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How to Dry A Wet Basement

A wet basement can be a homeowner’s nightmare, leading to mold growth, structural damage, and air quality concerns. Fortunately, there are effective ways to dry a damp basement and prevent future moisture problems. In this blog post, we’ll explore a few DIY methods for short term solutions and the best long term strategies and techniques

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Wise Waterproofing – Spring Summit County Home Expo

Visit Wise Waterproofing at the Spring Summit County Fairgrounds Home Expo! FREE ADMISSION The Summit County Spring Home Expo is back for the spring! See the latest in home improvement, remodeling, outdoor living, and more! Meet with local contractors and remodeling experts. The Summit County Spring Home Expo | May 26-28th | Summit County Fairgrounds

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basement waterproofing

3 Types of Basement Waterproofing & What’s Best

Finding water damage in a basement is never pleasant. It’s usually not something homeowners are prepared for and it can quickly become a scary situation. Water damages furniture and other valuables, causes mold, and creates an unsafe environment for homeowners. Being an educated homeowner is one of the best things you can do to help

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efflorescence on concrete wall
basement waterproofing

Efflorescence: The White Stuff on Basement Walls

What Is Efflorescence Have you ever noticed a white chalky substance on a basement wall and wondered what it was? It’s called efflorescence and it’s quite common in basements. A popular misconception is that it’s mold or something potentially dangerous to breathe, but in reality, it’s harmless. Efflorescence is a salty residue leftover when water

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Why Painting Basement Walls Is A Bad Idea

First off, we aren’t referring to finished drywall, but instead, the original walls of your basement typically made of concrete, brick or block. In other words, the material used to build the original foundation of your home. Many homeowners aren’t aware of the issues painting basement walls can cause, and rightfully so. After all, isn’t

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Downspouts

Are Downspouts the Main Cause of Basement Water Damage?

Downspouts: The Straw That Breaks Your Basement’s Back Many homeowners assume downspouts (discharge lines) are the main cause of basement flooding but the truth is, they’re usually just the straw that breaks your basement’s back.  Generally, damaged downspouts are a small part of a more serious basement water issue caused by clogged footer drains. Footer

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