Monday, March 30, 2015

Indianapolis Mold Remediation Services Stop Home Sale Loss Due to Mold


Under Indiana law, home sellers are required to disclose information regarding the general state of the property before sealing the deal. The disclosure form provides everything a buyer needs to know that could influence his or her decision to buy. Failure to make a proper disclosure gives a buyer, who is caught unaware by an undisclosed problem, the right to sue the seller. Among the details that are included in the disclosure are the presence of hazardous conditions, including gas leaks, asbestos in the walls, flammable chemicals, and mold. It should be followed by a short description of the actions that have been or will be taken to mitigate the condition. If the seller isn’t certain of any hazardous condition, he or she can check “Do Not Know” on the form.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Call Indianapolis Foundation Repair Experts to Avoid Basement Flooding


The changing of the seasons brings its fair share of weather anomalies. In some parts of the country, the transition from snow to springtime oftentimes causes flooding (from several inches to a few feet) due to the melting of frozen ground. Basement maintenance experts give some pointers on what needs to be done to prevent household flooding as much as possible. Residents of Indianapolis should take note; given the amount of snow winter has brought to the city. The Basement Casualty Obviously the lowest point of the house is the first to be affected by floodwater, making the basement the most common casualty. According to Flood Smart, damage caused by an inch of water to a 1000 square foot home can cost up to $10,000 to fix. Imagine the cost to repair damage from six inches of water.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Benefits of Getting Basement Waterproofing in the Indianapolis Area


The basement of your Indiana home is known to be one of the areas in the house that has a high amount of moisture and is, therefore, vulnerable to leaks and flooding. Instead of waiting for these disasters to happen, you should invest in basement waterproofing in the Indianapolis area. Otherwise, you’d be spending a lot more to repair your water-damaged basement and to replace lost or damaged properties. Long-Term Investment Many people hesitate to waterproof their basement because of the cost. What they don’t realize, however, is that waterproofing around Indianapolis is far less expensive than other alternatives. Waterproofing would also prevent the damage that may arise from floods and leaks and would add more value to their house. According to a NuWire Investor article, a waterproofed basement increases the livable floor space by up to thirty to fifty percent.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Indianapolis Foundation Repairs: Spotting Signs of Weakness or Damage


Whether you’ve been living in your home for a long time or looking to acquire a new one, you need to keep an eye out for signs of a damaged foundation. Failure to spot the early signs of a weak or damaged foundation could lead to tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. Knowing how to find these weak or damaged spots with the help of companies that do residential and commercial repairs of Indianapolis foundations can be useful, to avoid big problems in the future. Where to Look As the saying goes, knowing is half the battle. This is especially true in spotting signs of foundation damage. Knowing what to look for and where is crucial. Start by looking for chipping or flaking in areas that are made of concrete. This is a serious common problem for houses built in the early 1990s and would need immediate action.
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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Health Hazards of a Mold Infestation

A mold infestation isn’t only a sight for sore eyes nor is it only damaging to the structure of a house, there are bigger dangers to these spores, especially during prolonged exposure. Molds are unavoidable and there is no way to prevent the spores from entering your home. The best way to ensure that an infestation does not invade your home is to make sure that your house is free of excess moisture and to eliminate damp areas. If a home is left for a mold infestation, the occupant’s health will most likely be affected.

 

Symptoms of Mold Exposure

It may be difficult to detect molds growing within the house, particularly if they are hidden behind walls and crawlspace. These are the following symptoms you or your family will most likely feel if you are exposed to mold:

• Nasal and sinus congestion coupled with a runny nose.

• Eye irritation such as itchy, red, and water eyes.

• Reparatory problems that can range from wheezing, difficulty with breathing, tightness in chest.

• Constant coughing fits which leads to throat irritation.

• Sneezing fits.
 

Controlling the Mold Situation

Avoiding an excessive infestation can be done by following these simple suggestions:

• Keep the humidity level as low as possible.

• Ensure that your home is well ventilated.

• Fix leaks inside the house as not to provide moisture for the mold to grow.

• Clean up and dry your house with 24-48 hours after a flood.

• Clean bathrooms and other moisture prone areas with mold killing products.

 These tips are useful to keep the mold under control, but if you have noticed that there is more mold than you can handle, call an expert in mold remediation as soon as possible. Don’t wait for the symptoms to start up, keep yourself and your family safe.
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Why is It Important?

Water mixed with bacteria, waste and dirt can lead to a devastating situation inside your home. Moisture can build up, promoting the growth of mold in basements and crawlspaces. These molds release airborne spores that travel through the air, causing health problems, like allergies and asthma, to your family.




