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Top 5 Ways To Waterproof Your Crawl Space

Maintaining a dry crawl space is one of the most important steps a homeowner can take to help prevent costly repairs down the road. A wet crawl space can lead to mold growth, structural wood rot, musty smells, and even foundation failure. These types of problems can also be caused by excessive moisture in a crawl space. Standing water or even excessive moisture in a crawl space can be caused by a few different reasons. During heavy rains water can seep up into the crawl space from the dirt…

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Added by Adam Swain on February 1, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Top 3 Overlooked Ways To Save Money on Energy

One of the most expensive aspects of being a homeowner, other than a mortgage, is money spent toward heating and cooling your home. It becomes a balancing act of sorts, trying to find that perfect comfort level in your home. As many homeowners know, finding that comfort level proves even more difficult with the more people living in your home. 

As homeowners we look for every advantage to achieve this comfort level while at the same time trying to save money on our energy cost. This…

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Added by Adam Swain on October 22, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top 7 Worst Crawl Space Repairs

Many homeowners searching the internet for crawlspace repair information end up in home repair forums. While there is some good information out there, there are many examples of bad and outdated advice related to repairing crawlspaces. I have witnessed firsthand the results of unprofessional crawlspace repair and would like to set the record straight on what I consider to be the worst 5 crawlspace repairs I've seen.



1. Adding more foundation vents…

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Added by Larry Ralph Jr on March 10, 2014 at 6:54pm — 20 Comments

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