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Are Your Windows Damaging Your Basement?

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Windows that come from your basement can make all the difference when it comes to naturally lighting your basement walls. Having windows can mean having a well-lit space; not having windows means having basically a black hole underneath your home. However, windows can also play a part in water damage done to your foundation while water leaks from y...
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Should You Be Worried Over Efflorescence?

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​Whether it be a new term or an old term for you, do you know the effects efflorescence has on your home and why you shouldn't ignore it?  What is Efflorescence? The dictionary defines it as so: "The formation of a powdery deposit on the surface of brickwork, rock, or other material as a result of the loss of moisture on exposure to air." ...
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Should You Hire a Plumber or a Waterproofer?

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There is this common misconception that a plumber and a waterproofer are the same thing. This is far from it. Though they share similarities in trade, there is a reason why the two professions have two separate names.  What is a Plumber? A plumber is defined as a professional who installs and repairs pipes and fittings of water supply, sanitat...
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What Causes Foundation Damage and Why You Should Take Action Before It's Too Late

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The most important feature of your home is not the kitchen or the entertainment system, it's the foundation through and through. Even the slightest cracking of your foundation is cause enough to take action against further damage.  Top Causes For Foundation Damage    Improper Drainage An improper sewage system, leaking pipes, and the...
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How Hydrostatic Pressure Damages Your Home.

What is Hydrostatic Pressure?     This is a term used to describe the force applied by water resulting from the total weight of the water. As gravity pulls the water, the pressure increases as the depth of the water increases. This is also experienced by water in the soil surrounding your home's foundation. When it rains or snows, the wat...
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The Effects of Humidity in Your Basement

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Rain and snow are the normality when we think about components of water damage to our home's basement, crawl space, or foundation. But there's one other sneaky component that tends to get looked over: Humidity. Moisture makes its way into our home, and because it's so easy to ignore it can also be incredibly dangerous to the integrity of your home....
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Facts About Your Basement Other Companies May Not Want You To Know & More

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Misconceptions about your home and water damage can make for some companies to lie about their products and/or services that ultimately damage your home more or just don't help as much as you paid for it to .  There are, however, some incredible facts about your basement and home's health. There is No Such Thing as Waterproof Paint.   Yes...
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The Best and Worst Color Combos to Use in Dark Spaces

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Did you know white paint can actually make rooms appear smaller if not used correctly? Yes, you've now made a dark room brighter, but white alone can also make the space look too sterile and blocky. You may only mean to brighten the room, but instead, you've created a surgical wing. Basements normally are not known for good natural lighting - depen...
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Farmer's Almanac & Your Foundation

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Recently the Farmer's Almanac for 2019-2020 has released how this winter will play out, and for NEO we should bundle up quick!    How Much Will It Snow?    " The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac is calling for frequent snow events—from flurries to no fewer than seven big snowstorms from coast to coast, including two in April for the In...
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Preparing Your Home Before Storm Season

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 Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others. If your home isn't properly waterproofed in any way, here are some tips ...
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End of Summer Tasks for Your Home Before Winter

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​Leaves are falling and winter will be here before you know it! These simple tasks you can start now will help you be ready for winter and no pool toys frozen in the yard until spring!  Reuse Those Leaves!   Rake the leaves in your yard and reuse them around the exterior of your home! Organic mulch is not only free but adding it to your g...
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Does Your Home Have Toxic Black Mold?

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​What's the difference of mold that's black and toxic black mold? Keep scrolling to see if you just need some bleach or if you should call a professional!  Mold That is Only Black in Color 1 The most common black mold is Cladosporium , which has no known toxic side effects. This type of mold is common both inside and outside of the home. Heavy...
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5 Preparations Before Home Renovations

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Remodeling your home can be an exciting and fun experience for some, but a nightmare for others. Don't worry, it'll be fine. Just take your time and keep these 5 preparations before home renovation fresh in your mind and on your list.  Keep Ideas, Receipts, and Contracts Organized. ​    Idea boards like Pinterest or even just a photo...
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