Monday, November 30, 2015

Need for Foundation Repair: Wet Basements and Their Impact on Homes

The basement proves to be an important part of a home. It provides the foundation on which the house sits. It also impacts the overall quality of air and atmosphere in the home. When it becomes wet because of seeping groundwater or heavy precipitation, the basement can pose a hazard to the safety of householders and integrity of the house. Wet Basement Dangers A basement that is allowed to remain wet from flooding or seeping water and precipitation can present a host of dangers to the home and the people living in it. It invites fungi like mold and mildew to take root and grow freely. Once these fungi start growing, they can be nearly impossible to get rid of permanently.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Soil Problems to Pre-Construction Lapses—Causes of Foundation Issues

It is easy for homeowners in Indianapolis to overlook the importance and condition of their home’s foundation, but foundation issues can develop with almost any type of property in any location. The foundation serves the important purpose of providing the structural base for your home to sit on. It should be firm, solid and level. Unfortunately, there are many causes of foundation issues that could ultimately impact how level and firm the foundation is, and some can lead to serious problems with the property. These issues could eventually results in structural troubles as well as plumbing problems, electrical concerns, and more. By understanding more about the main causes of foundation problems, you may be able to determine how susceptible your home is to this type of damage.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Strong Foundation—Repairs and Restoration by Waterproofing Contractors

A home’s foundation and crawl space play a significant role in the overall value and integrity of the home. When these structures become compromised, they introduce a host of damages and also invite a number of risks to the occupants’ health. By restoring or repairing the foundation or crawl space, homeowners can ensure the structural integrity of the house and also prevent detrimental agents like mold and mildew from endangering the health of the people who live there. Restorations and Repairs Restoring a foundation or crawl space is necessary when moisture, ground shifting, and other factors have compromised these structures. Drying out a crawl space can be a challenge if people lack the necessary equipment for this job. Rather than trying to dry out this space with fans or hair dryers, homeowners can get the job done quickly and correctly by hiring professional basement restoration contractors.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Why You Should Opt for Professional Basement Waterproofing Services

If you have started reviewing the cost of Indianapolis waterproofing services, you may be wondering if it is something worth paying for. There are a wide range of services available for basement waterproofing in Indianapolis, and some of these range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars or more. With a closer look at the many options, you may see that basement waterproofing services are worth it. What Happens When Your Basement Is Not Waterproof When moisture enters a basement, a number of very detrimental issues may arise. For example, simple moisture can cause mold growth, wood rot, and more damages that are costly to repair. Some can cause health issues for you and your family. With more significant flooding issues, the surfaces in your basement can be ruined, and you may need a complete remodel. This damage can spread over time. For example, mold growth can spread into the main areas of the home if it is not dealt with immediately.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dry, Safe, and Secure: Protecting a Home with Waterproofing Services

Water can be a home’s worst nightmare. When you want to protect your home and also the health and safety of your family, you can take the first major step in doing so by waterproofing your crawl space or basement. Waterproofing services will ensure that your house remains structurally sound and that you save money on potentially costly repairs and your home’s utility bills. Waterproofing Crawl Spaces and Basements As long as the inside of your home stays dry, you may never think about what water from precipitation or the ground could be doing to your crawl space or basement. Over time, however, the moisture that enters these spaces could quickly wreak havoc on your home. When inquiring on whether you should invest in waterproofing services by Indianapolis contractors who specialize in this work, they will tell you that doing so will protect not only your home, but also your finances and your family.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Basement Waterproofing Solutions and What to Expect During the Process

Basement waterproofing is essential to protect the foundation of your home in Indianapolis. Basements are known for being dank, dark, and musty, but if they’re properly waterproofed, they can actually serve as an extension of your home where you can enjoy family living and other activities in a bright and attractive space. If you’re planning on having your Indianapolis basement waterproofed, you should be aware that there are numerous waterproofing options to choose from. Exterior Excavation Waterproofing Exterior excavation is one of the most common waterproofing methods. In this method, drainage issues are corrected by excavating approximately 6 to 8 feet down to the foundation wall footer where new drainage tiles can be installed. Waterproof materials can also be applied to the exterior walls’ surfaces to make sure that water doesn’t permeate through them.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Understanding the Many Risks of Do-it-Yourself Mold Removal Projects

