The Crawlspace Problem
One of the biggest issues facing homeowners in East Tennessee is moisture in their crawlspace. Most homes in Knoxville are designed with open crawlspaces, an area below the house with vents allowing outside air to enter. These homes need a crawlspace encapsulation system installed.
In the summer, warm moist air is drawn into the crawlspace and then up into the house. In fact, up to 60% of a home’s air enters through the floor […]
Foundation vs Earth
Foundation repair can be critical to maintaining the structural integrity of your home. The foundation of your home is designed and built to bear the weight of the home and provide a safe environment in which to live. Engineers go to great lengths to ensure that the load capacity of a home is sufficient to maintain its structural integrity, even if the ground below shifts.
And yet, with the precautions engineers take, the shifting […]
What is basement waterproofing?
Simply stated, basement waterproofing is the process of eliminating water and moisture from a basement and putting a system in place to prevent it from entering again.
In Knoxville, unwanted water can enter a basement in a number of ways. It doesn’t need a large opening, in fact, it can come through the pores in a brick.
Water seeks out the path of least resistance, and sometimes that means it will flow where you […]