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How Landscaping Can Prevent Basement Flooding

What if we told you that you could kill two birds with one stone when it comes to preventing your basement from flooding. Some flooding problems may be directly related to the landscaping around your house, so you may be able to stop your basement from flooding while updating your landscaping. Here are a few […]

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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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Simple Sump Pump Maintenance

Whether your house came with a sump pump, or you installed one yourself, properly maintaining your sump pump system is key to making sure it works when you need it. The last thing you want is to find out your sump pump isn’t working while your basement floods from a heavy rain. It may take […]

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Ever Heard of “Street Creep”?

Ever heard of “street creep“? It’s a real thing. Over time, some homes suffer from movement and shifting due to exterior elements, in particular homes around street intersections. This can cause foundation and driveway/walkway movement. The good news is that this can be repaired and you can experience full recovery. This month’s featured project, focuses […]

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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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What the Cracks in Your Walls are telling You

Cracks in concrete are a fact of life. Even the newest poured concrete can develop cracks as it settles and temperatures change. Monitoring any cracks your walls or floors develop can head off any serious issues before they get out of hand. Cracks in foundation walls have the possibility of getting much worse. Cracks can […]

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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 […]