Sources of Wet Basement Leaks

08/21/2020

All Articles, Commercial Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair, Waterproofing

Sources of Wet Basement Leaks Wet Basement and Water Leaks Where is the water coming from? Basement water leaks can be elusive at times. Narrow down the source of your leak and find the best way to protect your home from a wet basement. What Types of Rain Affect my Home? If it doesn’t matter…

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8 Steps To Take When Your Basement Floods

08/06/2020

All Articles, Waterproofing

8 Steps To Take When Your Basement Floods A heavy storm can dump a deluge of rain and flood your basement. After the initial shock of seeing a basement covered in water, many homeowners struggle with, “What do I do next?” The waterproofing experts at My Foundation Repairs can help you figure out what to…

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Summer Heat & Shrinking Soil

07/21/2020

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Home and Foundation Cracks, Waterproofing

Summer Heat & Shrinking Soil As the outside temperatures start to rise and the rains slow down our focus needs to be on our foundations. Foundations are very susceptible to fluctuations in moisture level of soils. Spring brings moderate temperatures and steady rains. Summer brings high temperatures and fewer rains. These fluctuations cause movement in…

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10 Steps to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Basement

04/08/2020

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10 Steps to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Basement Your basement is a prime location for mold and mildew April showers bring May flowers… and lots of excess water. Since excess water encourages mold growth, it’s no surprise that mold prevention and remediation will be on the minds of many homeowners this season. And, of…

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Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems

01/09/2020

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Foundation Settlement and Sinking, Home and Foundation Cracks, Residential Foundation Repair, Waterproofing

Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems Resolve to fix your 2020 New year, new decade, newly repaired foundation? Make 2020 the year you resolve to fix your foundation problems. A new year is a great time to evaluate your home. Living in a home day-to-day may mean you get used to your home’s quirks and…

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Don’t Let a Musty Basement Ruin Thanksgiving

11/05/2019

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair, Waterproofing

Don’t Let a Musty Basement Ruin Thanksgiving On Thanksgiving Day, the aromas of the holiday will drift through the air … turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and musty basement smell?!? Foundation leaks can leave your home stinky and moldy. Get help before the holidays.Dealing with a wet basement can be frustrating. The water damages…

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What’s the White Stuff on My Basement Walls?

09/19/2019

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What’s the White Stuff on My Basement Walls? The white, chalky, powdery stuff on your basement walls is efflorescence. It isn’t toxic, but it could be a sign of water problems. In French, the phrase means “to flower out,” and the white residue is known for its fluffy composition. How does efflorescence form? Efflorescence is…

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5 Reasons To Fix Your Foundation Now

09/16/2019

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Home and Foundation Cracks, Residential Foundation Repair, Waterproofing

5 Reasons To Fix Your Foundation Now There are some things in life you should wait for, foundation repair is not one of those. The best time to repair your foundation is now. Common signs your foundation needs help include leaning or bowing walls, water issues, doors or windows that stick or won’t close, sagging…

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Getting to the Root of Foundation Issues

08/20/2019

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Getting to the Root of Foundation Issues Majestic trees in your front yard may add beauty and shade to your property, but what’s going on beneath the surface? Are the root systems damaging your home’s foundation? Trees can bring many benefits to your property. They add to the curb appeal, and by providing shade, they…

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Rain Gutters: Foundation Help or Hurt?

07/30/2019

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Rain Gutters: Foundation Help or Hurt? Used correctly, rain gutters can help product your home’s foundation. However, poorly maintained or incorrectly directed, the gutter system can leave your home on unsettled ground. Water is a foundation’s biggest enemy. Your home’s gutter system is designed to capture water as it runs off your roof, either in…

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