Topics: Basement

Is Your Foundation Ready for a Rainier 2022 Hurricane Season?

In 1984, at Colorado State University, a scientist by the name of Dr. Bill Gray decided to develop the university’s first predictions for the seasonal Atlantic hurricanes. To this day, the CSU tropical weather and climate research team continues to provide yearly predictions for the Atlantic hurricane season, which has provided valuable information for those

Moisture Control Can Close the Door on Pests

Food, water, and shelter, these are all vital things for us and for many other living things on this planet. That also includes the smaller creatures that live around us. But as humans spread across the globe and began building more and more homes and communities, it’s easy for nature to clash with humanity. Whether

Why Does Moisture Damage Our Concrete Foundations?

Concrete is one of the most common construction materials we use today. From our roads and pathways to towering skyscrapers, it’s present in our everyday lives. It is also what makes up our residential foundations, providing a strong and solid platform for our homes to remain stable. But concrete consists of a mix of ingredients,

Understanding Your Home’s Humidity Can Save Your Wallet

Have you ever noticed how a hot and humid summer day feels worse than a dry one? Or how dry winter air feels more bitingly cold? Just as you’re thinking about the way those sensations feel, the way they can make your day feel a little harsher, it’s just as taxing on something else: your

Why Do Basements Flood?

Due to their nature of being underground, or at least partly underground, a basement can be a nice and cool place to store things as well as be used as an extra living space. But it also becomes a nice place for water to flood into if given the chance. But why do basements leak?

How to Clean a Flooded Basement?

Unfortunately, basements can flood. Whether it’s from living in an area with heavy rains or because of ruptured plumbing, there’s a chance that your basement can turn into a miniature pool. When flooding occurs in your basement, you will be faced with various potential dangers, which is why it is important to have a flooded

Keeping Moisture Out of Your Basement or Crawlspace

It happens to many homeowners. A crack in your basement wall may seem harmless at first. What’s wrong with a little humidity in the crawlspace, right? But either of these scenarios can be a sign of more trouble ahead. Especially when there’s heavy rain, a lot of water can begin to soak into the soil

6 Ways That Water Can Enter Your Basement

On an ordinary day, a heavy rainstorm comes passing through town. You might not think much of it, that is until you go to get something from the basement—and you find an alarming sight waiting for you. Whether it is water trickling down your basement wall, or your finished basement’s carpet is suddenly soaked because

Can Wet Drywall Be Saved?

It’s a key part of all our homes! As one of the most common interior building materials used in your home, it’s likely that you will experience drywall damage at some point of your home’s life. For drywall water damage, it can occur when there’s been a flood that gets into your home, or it

What to Do When Your Basement Floods

As a homeowner, knowing what to do when your basement floods can feel overwhelming. But it’s important to act fast to prevent permanent damage to your belongings and mold growth. If you are currently dealing with a flooded basement due to things like burst pipes, a sewage backup, or heavy rainfall that found its way