Mold is a micro-organism that plays a crucial role in breaking down dead and decaying organic matter. While mold can be found in almost any environment both outdoors and indoors, it commonly becomes a problem inside the home, which would necessitate prompt action via mold removal. Mold spores tend to make houses in Indiana and everywhere else their homes, but they become real problems when they come into contact with moist areas and are allowed to grow without being disturbed. If you have discovered a leak or a damp section in your home has been infested with mold, it is extremely tempting to attempt to remove it yourself. Unfortunately, mold remediation is not a do-it-yourself project. Read on to know why choosing not to hire a specialist to work on mold in your home can be dangerous and expensive.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Mold Remediation in Indianapolis: Do You Need It for Your Basement?

Many homeowners have not taken the time or made the effort to finish out their basements, and unfinished basements often are not waterproofed or sealed. This creates a rather damp, dark environment that is ideal for mold growth. If you have found mold growth in your basement, you may be wondering if you need to schedule mold remediation. Some homeowners in Indianapolis may not view mold as a threat if it is not in a prime living area of their home. Others may have no plans to finish out the basement and may not understand that mold could spread to other areas.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mold Remediation in Indianapolis: Preventing Mold in Your Basement

Many basements that have not been sealed or finished out are rather dark, humid environments. While damp, unfinished basements are not necessarily pleasant environments for people to spend time in they are an ideal area for mold to take hold of. Mold can result in significant health issues for you and your family, and it can cause significant property damage that could quickly spread. Below are a few steps for homeowners in Indianapolis looking to avoid mold remediation to take to prevent mold growth in your basement. Waterproof Your Basement If your basement or crawlspace is not currently waterproof, now is a great time to move forward with a waterproofing project. There are a variety of options that to choose from to waterproof this area of your home. A couple choices would be either installing certain types of drywall sheeting or applying a waterproof paint to the walls.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Importance of Professional Foundation and Crawl Space Repair

Many homes in Indianapolis were built with at least a portion of their foundation having a crawl space. While many of these homes may have a larger basement area, the crawl space is a much smaller often difficult for an adult to stand in. This can make it difficult for homeowners to inspect the area for damage, as well as for foundation repair to be completed. If you are concerned about repair issues in the crawlspace, a professional service is a good idea. Why Crawl Spaces Are So Difficult to Repair Crawl spaces are very small, tight areas by definition. While they may have a short vertical height that means that you must stoop, walk on your knees or even crawl, they may also have limited lighting, as well as limited space for horizontal movement.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Foundation Repair Tips: What to Do If Your Foundation is damaged

If you believe that your home’s foundation is damaged, you may understandably be filled with feelings of anxiety and fear. The foundation is the main support of the home and the building’s structural integrity is dependent on the stability of the foundation. You may worry about the condition of your home as well as the cost to repair the damage. While some minor shifting and adjustment to the foundation is normal, more significant damage should be repaired as soon as possible. If you have noticed signs of damage to your foundation and are interested in foundation repair, you should follow a few important steps. Schedule a Foundation Inspection Foundation issues can cause structural and cosmetic damage to your home that can be costly to fix, and even be a safety concern for your home’s inhabitants. You should schedule a foundation inspection as soon as you notice signs of damage.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Improve the Air Quality in Your Home by Waterproofing Your Basement

Water in your basement can create mold, mildew issues and can draw pests. Waterproofing your basement will improve air quality and keep harmful pests and airborne organisms away. While a wet basement is a common issue that most homeowners deal with, it could also cause damage to the rest of the home, in addition to posing a potential health hazard. Whether your basement consistently floods during a heavy rain or experiences excess moisture during hot and humid summer weather, it may be in your best interest to waterproof it as soon as possible.