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This week's post is once again a guest post. Working in the basement repair industry we often deal with foundation settlement issues and the many ways homeowners deal with them. Many homeowners don't even know they have a foundation problem until it is quite visible. Some will panic, some will di...
04/20/2010
We all know a wet basement is a hassle and something one wants to think about or deal with unless it is strictly necessary. As a homeowner, if you have one, you avoid going there as much as possible and you try not to think about it until the heavy rain season arrives. Then you lose your sleep ov...
04/14/2010
Guest post by Jacques Bouchard One of the most overlooked and neglected parts of a basement finishing plan is the basement ceiling design. When a basement ceiling isn’t looking its best, or it’s incompatible with the best lighting for your home, then you simply can’t make the most of your basemen...
12/31/2009
Many families felt the pinch of a shaky economy this year, and with the holidays nearing there is no better time to reach out and help. This year, more than ever, CT Valley Toys for Tots drive, organized by the Valley United Way and TEAM, Inc., saw the demand increase while the donations went dow...
12/17/2009
Wet basements are a homeowner's and a real estate agent's worst nightmare. The dingy walls, the awfull smells, the water stains are definitely not an asset ,and may render an otherwise good piece of property impossible to sell. Wet basements are not just ugly and smelly. They are bad for your hea...
12/01/2009
By Jacques Bouchard   For some homeowners keeping the basement dry has become a relentless, ongoing battle. Coating after coating of waterproof paint peels off the basement walls, while the humidity just never seems to stop. Mold grows on everything, and you lose an entire floor’s worth of possi...
11/18/2009
Guest Post by Jacques Bouchard In the crawl space business, we’ve been calling crawl space vents a “housing epidemic” for well over a decade. And this is by no means an exaggeration- the money that is lost in crawl spaces because of the vents and dirt or concrete walls is enormous. Go ahead and d...
11/17/2009
A dingy, moldy and damp basement is more than a eye sore when it comes to selling your home. In this troubled market and economy, it can actually hurt your chances of selling a house. Let's face it: who wants to buy a home with an ugly, damp basement when they can find listed homes in much better...
11/09/2009
The last thing any home buyer wants is to find out that their dream home’s basement, which looked great when the house was bought, turned out to be a leaky one.  Although in many states the law mandates that sellers disclose serious problems such as wet basements, you can’t rely on seller disclos...
10/26/2009
Transformed in sophisticated home theaters, fully accessorized “man caves”, play rooms, home offices, home gyms, and even extra bedrooms for growing families, finished basements are becoming increasingly popular. With the housing crisis and the credit crunch, many homeowners who once considered m...
10/20/2009
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