If you live in the Midwest, then you know that winter can be harsh. It’s the season for frozen pipes, mountains of snow, and…flooded basements? Yes, that’s right! Most homeowners believe that flooding can only happen in the spring, but basement flooding in the winter is very common. While basement flooding can lead to extensive damage in your home and expensive repair costs, it’s also completely preventable if you prepare before the crises hits. We’ve compiled a few simple tips to help you get your basement ready for winter!
The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes visits from family and friends. During this time of year, many people utilize their basements for extra storage space as well as sleeping accommodations for overnight visitors. If you plan on using your basement this holiday season, there are a few basement tips and tricks you need to get it in proper condition.
Pests in the home is a problem that every homeowner will inevitably face. Contrary to popular belief, pests are a problem during all seasons – even in the colder months! No matter how cold it is outside, pests can find a way into the home. Out of all the pests, termites are the most well known and have the ability to cause the most visible damage. Are there signs of termites in your home? You’ll most likely find termites in the basement or crawl space of your home.
“I’ll see you tomorrow morning,” Sarah’s mother shouted from the driveway. This is the first time Sarah was invited to a slumber party and not just any slumber party, but one hosted by, Jennifer, the most popular girl in sixth grade. Sarah desperately wanted to fit in, after all, she was turning twelve next month. I’m practically an adult, she thought to herself.
Mary is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur who owns her own online retail business. On one particularly dark and stormy night in October, Mary finds herself home alone. Her husband is out of town on business, and her two children are sleeping over at a neighbor’s house. She finally gets some much needed alone time.
With the hot summer days shifting to crisp fall nights, many homeowners are getting ready for the colder months. Kiddie pools, outdoor patio furniture, and backyard grills are being put away in exchange for cozy blankets, fireplaces, and sealed-up windows making the house more air tight. You’re probably spending more time in the basement organizing and putting away summer items. You might even start to notice that you or your family members are suffering from an increase in runny noses, watery eyes, coughs that linger, or even headaches. Is it the change in weather or is it something more serious? Ever heard of Toxic House Syndrome?
Summer is the season for sun, fun, relaxing outdoors. The last thing on your mind is a basement inspection. Yet summer is the perfect time of year to have an inspection completed. We’ve got five great reasons why a summertime waterproofing service has its advantages.