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Structural things to look for when Buying a House

Structural things to look for when Buying a House Buying a home is both extremely exciting and incredibly stressful. You want to find a place that suits you and your family’s needs and is also in excellent condition. One of the biggest concerns is that the property you buy is structurally sound, and this often …

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Sinking Foundation Repair in Des Moines

Sinking Foundation repair in Des Moines This past couple of weeks BAM Basements was helping a home in Windsor Heights Iowa. This home had a sinking foundation on one side of the home. Due to landscaping and grading of the home's yard, we were unable to do exterior piering and lifting of the sinking foundation …

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Best Basement Waterproofing Company in Des Moines

How to choose a Basement Waterproofing company in Des Moines When your basement gets water in it, wet, damp or develops cracks, people turn to basement waterproofing experts. Basement waterproofing company professionals make recommendations and apply the best fix for you and your home. Choosing the right basement waterproofing company in Des Moines could mean …

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How does summer weather effect my Basement and Foundation health?

How does summer weather affect my basement and foundation health? Do hot summer temperatures cause basement and foundation cracks? In one word, yes. Or at least the hot weather often does. The summer months can be rough on home foundations. Because of excessive heat and little rainfall, the soil around the foundations begins to contract. …

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Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling?

Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling? Many homes in the Midwest, like Des Moines, are sitting on foundations constructed of concrete blocks. During housing booms, concrete blocks becomes popular with builders because they can build a foundation quickly and move on to the above ground structure faster than they can with poured concrete. …

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My Basement Leaks Every time It Rains! What should I do?

My Basement Leaks Every time It Rains! What should I do? During periods of heavy rain showers means that there comes an increased risk of flooding but does your basement flood or leak every time it rains? Whether it’s a bit of water over a period of time or a sudden downpour, water in your …

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The Importance of Tuckpointing and Do you need it?

What is Tuckpointing? Tuckpointing refers to the process of removing old, substandard, or deteriorating mortar and replacing it with new, high-quality mortar. This is typically done to restore the strength and stability of masonry where mortar joints are failing. It also helps to protect the brick surrounding the failing mortar, so that water can no …

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Residential Basement Foundation Cracks

All You Need To Know About Different Types Of Residential Basement Foundation Cracks

All You Need To Know About Different Types Of Residential Basement Foundation Cracks Discovering a foundation crack in your home can be unsettling, as this could represent extensive damage to your home’s foundation, which could mean basement foundation crack repair will be necessary. However, if you have discovered a crack in your foundation, you may …

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DIY Basement Waterproofing Mistakes

Facts About DIY Basement Waterproofing Mistakes

DIY Basement Waterproofing mistakes Far too many people make the following mistakes when attempting DIY home basement waterproofing. BAM Basement and Masons has been waterproofing basements for years, and these are the most common mistakes we see on a regular basis. Applying Waterproof Paint to the basement walls Basement Waterproof paint can be misleading. It …

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