Are You Ready For Home Improvements This Summer?

Spring and summer months are for many homeowners ideal for home improvement and maintenance projects in and around the home.

Many of the home improvements are very personal to the homeowner, but some of them are just a necessity.  A home improvement project can be as little as $100 dollars or as expensive as adding a new room to the existing home.

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s 2016 report, homeowners spent $361 billion in home improvements, repairs, and maintenance of their home that year. And although many home improvements won’t pay back the whole investment, there are necessary improvements that can give you back most of what you spend.

According to realtor.com the home improvement that can pay you back more than any other home improvement in the house is loose-fill fiberglass insulation in the attic. Not even you will be able to see the home improvement after is done, but you will feel it in your wallet.  This home improvement along with a nice replacement door for the front of the home will give you a nice ROI and are consistently the home improvements that give you back year after year.

Basement waterproofing in itself is not an improvement that will impress your friends either, but it is a necessity that will save your home and the investment you have made over the years.

Even though waterproofing your basement can be a big financial commitment to you and your budget, there are many waterproofing companies that work with a bank to offer financing to their clients. If the company you choose to make the home improvement does not offer financing, you need to come up with a solution on your own. Thankfully, a homeowner has the leverage to come up with the financing on their own.

According to the website ConsumersAdvocate.org, the best companies offering loans at the best rates can offer you a loan to begin your project.  Shopping around to find a good rate for a loan is time-consuming but worth it.  The first step for doing any project is finding the right company to do the job well. For a waterproofing company, we have the solution for you. There are many basement waterproofing companies around the Northeast Ohio region that claim they can do the job, and they can do it cheaply. Beware of those claims. Pioneer Basement Waterproofing company has even around since 1979.  Yes, we have a long history in the community and a good history with customer satisfaction.

If you need to waterproof your basement, we are the right company to do it.

Contact us today. We can give you a FREE Written Basement Evaluation and Quote For Homeowners.


Basement Waterproofing and Foundation Repair Specialists

Basement waterproofing is a necessity for many homeowners in northeast Ohio.  Rains and snow are a constant source of humidity and water leakage for many homes, and the repercussions are many as well.

There are many problems associated with water leakage into the basement of your home, and all of them carry many issues you have to be aware of before you decide to ignore them.

Structural damage

The structure of your home can be damaged due to the water seeping from the outside.  The walls of the foundation and the integrity of the whole structure can be damaged due to water.

Mold and Mildew

Mold can damage your carpets, walls,  ceiling tiles and your health. The repercussions of mold can be financially hard, and can be very damaging to your health.  Keeping a dry basement is not only smart for your wallet, but it ensures a healthy living. Respiratory problems, skin irritation, sore throat and cough are some of the most common health problems associated with mold. Taking the problem seriously can ensure the health of you and your family.

Foundation Problems

If you have water sitting in the basement of your home and see those scary minor cracks in your foundation, it is very easy to ignore them.  After all, you say, it is not much water and the cracks are not that big.  Even if that is the case, those small cracks can become very big inconveniences for you later on. Financially, those small cracks in the foundation can become big structural damages that can cost you much more than those initial small cracks.

Air Quality

If you have children at home, you know the necessity of having clean air.  But, if you have children at home with respiratory problems, then air quality becomes too important to ignore.  Humidity and leakage in the basement can produce mold that is detrimental to the health of anyone, but especially children with respiratory issues.

If you have humidity or leakage issues at home, contact us.  We would love to help you.  We have a long history in the Northeast Ohio region with excellent customer service. We let our work speak for itself.


Roof Tips To Keep Your Home Young

When looking to buy a house, most buyers look at the most expensive home repairs in the house they are looking to buy, to gauge whether the price they intend to offer is reasonable.  A house that is a good deal on paper, may turn out to be a disaster when the appraisal is done.  A roof that needs repairs, or a complete overhaul, is an expensive home repair that should be taken into consideration when buying a home.  A faulty foundation or one that needs repairs, is not something you can overlook.  A 30 year old furnace is not something you want to be stuck with, when you first buy the home. Or a 30 year old air conditioning system that will probably will not last much longer.

When buying a house, look for these expensive home repairs before you make an offer.  If they are in good condition, then the price may be right.  Have a thoroughly certified home inspection before you sign those papers.

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5 Factors That Can Deteriorate Roofs Faster

Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 2017 –(PR.com)– Julian Construction (http://www.julianconstruction.com), a roofing and foundation repair and foundation construction company, is informing the public on five factors that can deteriorate roofs faster, causing problems and roof leaks.

As stated by Julian Construction, roofs are built using various types of materials such as slate, rubber slate, wood shake, asphalt and metal. Eventually, these materials of the roof will wear out over time and need repair or replacement. While a good roof can last for a long time, there are certain factors that can accelerate the deterioration process.

See those listed below:
1. Design Issues: When a roof isn’t designed correctly in the first place, it can lead to sagging and splitting, as well as water and sediment accumulation. All of which are serious issues.

2. Improper installation: An improperly installed roof lowers the life expectancy of that roof. The issues you will encounter are similar to those found in a faulty design, such as poor drainage.


Kuffa: Quick answers to common house problems

Let’s try something different. I have decided to give myself a challenge.

Have you ever found yourself researching a problem around the house and after doing so becoming more confused than ever?

When inspecting a house I always try to explain verbally all of my observations and what impact it may have on the house.  When doing this I can see many times that I am losing my client because they become confused and just don’t understand.  What I have learned to do is summarize these observations as simply as possible so that they can understand.

Personally, I have the same problem.  So, I have decided to challenge myself by trying to make things more simple for you.   Here are some common and popular house problems that I will try to simplify in 15 words or less.

Question:

How can I tell if a roof is getting old?

Answer:

Stains, granular loss, “curling”, brittle to the touch, missing pieces and patches.

Question:

What is the biggest enemy to a house?

Answer:

Water (rain, ground, plumbing leaks), shade, overgrowth and neglect.

Question:

What do I need to do to keep my basement dry?


How to Repair Your Roof

Roof repairs are to homeownership what good nutrition is to overall health — a necessary component of keeping things in working order. They may not be the most glamorous projects, but they are definite musts. Here is a beginner’s guide to keeping your roof intact and your home dry.

While it’s obvious that you need to immediately address an active roof leak, it’s also wise to move quickly on more minor problems such as missing or loose shingles. That way, you can prevent water damage from starting or, if it’s already begun, from spreading further. A minority of homeowners may be willing to climb onto their roofs, but for reasons of safety and expertise, most will want to call a professional roofer.

What’s involved: For a leaking roof, the first step is identifying its location. “Most leaks exist where there’s already a pre-existing roof penetration,” says John Koch, a roofing contractor at John Koch Construction in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Leaks tend to develop near a chimney, venting pipe, screw or satellite dish, or in a valley “where two different roof pitches meet,” Koch says.