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Is All Well With Your Window Well? Common Window Well Problems

Is All Well With Your Window Well? Common Window Well Problems

When any portion of your home's basement window is below grade -- that is, below ground level -- you need window wells. Window wells do two things: They keep the surrounding dirt in place. They drain rainwater away. These are the two vital functions of window wells....

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3 Potential Drainage Trouble Spots You Need to Know About

3 Potential Drainage Trouble Spots You Need to Know About

Home drainage problems often fit into multiple categories. As we've mentioned in other blogs, your home's drainage is a system. And in a drainage system, troubles may be above ground, below ground, or both. In fact, the trouble may be the ground itself. But let's...

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PVC:  A Smooth, Reliable Choice for Perimeter Drainage

PVC:  A Smooth, Reliable Choice for Perimeter Drainage

What was life like before PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) pipes ?  Heavy and rough.  That's our short answer. In 1623 cast iron pipe was installed in the Fountains of Versailles in France. That same piping is still functioning, no doubt with considerable...

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6 Ways Water Can Damage Your Home and Your Health

6 Ways Water Can Damage Your Home and Your Health

Imagine a lifeguard in your flooded basement shouting "Get out of the water!  Extreme? There's more. He's shouting "Sharks in the water." Okay, maybe we're over the top with these images. But we're just trying to get the message across that water damage...

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