Home Renovation Tips

3 Great Reasons To Maintain Your Septic System

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Despite the fact your septic system is an important part of your home, it’s probably something you don’t pay much attention to. That is, until it’s too late, like when your toilet gets backed up or you notice water pooling near your drainfield. In order to prevent septic system emergencies like these from happening, you’ll need to keep up with proper maintenance. Besides preventing emergencies, here are three other great reasons to maintain your septic system. Read More»

Six Design Mistakes That Can Make A Basement More Susceptible To Water Damage

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The best time to think about basement waterproofing is when a basement is being designed or refinished. Preventing water damage in a basement is always better than dealing with it once it has occurred. During basement design and refinishing, it’s important to avoid the following six mistakes to make a basement as impenetrable to water as possible.  Installing insulation that contains organic materials Insulation that is exposed to moisture can begin to deteriorate or rot if it contains organic materials. Read More»

Looking To Boost Your Basement's R&R Factor? Add A Hot Tub

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An unfinished basement might initially seem like a hindrance, but the good thing about buying a home with a basement of this type is that you have a blank canvas for making the space however you want. If you’re a couple who enjoys rest and relaxation as one of your chief hobbies, you may wish to make your basement reflect this sentiment. One option to consider is to add a hot tub in the basement. Read More»

Addressing Your Home's Low Water Pressure

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A sudden decrease in the water pressure of your plumbing can be a disruptive and troubling problem to experience. When you find yourself needing to address a lack of water pressure, it can be easy to be unaware of the exact steps that will be able to help you correct this problem. Ensure There Is Not A Major Leak One of the first steps that you should do is to make sure that there is not a major water leak. Read More»

Recommendations To Remedy Your Basement And Crawlspace Moisture Problem

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Excessive moisture and flooding in your basement or crawlspace can cause a domino effect of damage clean-up tasks. There is a potential for mold growth and the need for remediation and replacing any damaged interior materials and furnishings to prevent the moisture intrusion from occurring in the future. Here are some recommended steps you will need to consider when remedying a basement and crawlspace moisture problem. Remove Excess Moisture When your basement or crawlspace has any amount of moisture within its space, either moisture on the walls as condensation or standing water on the floor, you first need to get it out of the area and dry the space out. Read More»