Purchasing or Building a Home? Consider the Foundation Type.

The foundation to any home is the backbone for promoting longevity and adding to the stability of your home’s value over time. The different types of foundations have different symptoms when dealing with water seepage. All foundations are vulnerable to hydrostatic pressure, which is caused by a spring or water table pushing up from below. …

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Facts Every Homeowner Should Know About Mold

For homeowners who wish to learn about mold and the concerns over its presence in the home, there is a lot of information out there. Mold in one form or another is everywhere in our environment, and many people are confused over what molds are good, and what ones can harm people and structures. Weeding …

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Unstable Winter Weather Can Cause Damp Basement Concerns

The winter we’ve had in Upstate New York this year has been one of inconsistency. We’ve seen rain, snow, below freezing temperatures and warm-ups that have made us think short and t-shirt weather is right around the corner. We’ve all heard the old adage – if you don’t like the weather here, wait five minutes …

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Getting the Creepy-Crawlies from Your Crawl Space? We Have the Solution.

Have you noticed that the crawl space under your home leaves a lot to be desired? Does water pool there? Does it have a dank, musty odor? If so, you likely have a moisture issue in your crawlspace – and that can cause problems for your home. According to the article, “Solve Crawlspace Moisture Problems” …

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Basement Walls Cracking Up? It’s No Laughing Matter, When You’re a Homeowner.

Cracked, leaky basement walls aren’t just unattractive – they can lead to basement moisture problems, mold growth, structural damage and more. If your basement is wet, it becomes the ideal place for a whole host of problems that could lead to your home being a less-than-comfortable place to live. What can you do if you …

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