sump pump

What Is A Sump Pump?

By taylorbarselou / July 30, 2019 /

You may have heard your neighbors mention their sump pump and how thankful they are for it after big rain storms. You may not have given much thought to what they were talking about at the time, but when water intrusion strikes and moisture problems are discovered below your home, your curiosity may spike. If…

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Not All Waterproofers Are Created Equal

By taylorbarselou / June 4, 2019 /

If you’re a homeowner in America, more than likely you spend time on the general up-keep of your home. After all, your home is your investment. You may even be in the process of updating or remodeling parts of your home such as your kitchen or bathrooms. However, when you are picking out new shingles…

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How To Keep Water Out Of Basement Windows

By taylorbarselou / May 1, 2019 /

Having a basement with windows can be a wonderful thing. However, having basement windows that frequently leak water can be a very frustrating thing to deal with. If you notice water seeping in through your windows around the seal or even through the panes when it rains a lot, you might have a land grade…

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The Importance Of Proper Grade Around Your Home

By taylorbarselou / March 25, 2019 /

Where your home is situated on your property and the land grade or slopes around it has a lot to do with keeping your basement or crawl space dry. However, many homeowners don’t give much thought to the land grade around their home until flooding starts.   If your property’s land grade is not as…

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Basement Moisture

By taylorbarselou / February 28, 2019 /

If you have a basement, good chances are that at one point or another, you have experienced moisture problems. This could have originated from a water leak in your basement walls, water intrusion around basement windows, cracks in the foundation walls, structural damage, and a wide variety of other ways. Regardless of how it happened,…

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What To Do When Your Basement Floods

By taylorbarselou / January 2, 2019 /

What do you do when your basement floods? This is a common question asked by homeowners around the United States. If you are Googling this right now, you are looking for answers because you or someone you know has a water intrusion problem.    A flooded basement is hardly pleasant to see and smell. It’s…

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5 Of The Coolest Things To Do With A Basement

By taylorbarselou / November 26, 2018 /

Does your home have a basement? Well it’s time to stop treating your basement as the “catch all” for the clutter in your home, and it’s time to make the most of the space you have. You might be surprised to learn all the fun ways that you can utilize your basement that are hardly…

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2 Signs Of Water In Your Crawlspace

By taylorbarselou / November 19, 2018 /

Does your home or office have a crawlspace? If so, regular maintenance and evaluations should be conducted on it to ensure that its in good condition year-round. How long has it been since you looked under your home or office to check for water damage? How can you tell if there has been water in…

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2 Tips To Keep Water Out Of Your Basement

By taylorbarselou / September 18, 2018 /

There is nothing worse than coming home to a wet or flooded basement after a day of heavy rainfall. When you built or purchased your home, you were excited about the basement feature, and you probably planned to use the space for entertaining or even extra living space. And now instead of an extra room,…

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3 Easy Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value

By taylorbarselou / August 21, 2018 /

If you are a homeowner, you are well aware that your property’s value fluctuates based upon the market as a whole and a variety of other structural factors. For example, an all brick home that was built in 1980 and purchased for $147,000 may be worth more or less today depending upon how it was…

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