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Wet Basement Renovation Suggestions for Your University Student

Extra living space is always appreciated by families in Ottawa. When your child finally heads off for university or college, it’s not unusual to feel a growing excitement about the possibilities of what you can do with their now empty room. (Gym or office, anybody?)


Dry Out Your Wet Basement before Buying New Basement Appliances

Are you in the market to buy new basement appliances like a furnace, hot water heater or sump pump this year? Before you make any purchases, be certain that your basement is dry by investing in permanent foundation waterproofing measures as performed by the professionals at The Crack Doctor in Toronto. After all, a wet basement can cause a host of headaches when it comes to your new investments.


Making the Most of Spring Flowers (In other words, water your flowers, not your wet basement!)

May is known for the blooming of some of the most beautiful flowers in Ottawa. (It’s no surprise that Ottawa’s Tulip Festival remains a popular destination to visit for locals and tourists alike!) They add some color to your yard after a long cold winter of whites and grays. And the strategic placing of these May buds can brighten up the inside of your house. Yet, as with all things good, to enjoy the final results of your harvest, effort is required.


5 Reasons Now is the Best Time to Fix Your Wet Basement, Part 2

Last week, we talked about 2 important reasons why you should get your wet basement fixed. If you aren’t convinced yet, here are 3 more great reasons!


5 Reasons Now is the Best Time to Fix Your Wet Basement, Part 1

When you have been struggling with a wet basement for a week, a season, a year or even longer, now is truly the best time to get it fixed. Though most homeowners are aware that the situation has to be remedied, some of them need a little “nudging” to pick up the phone and contact a basement waterproofing specialist like The Crack Doctor in Ottawa. For those who have been sitting on the fence, why not consider the following great reasons to finally enjoy a dry basement?


Symptoms of Wet Basement

Just as we get sick, your house can get sick from maintenance problems. During seasonal changes in Toronto, a common concern is wet basements.


Rainy Weather Equals a Wet Basement

There’s little doubt that people throughout Ottawa are thrilled that it’s finally spring. After the harsh winter we’ve endured, we’re all excited to enjoy a warming trend; however, the one issue with all the melting snow and rainy weather is that there are likely to be plenty of wet basement issues throughout Ontario. This is going to be the case even for homeowners who never dealt with wet basements before.


Don’t Let April Showers Bring You a Wet Basement!

According to meteorologists, this spring should be ideal for homeowners throughout Cornwall who are eagerly anticipating the April showers they need to bring tons of flowers and blooming trees to their yards. Unfortunately, all those rains may also cause an unwanted side effect: wet basements.


Avoid the Issues of a Wet Basement with a Back Flow Preventer

A wet basement is more than an annoyance; it’s also a terrible health hazard that can lower the value of a property.  Not only does mould growth tend to appear and proliferate in a wet basement, but the smells associated with mould and mildew begin to infiltrate all areas of the home.  Because mould particles have been shown to cause a host of physical ailments from headaches to seizures, it’s best to address the underlying causes of the wet basement as soon as possible.


It’s Almost Spring: Will Your Wet Yard Lead to a Wet Basement?

Everyone is ready for the harbingers of spring: birds chirping, flowers blooming and rains falling. However, all those downpours can wreak havoc on your home if you wind up with a wet basement. It’s not at all unusual for people from Ottawa to Toronto to experience wet basement issues, especially when all the snow melts and “spring showers” hit the ground.


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