DIY Foundation Repair – Is It Right for You?

By:    |   Published May 29, 2018

Who doesn’t love the feeling of accomplishment? The pride, money savings and bragging rights at the completion of a successful DIY project are just a few of the reasons Americans just love to “do it themselves.” However, not every job around the house – or under it – is best tackled by a fix-it minded homeowner. Is DIY foundation repair right for you?

Just like there’s a difference between installing a new light fixture and rewiring an entire home, sealing a hairline crack and waterproofing the exterior of a home’s foundation are quite different tasks to undertake. Know your limits and trust your gut (or your spouse’s gut!) Don’t put your health or your property at risk.

How to Clean Up & Prevent Damage After a Flood in the Basement

By:    |   Published May 26, 2017

Even the most well-prepared homeowners sometimes can’t prevent environmental disasters from happening. Whether it’s a fierce storm or a burst pipe, flooded basements are a reality that affects hundreds of thousands of homes each year. What can you do to minimize the damage from a flood in the basement? Read our tips on the proper way to handle basement flooding, including recommendations on how to protect yourself before they happen. read more

Protect Your Home from Water Damage with DIY Rain Gutter Repair

By:    |   Published April 26, 2017

Your gutter system is one of the most important parts of your home. Unfortunately, it’s one of the most common things that homeowners forget about until there’s a problem. Don’t let out of sight be out of mind – when your gutter isn’t functioning correctly, it could mean major damage! While waterproofing your basement is a good start, damaged gutters can affect your home’s siding and even the roof if not corrected in time. read more

Time for a Basement Makeover? Start with These 10 Basement Remodeling Tips!

By:    |   Published November 29, 2016

Now that the weather is turning cold, many DIYers are turning their thoughts to the great indoors. Homeowners know that there are always plenty of projects on the to-do list, and one of the most popular home remodeling projects to tackle during the winter months is a basement makeover. Whether you want to add a spare playroom, a guest room, or a “man-cave,” the basement can be the perfect location for additional living space. read more

DIY Basement Waterproofing: Tips and Things to Consider

By:    |   Published February 22, 2016

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. read more

Basement Party Ideas: Turn Your Basement into a Party Palace!

By:    |   Published December 28, 2015

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. read more

How to Prevent Basement Flooding in the Winter

By:    |   Published December 14, 2015

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! read more

5 Tips for Getting Your Basement in Tip-Top Shape before the Holidays

By:    |   Published November 23, 2015

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. read more

Signs of Termites in Your Home? 5 DIY Tips to Preventing Infestation

By:    |   Published November 5, 2015

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. read more

Basement Nightmares: The Not So Itsy Bitsy Spiders

By:    |   Published October 27, 2015

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. read more