Category: Dry Basement Wisconsin

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Dry Rot Repair that Doesn’t Require Wood Replacement

Dry Rot When you learn you have dry rot, one of your first thoughts will probably be the dread of having to replace the wood. This is often what many professionals recommend in order to stop the rot from spreading after the treatment process. Replacement is also necessary to deal with weakened and unsightly sections….

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3 Potential Risks of a Humid Basement Environment

If you have a basement in your home, you will agree it is not the most livable part of the property. Like many other homes, the problem lies in a humid basement environment, which creates poor indoor air quality. These humidity levels rise due to seepage from outside indicating a structural problem. To fully appreciate…

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Things You Need To Know About Basement Moisture Control

It is imperative that you know as much as possible about controlling moisture levels in your basement. Allowing those levels to go too high can mean potential health issues for everyone in your home. You also have to consider the structural damage that comes with excess moisture. Most people are unaware of basement moisture and…

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How to Diagnose a Basement Leak in Milwaukee

Whether you use your basement for storage, a workshop, or as finished living space, a basement leak is never a good thing. Signs of water mean potential water damage, mold, mildew, rot and an unhealthy basement environment. Water stains, puddles, paint bubbles and chipping, condensation, and musty odors can all be signs of a basement leak in…

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wet-basements

The Link Between Wet Basements and Asthma

While there isn’t a proven definitive cause of asthma for every asthmatic, researchers have discovered a link between asthma and wet basements. Approximately 34 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma and an estimated 300 million worldwide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 15% of people with asthma developed the disease, or saw…

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Foundation Waterproofing in Wisconsin

Common applications for exterior foundation waterproofing membranes- Grading Problems: The elevation of the grading around the home is often an issue. Does your home have a sidewalk, patio, or a driveway right next to it? If your patio, for example, is located right next to the house and sits higher than the top of the…

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Dry Basement Wisconsin

Keep Your Gutters Clean for a Dry Basement

Dry basements begin with effective exterior surface drainage. If water is allowed to pool against your home, it will eventually work its way inside. And that’s exactly why it’s important to keep your gutters clean, and the water flowing during these Fall months. As leaves and twigs fall from the trees, they landing on your…

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