Sump Pump Drainage Issues

DIY Basement Waterproofing

  Sump pumps are great for a number of reasons. Not only do they prevent water from pooling in your basement, but they also prevent mold and mildew from forming, which can cause serious health issues. Without a sump pump, you hold the risk of your basement flooding, causing further damage to your home. While

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Save Your Foundation This Winter

With winter right around the corner, it is important to start to prepare your home for the colder months. When you think of preparing your home for winter, the first things that probably come to your mind are raking your leaves, preparing to turn the heat on, and so on. But, have you thought about

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When Is a Wall Crack Serious?

diagonal concrete crack in Cedar Rapids home

What Causes Wall Cracks? We’ve been working on many homes in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids this summer. We have had a lot of questions from homeowners on how serious cracks are in their homes. We get it, if you have noticed cracks in your basement walls, you probably wondered whether the crack was minor

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Bowing Walls in Your Iowa Basement?

What Causes Bowing Walls? When you first start noticing that you have bowing walls in your basement, chances are that the problem has been going on for a long time. Usually bowing walls are caused by hydrostatic (water) pressure from the soil outside of the foundation. When the pressure of the soil exceeds the holding

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