With networks like HGTV and the DIY Network, everyone is a self-proclaimed “Do-It-Yourselfer.” Depending on the size, scale and complexity of a project, the DIY approach can be a great solution. Not only can DIY projects save you money, but they also give homeowners a sense of pride and personal investment in their home. On the flip side, a DIY project gone bad can cause homeowners great devastation.
Pothole season is coming, and while it may cause concern for your daily commute, it could also mean trouble for your home. The same freeze-thaw cycle that puts asphalt at risk can cause structural damage to your home’s foundation. Frost heaving – the term used for soil movement caused by the freeze-thaw cycle – can leave cracks in your basement walls and floor. If left unchecked, this problem could pave the way for water seepage.
Remember last year’s polar vortex? Thanks to El Nino, this season’s mild winter has made the arctic blasts we’ve endured the past few years a distant, frigid memory. But that doesn’t mean you should become complacent about the possibility of foundation damage from frozen pipes. Even when your pipes are completely frozen, you should still be concerned. A freeze-thaw cycle – like the ones we’ve been experiencing all season – can take its toll on your home and can lead to expensive plumbing and foundation repairs.
Want to host a New Year’s Eve party at your house this year, but aren’t sure how to pull it off? The solution is right under your feet: your basement! Whether finished or unfinished, your basement is a goldmine of party possibilities if utilized properly and we’ve got 5 easy tips to help you plan basement party ideas so your guests have the best New Year’s Eve ever.
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.
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.