When the mold gets on a porous surface, it can gradually eat away at the underlying material until there’s nothing left. This is just one reason why mold remediation is important. A small preventative measure can save your house from serious structural problems. It can save your family from getting sick.




Mold is a serious enemy that you should never take lightly. Have you seen black mold on your basement or crawl space? If you have, there’s no time to waste. Immediate action is needed. Delaying the need for mold removal could have huge repercussions on your assets and the health of your family. Would you take that risk? Visit American Basement Solutions for effective mold remediation for your basement or crawlspaces.
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Benefits of Waterproofing

Moving into a new home? Are you considering getting your basement waterproofed? If not, you are missing out on protection your basement needs. It is common for a person to think about home ownership and home improvement while overlooking the fact that the basement is not waterproofed. Moisture can be a serious problem. A damp basement can cause structural damage, loss of property value, and—even worse—health problems for you and your family. There are a lot of benefits you can get from waterproofing your basement. Here are a few more reasons to waterproof your basement:

 

1. If you don’t change the way you look at your basement, you may be wasting an entire floor. Waterproofing the basement will increase the floor space and value of your home.

2. Waterproofing can help prevent the growth of dangerous molds, which can take a great deal of effort to remove and can damage walls, paper, food, and even your family’s health.

3. You can save energy costs by waterproofing. Sealing up cracks can increase energy efficiency by preventing cold air getting in during the fall and winter seasons.

4. Waterproofing the basement can prevent serious health risks.

5. It protects your investment. Take action to ensure long-term health for the very foundation where your home stands on. Besides, you also have to maintain the value of your home if you are considering the possibility of selling it in the future.
 
 
Simply put, waterproofing the basement is something all homeowners need to consider. Get your basement sealed today. Visit American Basement Solutions for your basement waterproofing needs.
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Solace Heating and Cooling


American Basement Solutions recommends Solace Heating and Cooling to all of our satisfied customers in central Indiana.
Solace Heating and Cooling offers quality installation, diagnostic, repair and maintenance of furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps. Solace Heating and Cooling is Indiana’s premier heating, cooling, & refrigeration company.  They provide quality services and products for residential and commercial customers to satisfy all of your heating and air conditioning needs.

See why Central and Southern Indiana trust their homes to Solace.  They value their customers and are committed to providing the best quality service and repairs in the industry. 

Like ABS, Solace Heating and Air Conditioning is a family owned and operated business founded on the basic principles of honesty, integrity, and excellence. It has always been their goal to offer their customers exceptional services at the best possible price, and we will not settle for less than total customer satisfaction.  By the time they leave your home, you'll only trust Solace with all your heating, air-conditioning, or refrigeration needs. 

They offer Heating and Cooling in the following areas of Indiana:

Give them a call for your free, no-obligation estimate. 1-317-447-1877


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Floor Joists and Beam Repair Review

Marlene H.
Noblesville, IN 
 
Category: 
Structural Engineering
 
Services Performed: 
Yes

Hire Again: 
Yes
 
Approximate Cost: 
$6,000.00
 
Home Build Year: 
1977
 
Description Of Work: 
I have lived in my house for seven years and my floor was uneven and had a large bump. When my cat ran through the room, the floors shook!  I had been in the crawlspace several times myself to access the damage. There was no moisture barrier and all of the vents were open year round.  As a DYIer, I was looking into doing the work myself,  I decided I had to hire an expert for a job that major.  I do not like hiring contractors, number one because I don't trust them and number two they charge so much. I needed my main beam, some sill plates and several floor joists replaced as well as a moisture barrier laid.  I got several estimates and chose American Basement Solutions. My reasons for hiring them is because it is a family business, Larry Jr. was very informative and honest with the work that needed to be done and the price was right.  After all was said and done I had 16 floor joists replaced 24 feet of main beam replaced, 20 feet of sill plate replaced and three additional piers installed.They also laid the moisture barrier that I had purchased three years ago to do myself and never did. I am going to tape the seams of the moisture barrier and install the moisture barrier on the walls myself as well as close the vents off and place the underground drain pipes from the gutters.

