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How Can Basement Walls Leak in The Winter?

There is no one simple answer to why your basement walls may be leaking, even though everything outside is frozen. There are many possibilities, from cracks in your walls, your foundation is at the base of a slope, poor soil quality, and even hydrostatic pressure....

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7 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Handyman

7 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Handyman

The holidays are approaching, and it’s the perfect time to start shopping. There are several staple tools that every handyman should have, and might already! Below are a few ideas from stocking stuffers to larger items. Stud Finder If your handyman doesn’t have a stud...

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Basement Water Problems in Erie, PA

Erie gets an average of 44 inches of rain a year. To put that in perspective, Seattle, frequently considered the city that receives the most rainfall in the US, only averages 38 inches a year. Because of being right on Lake Erie with several long creeks going...

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Common Basement Problems in Pittsburgh, PA

Common Basement Problems in Pittsburgh, PA

Homes in Pittsburgh, PA, are not immune to water problems. Pittsburgh gets an average of 38 inches of rain a year and about 28 inches of snow. All of that water can lead to significant basement and foundation problems. If you are reading this blog, you probably...

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Summer Humidity Trapped in Basements

Summer humidity trapped in basements - How this happens and what to do Homeowners dread moisture in their basement. Having any form of water in your basement can cause many problems, including black mold and cracks in the walls. The summer’s humidity can only make it...

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