Due to their location, basements are naturally prone to take on water. For instance, you may notice your basement walls becoming moist from time to time or water puddles forming in different areas of your basement. And if your basement is constantly damp and humid, this can later on cause the paint to peel, the wood to rot, or mold and mildew to grow.
At first glance, roofing, basement waterproofing and plumbing fixes seem like great projects to DIY especially if you have the tools for it. However, because of their complexity, like foundation repairs, it is still difficult to achieve. The dilemma is, you are likely to cause more damage due to the lack of knowledge and experience. Here are more reasons to convince you to call a trained professional instead:
Foundation cracks may still occur despite proper maintenance and other preventive measures. Nevertheless, knowing the usual culprits behind these cracks would be helpful in addressing them early and avoiding more serious damage.
As a homeowner, it’s important to have good basement waterproofing in your home. Any kind of water leakage below your home can cause bigger problems later on. If you’re not sure whether your waterproofing is still intact, or if you just want to check for yourself, here are some signs you need to look out for in your basement.
Installing egress windows is a requirement that homeowners must meet if they want to turn their basement into a spare room or an extra living space. After all, it not only allows natural light into your basement but it’s also a good escape route in the event of an emergency. Unfortunately, if you have an egress window, it’s possible for the window well to be filled with water during a… Continue Reading