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Here in the Western PA area, the health of your foundation is impacted greatly by the freeze / thaw cycle. This is one reason that small basement cracks tend to become large ones. During the process of the freeze/thaw cycle,  water makes its way into cracks and holes in the foundation. Then the...

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Winter has arrived here in the Pittsburgh area and it comes with challenges to keep your basement and foundation safe and dry. Because ice and snow are water in solid form, it may seem that waterproofing your home’s foundation is not as much of a concern in the colder winter months but, well, it is....

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TEN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOLD! Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold g...

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 Moisture negatively impacts the structural integrity of houses. Research documenting this damage dates back many years but became more prevalent with the progressive tightening of residential houses that began in earnest during the energy crisis of the 1970s (Sherwood and TenWolde 1982). The e...

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This is the 2nd part of a 3 part series... Basement moisture sourcesRain and groundwaterIn a 1-inch rain, 1,250 gallons of water fall on the roof of a 2,000-square-foot house. Without proper grading, gutters and downspouts, some of this water flows into the basement. The below-grade water table...

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A problem that can damage your health and home Moisture problems in existing basements are very common, but often are not understood or properly treated. In a basement that is seldom used and separate from the living spaces above, this may not present a great problem. However, most basements are con...

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Please refer t this handy printable guide the EPA has created regarding mold, moisture and your home. https://www.epa.gov/mold/printable-version-brief-guide-mold-moisture-and-your-home

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