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Facts About Your Home & Rain

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If you live on this earth with rain and you live in a home, the you will experience water issues eventually or possibly constantly. Be prepared now with some of these facts about your home and rain. 0 Advanced issue found▲  0 Advanced issue found▲  The Facts   60% of homes, old or new, experience water damage. Water ga...
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Bugs That Indicate Water Damage and How to Get Rid of Them!

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If you have a home, then you have bugs. It's that simple and you can't truly ever get rid of them. Seasonally, types of species will show up and live under your roof (or in it) for free rent. You can call an exterminator and have your home bombed for bugs, but if you don't treat your home at the source of these critters, then they will eventually c...
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8 Finished Basement Ideas

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When you finish your basement, be meticulous about what your new space will be turned into. Will it benefit your family? Will it increase your home's value? Here are some ideas that after your foundation has been repaired or basement waterproofed, that you can remodel in a watertight sealed space below your home, thus adding new livable space! ...
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Why DIY Repair Is Not The Cheapest Option.

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You might know the signs of foundation problems like a homeowner should know. These include bowing and leaning walls, floor cracks, wall cracks, water intrusion signs, and more. But do you know when foundation failure is happening? It takes the trained eye of a structural or archectectural engineer to really know how serious the problems your home ...
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What Is Hydro Jetting?

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If you've ever had a tree root extracted from your sewer line, then you know how frustrating a blockage in your pipes that cause backups of water in your yard or home can be. Learn more about what this tool is used for and how it sets itself apart from a simple snake.  What is Hydro Jetting?     Hydro jetting is an effective method o...
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DIY Foundation Inspection

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We are in a stay-at-home time these days and it gives us all extra time to finally build that shelf or clean the closet, etc. While you're at, you can do some simple things to self-inspect your home's foundation before you call for professional consultation and estimation.  Physical Check List   Mold, Moisture, and Poor Drainage  Wat...
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Summer Time and Your Foundation

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At J.D. Johnson Waterproofing, Inc. the summer months are our busiest time of the year for foundation repairs and waterproofing. This is partially due to homeowners having more free time to dedicate to home improvements, but the nicer, dryer weather also allows for more uninterrupted work time. However, some homeowners also neglect their basement a...
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7 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

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​If you are trying to increase the value of your home there are many steps you can take for your home to become popular on the seller's market.  Engress Windows  1 This is a type of window that is large enough that the average-sized person could escape through in the event of an emergency, such as a fire. It is comparatively cheaper in th...
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Sump Pump Discharge Freezing?

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 If you are having problems with your sump pump discharging properly during the cold spring months, where one day is 50° and the next is 20°, then this may be the article for you. Continue reading for more information on sump pump freezing.  It's a Serious Issue    The discharge of your sump pump freezing is pretty serious. It c...
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Should My Home's Foundation Be Rebuilt?

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Walls with severe structural damage will show additional cracking, bowing, sagging walls, and many other indicators that your home's foundation may need to be rebuilt than just repaired.  Common Foundation Problems    Bowing Walls Sagging Crawl Spaces Settling Foundations Foundation Wall Cracks Uneven Floors&...
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Why Your Air Ducts Fill With Water

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Homes with foundation slabs are not immune to water damage and flooding. Air ducts buried underneath your home are just as susceptible to water damage like crawl spaces and basements. Here are a few reasons how and why this happens. Water Moves All Ways​  Water often moves sideways through the soil instead of just straight down, therefore caus...
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Why Your Crawl Space Shouldn't Be Overlooked

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If your home has a mildew odor and you can't figure out where it's coming from, or maybe you have insects that seem to just appear out of thin air... Your crawl space may have something to do with it. You may not give your crawl space the time of day, but it actually has a bigger impact on the quality of your home than you may think.   Di...
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How to Self Inspect Your Sump Pump

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Your sump pump is a main factor in keeping your basement healthy and dry. These quick tips can help you increase the lifespan of your sump pump by yourself!  Step 1: Check the Power to Your Outlet    Check the power to your sump pump at the outlet. If you think it is off, try going to the breaker box and shut off and back on, then go...
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5 Ways Water Enters Your Basement

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Fact: 85% of newly constructed homes with basements or crawl spaces will experience a water problem within the first 3 years! 1. Basement Floor Cracking     The surface under your foundation may not be adequately absorbing the groundwater, thus creating hydrostatic pressure which pushes that water through any cracks in your basement ...
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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 wate...
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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 Int...
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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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