Month: January 2013

What To Do if My House Floods

A basement flood is one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares. At the Basement Health Association, we often talk about prevention when it comes to basement flooding. But what if it is too late to talk about waterproofing applications or those waterproofing systems fail in a serious disaster? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put together…

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Understanding the Risks of Radon

Radon is a cancer-causing soil gas that can seep into your home through foundation cracks, seams, and gaps in the sump pump or drainage system. Radon is colorless, odorless and radioactive. It occurs naturally in all soil types from decaying uranium in the soil. Because you can’t smell, see, or taste radon, the only way…

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Negative Effects on Hardwood Floors

The Basement’s or Crawlspace’s Negative Effects on Hardwood Floors purchases thoughcredit repair advice High humidity levels in basements and crawlspaces may be damaging your hardwood floors. If you haven’t had a flood and can’t identify a leak dripping onto your hardwood floors, but you still have hardwood floor damage it is most likely moisture problems…

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Understanding Sick Building Syndrome

The status of your basement or crawlspace could be making you and your family sick. The EPA says nearly 50{32139241e4574d71739665e265206cc0241a6321f53c59be91c83ca1707ea719} of indoor air comes from the lower levels of the house.  Think of how a chimney works; this same natural principle happens in our homes.  Pressure naturally pulls air up from the lower levels into…

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