Preparing for storms and floods is the best way to minimize damage when they do occur.
Have you secured your basement to prepare for flooding? Flooding is one of the most natural and common disasters that happen all over the world. If you feel that you’re basement isn’t as secure as it should be, then don’t worry.
From causes to solutions, here is everything that you need to know about basement floods!
Understanding how floods start will also help in understanding how we should prepare our basement and our house in case it ever happens again. There are a lot of reasons why floods occur. Flash floods that happen due to the sudden rise in water levels and arrives without warning.
Groundwater flood is caused by long periods of rain and the ground becomes too saturated with water that it cannot absorb any more of it. Thus accumulating water above the grounds surface resulting into a flood.
Neglecting your basement humidity can cause mold growth, leading to air quality issues in the living area.
Let’s be honest, you probably have a bunch of stuff in your basement right now. While it’s reasonable to neglect your basement from time to time, doing so can trigger mold growth in the long run.
This can create a bigger problem, so below we’ll discuss how basement mold grows, what causes it, and how to clean and prevent it.
Crawl space encapsulation costs depend on a wide range of factors including size, current condition and materials used.
Encapsulating your crawl space is a great home improvement that increases your overall house condition in terms of comfort and energy savings.
So, how much does it cost to encapsulate a crawl space? The average cost is about $5,500, but it can also be as low as $1,500 or as high as $35,000.
The cost really depends on multiple factors such as size, condition, and materials. In order to have a better idea, we will try to break it down for you.
The first thing you should note is the condition of your crawl space. You can’t start work without knowing what your crawl space needs. It’s better to have a general idea of your space before calling in expert advise.
Updating your crawl space for today’s standards increases your home value, just like upgrades to your living area.
The act of increasing a home’s value is usually associated with the more obvious improvements, such as, renovating your kitchen or updating your bathroom fixtures. But did you know that one of the best ways to improve your home value is something that you technically can’t even see?
Crawl space encapsulation adds some serious value to your home, and the following steps will guide you toward that goal.
Completed crawl space encapsulation project.
Does your crawl space meet today’s standards? If you’re like most homeowners, then the answer is likely “no.” Crawl spaces are rarely considered when it comes to updating the home, but upgrading your crawl space is just as important as updating your kitchen or attic.
The following guide will help you understand how to update your crawl space to meet today’s standards.