The answer to this is not as straightforward as you think. The answer is yes and no. The reason is because there are actually two types of city sewers drains. Connecting to the wrong one can lead to a plethora of headaches.
Congratulations! Moving into a new home is an exciting chapter in someone’s life, and also a stressful one. There is a long list of things to do before the move: pack your belongings, get rid of anything you’re not taking with you, change your address, transfer insurance policies… it goes on! Basement waterproofing is likely at the bottom of the to-do list when preparing to move into a new home. In fact, we’d bet it’s not on the list at all. Many people don’t realize that the best time to waterproof your basement is before the move!
For many homeowners, the thought never occurs to them that their sump pump even requires maintenance. Like any other machine, like your coffee machine or your car, sump pumps requires attention in order to perform the way they are intended to. Luckily, performing maintenance on your sump pump is simple! Here’s how you can improve the longevity and performance of your sump pump for Windsor’s impending heavy summer rainfalls.
When homeowners hear the word “crawlspace” it is no surprise that the first thought that comes to mind is of a horrifying cave full of rodents, darkness, dampness and creepy infestations. The unfortunate news is that almost all crawlspaces of the past (and even some today still!) were built with a misunderstanding of how to keep it healthy. Many homeowners don’t realize that an unhealthy crawlspace actually has major implications for the rest of the home. Let’s run through some of the most common issues homeowners face, so that you can catch a minor problem before your crawlspace becomes the Pit of Despair.
The short answer is yes, you can fix your own foundation crack. The real question, however, is will it be done right? Foundation crack DIYs can be tricky. There are questions that must be addressed before a repair can begin, and there are conditions to be aware of when doing the repair. We’re going to run through some of these so that whether you choose to call a professional or do it yourself, you will feel confident it is the right choice.