Moisture Intrusion Prevention in Basements

Moisture Intrusion Prevention in Basements

The biggest concern for homeowners related to their basement and/or crawlspace area is unwanted moisture intrusion.  This can be the result of several factors, which is why homeowners should occasionally check these areas. The basement is typically the area of a home...
Insulation and Ventilation of the Attic

Insulation and Ventilation of the Attic

Heating and cooling costs can be slashed by up to 30% per year by properly sealing and insulating the home. Proper insulation of the attic should be a top priority for preventing heat loss because as heat rises, a critical amount of heat loss from the living areas of...
Roof Covering Maintenance

Roof Covering Maintenance

Although homeowners aren’t necessarily expected to climb on their roofs every season as part of regular home maintenance, there are some conditions that should be monitored to prevent roof damage and to help you get the longest life out of your roof-covering...
Roof-Drainage Maintenance

Roof-Drainage Maintenance

Roof drainage is an important aspect of preventing moisture intrusion in the home, but roof drainage systems require ongoing maintenance in order to function as designed.  While cleaning out the gutters may not be everyone’s favorite home-maintenance task, gutters...
Moisture Intrusion and Consequences

Moisture Intrusion and Consequences

Many of the defects home inspectors finds during a home inspection involve potential avenues for moisture intrusion into a home.  But why is it so important?  Unchecked moisture intrusion can lead to structural defects in a home over time, as well as health problems...