Before Finishing The Basement In Your Old House, Take Steps To Reduce Mold Growth

Moisture issues are a problem in many homes, but basements especially have a reputation for damp conditions and musty smells. If you're hoping to finish the basement space in your older home, you need to be realistic about potential moisture and mold problems before you undertake any finishing. Here are the initial steps you should take before you begin.  1. Remove any and all mold that is currently present in the home. Read More 

How To Repair A Broken Seam In Aluminum Gutters

Aluminum gutter seams can separate over time after repeated exposure to sun, rain, ice and wind. These broken seams not only permit water to leak, they also can weaken the gutter structure and eventually may damage the gutters or even the fascia. However, repairing these seams is not difficult and can be accomplished with just a few minutes work. Below are the supplies and tools you will need, as well as easy-to-follow directions for fixing broken seams in aluminum gutters: Read More 

Black Water: Protect Your Home From Damage With A Fill Dirt Fort

When a sewer line backs up or breaks in your yard, it can quickly threaten your home with black water. Black water can be extremely difficult to remove from your home, but you can take steps to keep it out before it causes too much damage. If you don't do something immediately, your family could be at risk for a host of medical problems, including parasitic infections and disease. Here's what black water is and how you can reduce the destruction it causes in your home with a fill dirt fort. Read More 

Flash Flood Warning? Basement Flooding Prevention Tips to Do in Advance

Flash floods can bring an enormous amount of water in a short amount of time. When a flash flood warning is issued for your area, you have very little time to prepare. It's important to understand that no matter what preparations you do, there's not much that can hold back the amount of water a flash flood can bring. However, it is important to reduce the risks of dangerous conditions in a flooded basement. Read More 

Remodeling Your Home? 2 Ways To Protect Your Investment

Are you planning on remodeling your house? After scrimping and saving for years, you might be excited to run to the store, gather some supplies, and start a few projects. Unfortunately, unless you work as a professional contractor, it isn't always easy to know what to tackle first and which materials to use. Here are two ways to protect your investment so that you don't end up with buyer's remorse later:  Read More