Basement Moisture Control
Basement moisture is a persistent problem most homeowners face. In order to keep your home and its inhabitants healthy, you need to maintain control over this moisture. Here are some things you need to know about controlling your basement’s moisture.
Basement Moisture Is Bad for Your Health
The musty smell that greets you when
Basement Moisture Control
How To Prevent Rust
A report by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors Inc. shows that over 76% of homes older than 7 years grapple with some form of rust damage. In a similar study, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHA) says that rust damage is estimated to cost close to 3.2% of the
Your home is a safe haven and place of refuge. You would never be careless leaving doors and windows unlocked or valuables out in the open. When your home is subject to water damage it becomes the perfect breeding ground for basement mold.
Mold comes from microscopic spores that circulate through the air. Darkness, moisture
Being a DIYer isn’t a bad thing. It is however, important to know when you should do it yourself and when to seek help from a professional. A good example of when you need professional assistance is in solving peeling paint problems.
Painting the basement is probably one of the first steps you’d take when
Recovering from a flooded basement isn’t easy, but knowing where to start and what steps to take can make the process move quicker and possibly minimize the damage to your home.
Immediately shut off power to the basement.
The very first thing to do is cut the electric to the basement. Do not attempt to
Most homeowners know that a sump pump can make the difference between having a dry basement and being flooded. It’s something that shouldn’t miss from your house especially if you are in a location with bad weather conditions. If you are fortunate to live in a city where you have good weather almost all
Wet basements are a nightmare to deal with. The situation is even worse when you have to deal with them during a storm. There are many reasons why your basement is flooding during a rainstorm. If you find yourself in this situation, stay calm and apply these tips.
Turn off the power
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You may not have come across the term, but it is highly likely that you’ve come across it physically. If you’ve spotted a white powdery substance on your basement walls or floor, you have likely come across efflorescence.
This powdery substance often appears on foundation walls or floors that are made of concrete or masonry
Peeling Paint in Basement
Basements are becoming a great space in which to invest time and money. Finishing your basement is an affordable and easy way to get that extra square footage you need. However, finishing a basement isn’t as straight forward as many homeowners like to think it is.
Basements are below ground level. This
Basements are one of those spaces in the home that are underestimated and whose potential is often unused. If you’re one of those homeowners who has realized the potential of their basement and wants to take advantage of it, good for you. You may however, be searching for ways to cut down on costs