Whether it's from spring melt, rain, or a broken sprinkler system, Evansville basements are wet right now. The most common spots for leaking include the walls and the seam where the walls meet the floor slab. For many homeowners, there is no point in any given year where their basement is dry. When a space is constantly wet like that, it's the perfect recipe for a mold disaster and it makes a good portion of your square footage into useless space.
Friday, April 4th, 2014
Virtually all Madisonville, KY basement leaking and flooding can be attributed to 5 common causes of basement water intrusion.
Friday, March 14th, 2014
When our Shepherdsville, KY basement flooded two years ago, I did a lot of research about how to remedy the situation. These are the interesting discoveries I made.
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Mt. Vernon Homeowners call Healthy Spaces to repair their flooding crawlspaces whenever the groundwater table rises or the Ohio River experiences flooding.
Friday, January 31st, 2014
Basement flooding is a common problem in Radcliff, KY. Did you know that it can also lead to foundation problems like settling foundations?
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
It was about 7:30 on a Saturday morning and I'd just gotten my son dressed and was going to start some laundry. I walked down the stairs to our finished basement and my socks were soaked as I stepped on the carpet. The entire basement was leaking and the carpet felt like a giant sponge! I went over to the utility room to check the sump pump and the pit was full, but the motor didn't appear to be working.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
I realized just recently that I can’t imagine putting all of the “first” things into the same regular Christmas box and put it in our dirt crawlspace for another year. I know that our crawlspace isn’t a safe place to store things. We have groundwater intrusion seasonally and that crawlspace is nasty. Every year, one of our Christmas memories succumbs to the mold and mildew—this year, it was our Christmas tree skirt.
Friday, December 20th, 2013
One of the most common complaints in homes with crawlspaces and unfinished basements is cold floors. In the past, cold floors were addressed by shoving fiberglass or similar insulation between the subfloor joists. Initially this seems like a great solution. The insulation will help keep the floors warmer, right? Unfortunately, that isn’t really the case.
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Spiders move in to crawlspaces because there are plenty of crickets and other pests to eat. Pests enter a crawlspace because there is an abundance of mold and fungi to eat, and plenty of moisture. Stop the cycle--lower relative humidity and you can rid yourself of pests, too!
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
Heat moves from areas of higher temperature to areas of lower temperature and the earth below grade is usually at a lower temperature than what people would find comfortable in their homes--especially in the winter. Consequently, there is a constant stream of heat loss by conduction through a home's foundation and into the outside earth.
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Sagging floors are not only a nuisance, but they can also decrease the resell value of your home. After all, it makes the buyers wonder how much longer the floor will support the weight of everything on it.
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Test your knowledge of radon in your home! Take our quiz on radon now!
Friday, November 15th, 2013
If you are experiencing any of these problems, it’s important to be proactive. The longer that expansive soils exert pressure on your foundation, the more costly and difficult fixing those problems can be.
Friday, November 1st, 2013
If you’re noticing the moist soil conditions outside, it’s important to check for indoor issues as well. Since the weather has been so warm, many of us retreat indoors during the hottest parts of the day without realizing that the humid air outside is creating poor air quality inside.
Friday, October 4th, 2013
Most foundations of buildings fall into two categories- block foundation or poured foundation- and many homeowners don’t even know what this means or how this affects their home.
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Healthy Spaces by Swat Pest Management has recently joined the Basement Systems contractor network of over 300 basement waterproofing companies located throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Fixing your crawlspace makes your home's air healthier.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Air quality in a dirty crawlspace leaks through your whole house. With research-based methods, Healthy Spaces makes over crawlspaces so their air quality is cleaner through the whole home - in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and western Kentucky.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
First in a 4 part series in How Crawlspace Makeovers Beat Water and Clean Your Home's Air. Healthy Spaces works to help families in southwestern Indiana, southeastern Illinois, and western Kentucky as they battle water and keep the air clean in their homes.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Healthy Spaces helps families in southern Indiana, western Kentucky, and southern Illinois have cleaner air in their basements and crawlspaces.
Monday, April 9th, 2012