Member Comments: 
The job took three days and I was there on day one and three.  The  first and second day Aaron, Josh and Daniel were working, on day three Larry Jr, Josh and Daniel were there and Aaron came by between some appointments to help out. The guys were GREAT!  They took time to answer all of my questions and explain to me how to encapsulate the crawlspace and run underground drains for my downspouts to draw moisture away from the house so I could do it myself to save money.  The guys were very professional and only took a couple of breaks. They didn't even take a lunch break on day three and they were here for over 6 hours! The job is done very well and looks so nice. I was down there with them on day three watching and learning. There is no way i could have done this myself. THANK YOU to the team for your hard work and attention to detail. The job site is completely clean and you can't tell I had anything done from the outside. Too bad I can't show it off!!! I cannot say enough good things about this company!

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OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Additional Questions Answered when completing this review
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on
How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth
How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week
Did you find the company through Angie's List? no
If no, what was the other source? Internet search
Why did you choose this contractor? other, Family owned and run and honesty
Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company
What did you like most about this contractor? The team
What did you like least about this contractor? None
What surprises came up during the course of the work? None
What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? HIRE THEM!
What words of advice would you give this contractor? Keep up the good work
This is your space. Feel free to give us your two cents ... or quote your favorite movie? Wherever you go there you are

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Crawlspace Sewage Remediation Review

Cory Baker
Martinsville, IN 46151
 
Categories: 
Foundation Repair
Insulation
Mold Testing & Remediation
Water & Smoke Damage
Wells & Pumps
 
Services Performed: 
Yes
 
Work Completed Date: 
February 08, 2013
 
Last Modified Date: 
April 17, 2013
 
Hire Again: 
Yes
 
Approximate Cost: 
$5,925.00
 
Description Of Work: 
In late January, we had a septic pipe burst and had a mess in our crawlspace...having trouble getting answers from insurance company and getting work completed quickly, American Basement Solutions was able to come out and give us a quote and discussed with us a solution of Encapsulating our crawl...within 2 days, they cleaned the sewage spill thoroughly and installed a drainage system and then encapsulated the crawlspace! Our crawl looks so nice and clean with what they did and all for a great price!!  Our problem was fixed quickly and professionally and they arrived at time they told us they would and completed the work when they said! It has been a few months and it still looks the way it did when they first completed...nice and clean...and I can go under my house without getting dirty or muddy!  The environment is so much different in our crawl now...should tell a difference this next summer and winter with our heating/cooling bill!  I would recommend American Basement Solutions to anyone needing work done in their basement or foundation!  Very professional and polite to talk and work with!!
 
Member Comments: 
While working with our insurance company to get this taken care of, we had waited for approx 3 weeks with the smell and everything else going on under our house that I finally took it upon myself to call American Basement Solutions and within a few days the job was completed and we were back to normal but not only back to normal, we were actually better than before because of the crawlspace encapsulation which we learned was a great service for our home in the long run!!  From the time they gave us the quote to when the workers showed up to do the job, everyone was so polite and very knowledgable on what they were doing and kept me up to date on what was going on! Like I said before, I will recommend them to anyone I know needs work done in their line of work!!

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OverallA
PriceA
QualityA
ResponsivenessA
PunctualityA
ProfessionalismA
Additional Questions Answered when completing this review
 
How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on
How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money's worth
How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week
Did you find the company through Angie's List? no
If no, what was the other source? friend recommended
Why did you choose this contractor? location, reputation
Have you used this company before? this is the first time I've used this company
What did you like most about this contractor? informative, polite, professional, prompt
What did you like least about this contractor? nothing
What surprises came up during the course of the work? no surprises...maybe how clean they kept worksite!
What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? this company is very professional and will do very good, honest work!!
What words of advice would you give this contractor? Keep on doing what you are doing, couldn't have asked for a better company to do the job!!
This is your space. Feel free to give us your two cents ... or quote your favorite movie? ABS is a very highly respected company that does great work...they should be on top of everyones list if they need work done in their line of work!! Thank you for allowing me to write this review!!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

ABS launches The Crawl Space Company Website

American Basement Solutions has launched a new division with an informative website about crawlspace problems and solutions called The Crawlspace Company. The Crawl Space Company Services include:
The Crawl Space Company Website also offers solutions and information about the most common crawl space problems such as:

 Wet Crawlspaces
Crawlspace Flooding
Mold & Mildew
Musty Odors
Sagging Floors
High Energy Bills
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Cold Floors
Crawlspace Condensation
Insect & Animal Infestations
Wood Rot
Termite Damage
Foundation Settlement
Foundation Cracks
Dust Mites & Allergens

Feel Free to look over the site and comment here on the blog about the website. We hope this site will better educate our customers of the problems and solutions of crawlspace foundations.

Larry Ralph Jr.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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