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New House With a Basement Below? Here are 7 Things to Keep in Mind

About 30% of homes across America have a basement. However, this number does not reflect the stark differences by region. If you’re from the south-central or Pacific regions of America, it’s very likely that you’ve never lived in a house with a basement. If not, there are some important factors to consider. Basements are useful …

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What Are Termites and How Can I Get Rid of Them

What are Termites and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, termites cause billions of dollars each year in structural damage. And, in total, property owners spend over 2 billion dollars treating and fixing this damage. Even though termites may seem like a small problem, it’s clear that they can cause a huge catastrophe. Luckily, if you know how to deal …

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Transform and Protect Your Home With Waterproofing System Installation

Transform and Protect Your Home With Waterproofing System Installation

Spring weather brings about lots of heavy rainfall. A heavy amount of rainfall can cause your basement walls to be subjected to increased stress from an effect called hydrostatic pressure. This effect grows much stronger when the surrounding soil is saturated with water. This is because the soil then pushes against the walls of the …

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Sustainable Materials for Your Home and Garden Projects

Sustainable Materials for Your Home and Garden Projects

Home and garden maintenance isn’t always sustainable. From plastic planters and chemical lawn treatments, to material waste in construction and home renovations, the way we manage our homes can have a significant impact in our local environments. The good news is, home upgrades can be made sustainably, and may even improve your home’s efficiency. Here …

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