An unfinished crawl space can present moisture issues, harbor mold and decrease a home’s energy efficiency. A finished crawl space can result in a greener, healthier home.
Basement, Foundation & Crawlspace
Constructing and Outfitting a Wine Cellar
A wine collection starts with a single bottle or two and grows exponentially. If you dream of building a wine cellar, here are some considerations to make before you get started.
Waterproofing Your Basement
By determining the possible causes and taking remedies to solve the problem, homeowners can minimize potential water damage to their basement.
Insulating Concrete Slabs, Foundations and Basements
Most residential concrete-foundation systems will come into contact with the ground and face moisture-management and heat-loss issues. Protecting the foundation of the home starts with the right barrier.
Selecting the Right Sump Pump
Water loves to find its way into basements, so homeowners must work to keep it out. Selecting the right sump for your basement can prevent flooding and reduce moisture issues.
Stem Wall Foundations
When high waters surge and swirl around a home’s foundation, it is critical to keep the slab anchored to the ground. Stem walls protect against uplift by connecting the foundation down into the ground.
Proper site preparation is essential for construction. Each step follows a natural progression through investigation, approval and action until utilities, water and sewer or septic are placed and a foundation is laid for the new home.
Why Foundations Fail
Here’s what builders know about foundation problems—and what they look for when things go wrong.