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Is it Bad If There's Water in My Crawl Space? 3 Reasons to Worry

Do you have water in your crawl space? Learn how it can affect your home and what you can do to keep your crawl space dry.

Monday, March 25th

Fall Basement Maintenance Checklist

This handy basement maintenance checklist will help you keep your basement dry and in peak condition this winter.

Tuesday, September 14th

How to Get Rid of That Musty Basement Smell

This guide will help you identify the source of the musty smell in your basement and offer tips for how to get rid of it.

Friday, August 6th

What to Do When a Home Inspection Reveals a Wet Basement

Did you put an offer on a home and then find out the basement is leaky or there's been past flooding? Here's a rundown of what a wet basement means and your options for k...

Tuesday, July 6th

Buying a House with a Crawl Space: What to Look For

Considering buying a house with a crawl space? Learn about the major problems with dirt crawl spaces and solutions for fixing and preventing these issues.

Tuesday, May 18th

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

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