According to the National Association of Home Builders, of the new construction homes built in 2013, approximately 15 percent were built with a crawl space. There are several advantages to crawl spaces, including providing easier access to plumbing and wiring and the crawl space's cost of construction, when compared to basements. However, just like basements, crawl spaces must be properly waterproofed to prevent unnecessary water damage to the crawl space and the home.
21 January 2020
Water damage comes in many different forms. Water damage can occur due to a flood, a leaking pipe, or from a damaged water heater. No matter why the water damage occurred, there are a few truths you need to understand about water damage. Get Help Right Away When you notice that your home has sustained water damage, you need to make sure that you get help right away. Water damage can easily spread and cause more damage if you don't take care of it right away.
27 June 2019
As a homeowner, one problem that's always stressful to deal with is water damage. It can happen when pipes burst and leave you with pools of standing water. To address this problem appropriately, you need to take these actions. 1. Rent Out Submersible Pumps Before you make any grand plans, you first need to deal with the immediate water in your home. Only then can you see how severe the water damage is and proceed with the correct subsequent steps.
18 November 2018
Whether it was just one room or the majority of your home that was damaged by a fire, you will want to consider calling for the help of companies that offer fire damage services. Before you settle on the idea of doing all of the work on your own, you will want to review some of the reasons why having damage contractors help you would be the best idea. Here are a few of those reasons:
23 June 2018
After finding out that your basement has flooded, you may have already done the work to pump the water out and start repairing any water damaged areas. However, if your wooden support beams were affected by the flood, they may still be at risk of continuing damage once mold starts to grow. Makes Wet Wood Rot Faster Water exposure by itself can make your home's wooden supporting structures rot. However, once mold spores start to sprout and grow inside the wood fibers, the rate at which the wood rots can increase dramatically.
24 February 2018
The exterior of your home may be the source of leaks and other moisture problems. Look beyond your roof and in places where leaks cause damage, such as flashing, window drip edges, doors and cracks in exterior finishes. If you have a leak problem that is not the roof, here are some tips to help find the problems on exteriors: 1. Hidden Leaks in Decks Because of Failing Flashing
28 June 2017
If you are planning on using your basement for a living space or storage, it's crucial that you take steps to make sure that no water is able to get in it. Waterproofing can be done to your basement from the structure's exterior during construction, but if that was not done at the time, it may not be an option to do later. That's because existing structures like a garage or proximity to the property line, can make it difficult to excavate the outside of your home.
9 August 2016