your crawl space, basement, or garage? Read these tips from Basement Systems to make your floors warmer.

Friday, December 11th

Solve the Mystery Lurking in Your Basement or Crawl Space

Discover 10 scary problems that might be lurking in the basement or crawl space, what to look for, and resources to help with fixing each problem.

Tuesday, October 27th

COVID-19: What spending more time indoors means for your health

COVID-19 has us spending even more time indoors, which means a greater risk of exposure to pollutants and unhealthy air. Find out what you can do about it.

Friday, March 27th

Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Stop Radon?

Does crawl space encapsulation and crawl space ventilation help or hurt radon's movement into or out of your home? Learn here.

Monday, January 27th

5 Elements of a Basement Waterproofing Solution

Are you tired of dealing with a wet basement? Knowing the difference between the basement waterproofing methods and the elements of an effective waterproofing solution is...

Friday, October 11th

Causes of Basement Floor Cracks and What to Do About Them

Learn why basement floors crack and whether the cracks in your basement floor are normal or need to be fixed.

Wednesday, August 28th

Why Your Crawl Space is Damp, Smells Musty, and Has Mold

Learn why your crawl space is damp, smells musty, and has mold - and what you can do to fix moisture problems underneath your home.

Tuesday, August 13th

How to Choose the Best Basement Dehumidifier

Learn how to choose the best basement dehumidifier to help prevent mold and mildew problems caused by excess moisture.

Friday, July 19th

Relative Humidity: Why You Need to Understand It

High relative humidity in your basement or crawl space makes the air feel damp and smell musty. Learn how relative humidity affects your home and what you can do about it...

Friday, June 28th

Restoration Contractor, Plumber, or Waterproofer: Who to Call When

If you have water in your basement or crawl space, it's important to know whether to call a plumber, waterproofer, or restoration contractor.

Thursday, June 6th

What's That Smell? Identifying Crawl Space Problems with Your Nose

Does your home have a musty or unpleasant smell? It could be coming from your crawl space. Learn what causes crawl space smells.

Friday, May 31st

Drain Tile: What Is It and Do I Need It?

Learn about what drain tile is, how it works, and whether you need it for your home.

Wednesday, May 1st

How to Clean a Flooded Basement

If you're dealing with a flooded basement, follow these steps to clean up the basement and protect against future flooding.

Thursday, April 11th

Leaking Window Wells and What to Do About Them

Are your window wells filling up with water? Take these steps to solve your problem.

Monday, April 1st

3 Ways Water Damages Foundations

It's well known that water and foundations are enemies, but read on to find out what exactly goes wrong and how you can help.

Thursday, May 4th

5 Ways Your Crawl Space Can Affect Your Health

Problems in your crawl space can be affecting your health without you knowing. Learn how the crawl space affects your whole house and what you can do to fix it.

Tuesday, April 11th

Check Up On Your Sump Pump & Basement Waterproofing System

Having a service technician perform annual maintenance for your sump pump and the rest of your basement waterproofing system will ensure its performance and longevity.

Monday, August 1st

3 Reasons to Hire a Waterproofer (and Not a Plumber) for Sump Pump Repair

While some plumbers do work with sump pumps, most of them aren't experts in waterproofing. Here are 3 reasons to hire a waterproofing contractor when you're sump pump isn...

Wednesday, May 25th

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