Dehumidifying Your Basement

Removing damp air from your basement is an important element in controlling the air quality throughout your entire home. When damp, heavy, humid air lays in your basement there really is no escape for it except back through your upstairs living area. While the humid air lays in your basement…

How Melting Snow & Rain Storms Contribute To Basement Flooding & Mold Growth

Spring weather in Central New York is usually defined by melting snow from usually heavy winter snowfall and rainy weather patterns usually on a three day cycle from the prevailing jet stream. All of this rain and melting water fall onto frozen or frost bearing ground best described as the tundra…

When Purchasing a Home, Check the Basement First.

If you’re on the market for a new home, you’re probably looking for something that appeals to you visually. The exterior look of the home, flooring, windows and doors and floor plan are all factors that many people check first. Those are all important aspects when you consider purchasing a…

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…

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…

How Mold Can Affect Your Health & How Remediation Can Help

Mold in some form or another is virtually everywhere – in the air we breathe and on the surfaces we touch. So why is it such a big deal if mold grows in your basement? The fact is, too much mold is never a good thing, and if you’re living…

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…

How to Safely Store Items in Your Basement

For most homeowners, the basement area of their home provides a large area for storage. It can be a great option for keeping everything from holiday decorations and rarely used possessions to seasonal sports equipment and occasional items like luggage. That being said, most basements are prone to some moisture…

Is There a Fix for Bowed Basement Walls?

There may be nothing more worrisome for a homeowner than a basement wall that’s bowing. Lateral forces, like soil loads pushing against the wall of your basement, can become too great for your basement walls to bear, and over time, this can cause your walls to bow. Besides being structurally…

Basement Windows: The Best for Leak-Proof Comfort

Basement windows are important, because they provide both sunlight and ventilation for your cellar. They also help serve as a barrier to the outside elements, and when they’re in good shape and working properly, they keep moisture, yard debris and pests outside where they belong. But, like any other window…

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