Mold cleanup and removal methods

The purpose of the clean-up process is to eliminate the mold and fungal growth and to remove contaminated materials. As a rule, simply killing the mold with a biocide is not enough. The mold must be removed since the chemicals and proteins, which cause a reaction in humans, are still present even in dead mold. Vacuum Wet vacuum cleaners are designed to remove water from floors, carpets and other hard… continue reading

Causes / Growing conditions for mold

Molds and fungi are found everywhere inside and outside, and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. Molds when they reproduce make spores, which can be carried by air currents. When these spores land on a moist surface that is suitable for life, they begin to grow. Molds are essential to the natural breakdown of organic materials in the environment. Mold is normally found indoors at levels… continue reading

Want To Turn Your Basement Into A Cool Media Room? Take Help From These Tips

At times, it just doesn’t seem easy to share the television with everyone else. If you think the ‘remote control’ wars are becoming frequent, it may be time to transform your basement into an entertainment room. Your basement can be the best home theatre for all those movie nights. In this article, our basement renovation experts discuss a few tips you can use to turn your basement into the perfect… continue reading

All About Crawlspace Waterproofing

Your home’s crawlspace is very important. However, it’s often the very last thing home owners think about when waterproofing their home. Do you know what a crawlspace is? Typically used as a storage area, every home may feature a crawlspace, i.e. an empty space underneath any building. What is it used for? Physical Structure of a Crawlspace Crawlspaces underneath homes are as different as the physical structure build upon them.… continue reading

Ask These Questions Before Renovating Your Basement

Newly renovated basements can be a stunning achievement for the homeowner. Of course, if not done right, your basement can become the site of an apocalyptic disaster, just as easily. Problems that arise in newly finished basements are the hardest to fix, in terms of effort and cost. Additionally, value of your home can also decrease exponentially because of a bad renovation job. Complete Renovation or Simple Fix Job –… continue reading

All the Basic Things You Need to Know When Buying a Concrete Floor Sealer

A lot of homeowners opt for concrete floor to avoid frequent maintenance issues commonly associated with wood, not to mention concrete guarantees more longevity than the former. Though concrete floors indeed often last longer and are definitely more durable than wooden ones, according them lifetime permanence by themselves is a little bit exaggerated. Believe it or not, your concrete floor will not be able to survive decades of wear and… continue reading

Some Facts to Read When Constructing Concrete Retaining Walls

A constant structure that you could always expect to deal with when constructing a building in a sloped area is the retaining wall. If you’re not familiar with it, the term refers to that structure that holds back the dirt (soil, or other materials) to prevent a ground of higher level from collapsing to a lower one and possibly damaging the structure found there. These walls are the construction industry’s… continue reading

Understanding Construction: The Basics of Choosing Concrete Slab Design

The language of construction is something that could baffle any homeowner, particularly the uninitiated ones. If you happen to be currently involved in the construction of your new house, you will surely need to converse with your contractors every now and then. You are not actually expected to know everything but some comments might be necessary. Besides, you could avoid being hoodwinked if you actually know some of the important… continue reading

What are the Different Concrete Crack Repair Methods?

Since concrete cracks are inevitable, it is important to know more about concrete crack repair. These are caused by different factors such as water, earthquakes, frost heaves, tree roots, weak seams placement and too much water in the cement mix. Make sure to deal with the damage immediately in order to prevent further cracks. If they become too big or too many, you may need to replace the whole area.… continue reading