Tips For Keeping A Dry Basement

stock-photo-6173250-pipes-under-houseMany of today’s homeowners are investing in refinishing their basements. Not only it provides them when extra living space, but as an extra nice feature when selling your house.

Many families are seeing their basement as an investment in their health as well.  The many problems associated with mold exposure are many. From respiratory problems (asthma attacks, wheezing), nasal and sinus congestion, hacking cough, eye irritation to problems to your nervous system like headaches, memory loss, mood changes, aches and pains.

According to FEMA, if your basement has any mold in an area that is more than 25 sq. ft.  You need to call a professional contractor to take care of the mold.

On the other hand, we are bringing you tips for having a dry basement and other news. Read the articles below.

Tips for keeping water out of your basement

Groundwater has a way of finding a route through any barrier, even concrete and block foundations. The culprit is called hydrostatic pressure.

With wet dirt on one side and a basement or crawl space on the other, pressure builds, mortar joints erode, cracks open and water flows in.

Tips for before and after your basement floods

People all around the Quad Cities are dealing with water in their basements.
CBS 4 News checked in with some unlucky residents now dealing with the aftermath of flash flooding from the past couple days.
And we’ve also got a few flood protection tips from the experts.

Couple displaced after sinkhole opens in basement

A two-family home in Norwood was evacuated Thursday morning due to a large sinkhole in the basement.

Police say a 25-foot wide hole has opened in the building, located in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. It’s unclear how deep it is.

A couple living on the first floor has been displaced. A resident who lived on the second floor recently moved out.

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