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Categories Crawlspace

Common Crawlspace Issues You Should Take Care of Right Away

Crawlspace Issues

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.

Categories Foundation

Can I Fix My Own Foundation Crack, or Do I Need a Professional?

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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.

Categories Foundation

4 Causes of Foundation Cracks in Your Home

Foundation Crack Basement

To be candid, foundation cracks are inevitable. We know that’s not what you were hoping to read, but the truth is there are many things that are beyond our control that put pressure on a foundation’s integrity. What is within our control are the preventative measures we take to prevent a minor hairline crack from turning into a major financial problem. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Every battle is won before it is fought.” Knowing the most common causes of foundation cracks is a great start to preventing major foundation damage.

Categories Waterproofing

How to Take Advantage of the City of Windsor’s Basement Flooding Protection Program

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In the last ten years, the city of Windsor has been met with some challenging weather events, making us a city now prone to flooding. Our blog Which Residential Areas in Windsor are Commonly Hit by Flooding dives deeper into the areas of Windsor most at risk from increasingly frequent and severe weather events. In a pursuit to protect Windsor homeowners, in 2011 the City of Windsor developed the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program. You could be eligible to receive up to $2,800 to cover basement flooding prevention costs. We’ve put together the key information below as plainly as possible to help get you started. All necessary links will be at the bottom of the blog.

Categories Sump Pump

How to Prevent Sump Pump Discharge from Freezing

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Sometimes you can do everything right and still get bit in the butt. Even when you’ve installed the proper sump pump to prevent flooding, Mother Nature loves to find ways to cost homeowners more money. Windsorites are no strangers to Mother Nature’s sudden, harsh winters. With sudden, harsh winters comes sudden ground freezing. With sudden ground freezing can come frozen sump pump discharge pipes. Imagine, even with a perfectly functioning sump pump, you find yourself standing in your flooded basement, cold water up to your ankles, hands in the air, angrily cursing the skies for your misfortune.