Water damage to home caused by hurricane related flooding.

Tips for Maintaining an Efficient Sump Pump

A sump pump can be an effective device for moving accumulated water away from your house and preventing costly repairs. Here are a few tips to keep your sump pump in good working order.

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Protecting Your Home from Water Damage and Flooding

Spring can bring severe storms and heavy rain, which can cause flooding and water damage to your home. Read on for helpful tips on how to protect your home from flooding and water damage.

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Rolling masonry sealer on basement walls.

How to Apply Masonry Sealer to Basement Walls

Watch this video for tips on how to keep rainwater away from your foundation and apply masonry sealer to basement walls to reduce moisture.

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Downspout extension to drain water away from house foundation.

Tips on Keeping Water Out of Basements

Watch this video for tips on how to keep rainwater from pooling around the foundation of your home and seeping into the basement.

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Basement Refinishing Tips for Your Home

Finishing a basement can be a great way to add extra living space to your home. But before you take on a basement remodeling project, it’s important to consider potential problems, like excess moisture, low ceilings, lack of emergency exits, and stairways that aren’t up to code.

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How to Apply Vapor Barriers When Framing Basement Walls

Mike asks, “I have a partially underground basement and am building 2×4 walls inside the concrete basement walls. What kind of insulation should I use, and do I need a vapor barrier?”

Building codes require one or more vapor barriers on basement walls. Read on to find out more.

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Sealing the Walls and Floor of a Basement in Your Home

Chris asks, “What should I use to waterproof the walls and floor of my basement?”

Sealers are available for the inside of basements, but the first line of defense is outside. Read on to find out more.

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Basement Renovation Tips for Your Home

Finishing a basement can be a great way to increase the usable space in your home, but there are several important factors to keep in mind before you do. Watch this video to find out more.

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