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In the cold and dark of a Midwestern winter, homeowners who enjoy doing things around the outside of their homes are pretty much on hold until spring arrives – unless you count snow blowing.
It’s a great time for planning warm weather activities and projects,
In the basement waterproofing business, drain tile is one of the most useful and versatile tools available to solve basement water problems. It can be installed inside or outside the foundation (or both), can be done during new construction or after the house has been standing for decades
There are a lot of misconceptions about how wet basements happen in Chicago. Some homeowners think that the joint between a paved sidewalk or gangway and their home needs to be caulked to keep water out. Others have been told that because their home
It’s November and no one in the Midwest is thinking much about landscaping or building a deck. Let’s face it – for the next few months any outdoor maintenance in this part of the country will involve a snow shovel.
Structural foundation damage to your home is serious business. At best, it’s a pain in the neck – stuck doors, tilting floors and jammed windows. At worst, it’s really bad – open cracks in the above-ground structure, chimneys separating from the house and
Most homeowners know it’s important to move water that is discharged by their downspouts away from their foundations if they want to avoid seepage in the basement.
Some homeowners choose to install above-ground extensions from the big box store but many more have learned that
OK, I realize the headline of this post sounds like the title of a new Indiana Jones movie but, sorry Indy fans; it’s just about keeping your basement dry.
Now that the film buffs have left the room, let’s talk about the Zone
It’s the middle of August, kids are going back to school and Labor Day is just around the corner. You know what that means – fall is coming and with it comes falling leaves and other organic matter as Mother Nature begins to shut down for
Every homeowner likes to see their lawn freshly cut, their bushes neatly trimmed and the planting beds outside their house free of weeds. Most of us like it even better when the local landscaping company has done it all for us, leaving us valuable free time for other
It’s raining again but that’s OK. You’re warm and dry inside, knowing that everything’s OK outside as well. You cleaned and repaired your gutters a few weeks ago and rain water is
One of the most important ways to maintain a healthy foundation and dry basement is proper yard drainage on the outside of your home. An experienced basement waterproofing contractor knows this and begins to evaluate your home when they get out of their car in your driveway.<