Basements and foundations are one of the most important parts of stable home construction.  It's literally the foundation of a home.  Cracks in the foundation or leaks in the basement are signs that the house is needed some serious repairs that could not only lower the value of the home or in some cases could make the home unlivable if not attended.  Typically this kind of work is not done by the homeowner or as a DIY project on the weekend, but rather should only be completed by professionally trained foundation repair experts. It's always best to get multiple quotes before hiring a contractor to do any basement repairs or you can get up to 3 quotes quickly by looking at local foundation repair pros near you.

If your basement is flooded or you see water in your basement, it's best to hire a basement waterproofing company to evaluate the leak and provide some estimates for repairs.  You can also check out local basement waterproofers near you to get quickly matched with some pros.

Basement remodeling is ideal for anyone that wants to have a finished basement or utilize the space in the home more.  Hiring a contractor to remodel a basement can be a lenghtly process that requires several contacts in order to get the project started.  It's best to get at least 3 quotes before signing any contract.

Foundation Repair

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Sump Pumps
A member wants to know if shutting off power to his well pump while away from home will cause his pipes to freeze or burst.
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Sump Pumps
Angie Hicks answers a member's question about how often to replace a sump pump
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Sump Pumps
Routine maintenance and inspection of your sump pump to detect potential problems and failure could save you from costly flooding damage to your home.
If your area is prone to getting hit by torrential downpours, then a low-capacity pump may simply become overwhelmed. Options include installing multiple pumps, as well as backup pumps. (Photo courtesy of Andrew C. of Chicago)
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A low-capacity pump in an area with heavy rainfall or snow melt may not be able to keep up.
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Hiring a structural engineer costs $200-$1,300. Homeowners spend an average of about $500 to hire one of these licensed pros.
 
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