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Home Improvement

Sump Pump Not Working

A sump pump is a small but essential addition to your home. It’s what prevents you from standing in water up to your ankles after

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Waterproofing

How to Clean Your Sump Pump

A sump pump is a hard-working piece of equipment that prevents your basement from flooding out. It diverts excess groundwater away from the house, stopping

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salt blocks in newly installed water softener
Home Improvement

Do I Need a Water Softener?

A water softener is a filtration system that works through a process known as ion exchange. It eliminates excess levels of magnesium and calcium from

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house that has had plumbing work done in during the winter
Plumbing

Winter Plumbing Tips

The Winter season can do quite a number on your plumbing system. Thankfully, you can do a few things to ensure an efficient and healthy

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Drain

Weeping Tiles 101

Foundation cracks are one of the worst things that you can see on your home. These often happen as a result of drainage issues, which

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comparison of slab vs crawl foundation
Home Improvement

Crawlspace vs. Slab Foundation

Is it better to have a crawlspace or slab? This is a common question among those planning to build a house. A crawlspace used to be the primary type of foundation, but today, however, slab foundations are becoming more popular.

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Drain

Floor Drain Maintenance

Many property owners neglect their floor drains because they work efficiently, and there’s little need to check them until it’s too late. The primary purpose

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close view of catch basin in the rain
Waterproofing

How to Repair a Catch Basin

If you own or operate a commercial or residential property with a catch basin, you will inevitably need to repair it.Catch basins require regular maintenance

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residential catch basin in the lawn
Drain

Catch Basins 101

Does your front yard look like a marsh after it rains? A catch basin might be the answer. Not only do catch basins keep up

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What is a window well
Waterproofing

What is a Window Well?

Although basements weren’t traditionally designed to have windows, most modern homeowners prefer them to let light into their basements. Window wells are cutouts that go

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Curtain Drains
FAQ

What is a Curtain Drain? How is it different from a French Drain?

A curtain drain is an underground trench that slopes downward. It usually begins around two feet below ground level and is one and a half feet wide. Gravel fills the hole to give the water somewhere to go. A French drain sits at ground-level. You can see the gravel even with the ground around it. These are frequently installed in yards or on lots that already have some slope to them. French drains can take advantage of the existing terrain and move water accordingly.

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