2016

  • Five Tips For Helping A Neighbor Or Friend Who's Suffered Water Damage

    If you've ever experienced a disaster like fire or water damage in your home before, you know how uprooted and fragile the experience can make you feel. Now that someone you know is going through the same thing, you may wonder how you can best help them weather the damage and come out strong on the other side. Here are some common sense tips to help you help them without being insensitive or making a nuisance of yourself.
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  • Wet Basement Causes And Solutions

    Water in the basement represents a potentially serious problem, one that can lead to everything from rot, to mildew, to outright flooding. Fortunately, it may not be as difficult as you assume to eliminate some common causes of unwanted moisture. If you have a wet basement that has been causing you anxiety, read on. This article will discuss two common causes—and solutions. Landscaping Runoff The land around your home plays what may be the single largest role in your basement's relationship with moisture intrusion.
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  • Window Wells And Flooded Basements

    Nothing strikes fear into the heart of the average homeowner quite like the thought of a flooded basement. Yet, for many, the ways in which water penetrate a home remain shrouded in mystery. If you would like to help protect your home against flooding by learning more about vulnerable parts of the basement, read on. This article will discuss how window wells can provide a point of entry for unwanted water.
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  • Assessing a Home for Signs of Water Damage

    There are a lot of things to be on the lookout for when purchasing a new home. Few, however, are more important than signs of past water damage, which may have compromised the structural integrity of the house in serious ways. If you are in the market for a new home and would like to learn more about recognizing signs of water damage, read on. This article will discuss two important points of inspection.
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  • Using Sand Blasting To Refinish And Parkerize Your Firearms

    Whether you collect antiques or simply like to keep your firearms in mint condition, there are few ways to get a spotless finish and years of protection like Parkerization. This process exposes the gun to phosphoric acid and other chemicals to create a strong, corrosion-resistant chemical coating. But before a gun can be Parkerized, it must first be stripped and the metal surfaces exposed. Perhaps the fastest and most effective way to accomplish this prep-work is through sand blasting with fine media.
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  • Preparing Your Concrete Basement Walls For Waterproofing

    If you have an extremely wet basement, then it is wise to remove the water from the space before mold and mildew start to form. Basement waterproofing involves work both indoors and outdoors, and you can complete some of the techniques yourself. Indoor techniques include placing waterproofing paint. There are several things you should do before adding the paint, like the following. Dry The Walls Most basement waterproofing paints work by creating an impenetrable and flexible seal that keeps water from moving into your basement.
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  • How To Repair A Leak In Your Roof

    Leaky roofs can be caused by a number of problems. It could have been caused by rotten wood beneath your shingles, a roof vent issue, or even from poorly caulked dormer windows. No matter the cause of your leak, if left undetected, it can cause a bigger problem such as interior damage or even mold/mildew problems. See below for helpful tips on how to repair a leak, as well as preventative maintenance you can be doing to help prevent these leaks.
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  • FAQs About Winter Fires

    During the winter, there is an increased risk of experiencing a house fire. Before the winter season arrives, it is important that you and your family take precautions to protect yourself fire. You also need to be prepared in case a fire does occur. Here are some things you need to know before winter arrives. Why Are Fires More Likely in Winter? There are a number of reasons that the chances of experiencing a house fire is increased.
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  • 3 Simple Steps To Take To Help You Control Moisture In Your Basement

    If your basement is musty and damp, it's probably because there is water leaking in somehow. This type of problem is extremely common, but it is not the type of problem you should ignore, because ignoring it will only lead to further issues. The best thing you can do if you have a musty basement is hire a contractor to perform waterproofing services. If you would prefer trying something a little cheaper than this, you may want to do the following three things to help control the amount of moisture you have in your basement.
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