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Basements

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...

Roof and Gutters
Each year, water leaks cause millions of dollars of damage to homes. Most water leaks can be prevented. According to the Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), there are five areas of the home that may lead to leaks need a closer look, and if necessary, simple maintenance to prevent...
Chimney Repair
Hearing you have a faulty roof over your head can indeed be a big worry. But beware of the source of the roof repair advice. High-pressure, high-panic pitches that evolve from unsolicited calls or scheduled visits by service people all have the same target: your wallet.  In particular, watch...
Landscaping

My basement just flooded in the latest storm.  I can't figure out the source of the leak and now have wet, moldy carpet.  I need to dry it out and figure out how to get the moldy smell out of the house.  Any suggestions?
Darcy D., Chicago, IL

OK, first things first.  Basements that flood...

Bathroom Faucets

Winterizing your vacation home is an important step to make sure that it stays cozy and secure as outdoor temperatures dip. Failing to winterize your home can result in problems like water leaks, bursting pipes, structural damage and invading pests or rodents. 

Here's how to winterize your home...

Exterior Remodeling

Does Leaf Filter gutter guard work?  Perhaps, but I will never recommend you buy it.  Here’s why.  To me the measure of a good product lies both in its quality and its credibility.  Leaf Filter seems to be a well-made and functional product, but if you want to buy it, get ready to be...