basement

How to decide where to install an egress window

You are going to install an egress window. You know you need it to comply with building codes and you also feel a personal responsibility for adding a crucial safety feature to a basement where people will be spending time. Decision complete, right? Well not quite. Now you need to figure out where to put …

How to decide where to install an egress window Read More »

9 Things to Consider Before having your Basement Finished

+ Finishing a basement is a great way to add livable square footage to your home without having to build a new addition. Finishing a basement often seems like a DIY job, however there are aspects of it that require expertise from professionals. To help you start, we’ve rounded up 9 essential tips for finishing …

9 Things to Consider Before having your Basement Finished Read More »

How is the Air Quality in your home?

How to tell if have poor air quality in your home When most people think of pollution they think of outside smog, ozone, and haze. What they don’t think about or may not even know, is that indoor air pollution can be worse than outdoor air. Allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems are linked to …

How is the Air Quality in your home? Read More »

How does changing weather effect my basement health?

  Changing weather and temperatures in Iowa can be hazardous to your basement health. When temperatures rise and fall rapidly it causes your home’s foundation to expand and contract. When the temperature gets colder, water evaporates from the foundation causing leaks, cracks and can weaken the foundation. Thus causing basements water damage. Temperature changes also …

How does changing weather effect my basement health? Read More »

Importance of Spring Cleaning in the Basement

With Springtime in the Des Moines air, it might be time for you to schedule your annual spring cleaning. However, many times when homeowners do spring cleaning they forget about their basement. Make sure you understand the importance of spring cleaning for your basement and get it done quickly—because, before you know it, summer will …

Importance of Spring Cleaning in the Basement Read More »