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Your Spring Weather Basement Checklist

With spring comes the rain. While that may be a good thing for your yard, it may be bad for your basement. Spring means the return of severe weather, and if you are not prepared, it could spell disaster for your basement. Here are a few things to check before the spring showers come: Check […]

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What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

Have you ever wondered exactly what is making your basement walls crack and bow? If you live in Nebraska and have water in your basement, there is a good chance that this is due to hydrostatic pressure, but what exactly does that mean? Hydrostatic pressure is the force the water in the soil exerts onto […]

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Concrete Painting – How to do it Right

This aint your normal paint job. Painting concrete is a whole other animal compared to painting drywall. Drywall can be painted in a day or two, you will need at least a week to properly paint cement. The trick lies in the cement itself, it breathes, absorbs moisture, and sucks up paint. We think concrete […]

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Waterproofing Your Basement

It’s every homeowner’s worst fear, you come home from work or a night out, you head down to the basement, and there’s water. Whether it is just a musty smell, wet patches on your walls, or standing water, any water infiltration into your basement is a serious problem. If you encounter any of these do […]

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Preparing Your Home For Foundation and Concrete Repairs

Finding out that your home needs foundation repairs is less than exciting. Foundation repairs are generally more expensive and more invasive than a broken dishwasher or a leaky faucet, but they’re usually more important. If your home is facing structural issues, you could be compromising the safety of you and your family, which is why […]

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Could Winter Weather Be Ruining My Foundation?

Having to shovel the driveway and spending and arm and a leg to heat your home aren’t the only drawbacks of winter in the Midwest. The cold temperatures also affect your home’s foundation, and may even be compromising its structural integrity. Get familiar with these adverse effects that winter can bear on your home as […]

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Preparing Your Basement for Winter

  Fall is upon us. In the midst of the beautiful weather and pumpkin spice lattes, it’s important not to forget one key fact: winter is coming, and winter can wreak serious havoc on your home if you’re not prepared. Basement flooding is an issue usually associated with springtime, but your home is still susceptible […]

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What’s Causing Cracks in My Walls?

  Even the most structurally sound homes may experience cracks in the walls over time. Some cracks are signs of a serious issue, and some aren’t anything to worry about. But one thing’s for sure– cracks are unsightly and can’t detract from the value of your home. So what causes cracks in your walls, and […]

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Risk Factors That Can Damage Your Foundation

There may be things you’re doing on a regular basis, or even things you’re completely unaware of, that are causing damage to your home’s foundation. Foundation repairs are no joke, and can be very costly depending on the severity. The first step in preventing foundational issues is to become familiar with the things that threaten […]