Vertical Foundation Wall Crack

When is a vertical foundation wall crack a problem? When walking through your basement you will very often find a crack in the foundation wall that will look concerning. In most cases, these types of foundation wall cracks are not an indication of a bigger …

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Is it Time to Upgrade your Sump Pump Switch?

When we look at sump pump systems it is very important to take a look at the switch. Just like most mechanical equipment, if you don’t have a solid switch telling the sump pump when to pump water you can very easily get water coming …

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Is Your Sump Pump Backed Up?

In today’s world we have the advantage of being able to back up almost everything we own. When it comes to keeping your basement dry that includes the sump pump system. Technological advancements in using batteries to power our world have led to major improvements …

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Dry Soils Shrink Away from Foundations – Water pours in the basement

  It’s been a wonderful rainy 2 days in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  With severe drought conditions spreading across New England, the rain is a much welcomed weather event!  Everything has been so dried out that you’re probably thinking “Excellent, the ground will finally absorb all that …

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Damp and Musty – Get Rid of Spring Dampness and Musty Smells

  It’s the Spring-to-Summer season of humidity and dampness.  This time of year basements and crawlspaces begin to feel damp and humid.  You may find this dampness and humidity creating a nasty musty smell.  This musty smell wafts up into your living space.  Experts say that an …

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Home Improvement and Renovation Survey

The winner of the drawing for a $100 prize was Debbie K.  Lucky Number 3! We want to know how you feel about job-site environment cleanliness! Please take our short survey and let us know your thoughts. As a special “Thank You” for completing our …

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3 Simple Fall Clean-ups for a Dry Winter Basement

Brace yourselves New Englanders, the leaves are beginning to turn color and that means that the white wintery stuff is not too far off in the future.  Let’s just focus on the Fall today though, shall we? There are plenty of chores and Fall clean-up …

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Basement Photo Friday – Have you seen these white lines?

  It’s getting warmer and drier out there and it’s time to think about household projects, both indoor and outdoor.  Is your basement on the list?    If you have ventured down into your basement recently and noticed that your basement walls and/or floors are …

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