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Foundation Crack Diagnosis ....Types of Cracks, Signs, Causes, Repairs

Foundation crack diagnosis for shrinkage cracks, settlement cracks, pressure and step cracks. When to hire a structural engineer, choosing a repair specialist.

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Tropical Storm Damage To Your Home .....Preparation, Insurance Claims

How to deal with tropical storm damage to your home. What to say to your insurance company to be sure the claim is covered. Never say “my home was flooded.”

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Chimney Leak Repair ......Causes, Finding the Leak, Repairs

How to find and fix chimney leaks. Causes of leaks: missing rain cover, faulty flashing, damaged or no liner, cracked crown or mortar. Chimney leak repair guide

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Slate Roof Leaks .....Causes, Finding, Repairs, Prevention

How to find, repair and prevent slate roof leaks. Common causes of leaks include broken/missing tiles, ice dams, faulty flashings, moss, torn underlayment.....

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How to Fix Roof Leaks in Your Home .....Finding Leaks, Repairs

How to find and fix roof leaks in your home. Areas to check include around vents, missing siding or trim, flashing, damaged shingles, chimneys, ice damming....

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How to Repair Foundation Cracks ........DIY Guide

Step-by-step instructions on how to repair foundation cracks in your home. Products to use, polyurethane vs. epoxy, when to DIY and when to use a professional.

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Refrigerator Leaks And Water Damage ......Causes, Repairs, Mold Issues

Common causes of refrigerator leaks & their solutions. Inspecting for water damage and mold on wet drywall, under vinyl flooring, hardwood or laminate floors...

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The Dangers of Sewage Backup ......Health Issues, Cleanup, Prevention

Most sewage backups involve waste and fluids that originate outside the home. Clear sewage can be just as dangerous. Health dangers of sewage backup, cleanup...

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Blizzard Damage To Your Home .......Dangers, Preparation

Blizzard damage to your home can be caused by snow, ice or high winds. How to plan ahead for blizzards. Ice dams occur slowly and often lead to mold damage.

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Hurricane Damage To Your Home ...Steps To Take After A Hurricane

How to deal with hurricane damage to your home. Filing insurance claims, cleaning up, drying the home to prevent mold, choosing a qualified restoration company.

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Landscape Drainage Issues Can Cause Water Damage To Your Home

How landscape drainage issues can cause water damage to your home. List of common landscaping issues and how to correct them. Poor grading around the foundation can cause.....

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Structural Damage In Homes and Water Issues....Identifying, Prevention

How structural damage can to lead to water damage in homes. Causes of structural problems include tree roots, design flaws, ground movement… Prevention steps

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Water Damage From Home Foundation Problems

How to inspect your home to identify home foundation problems. Causes, warning signs of foundation issues. It is important to fix them as they will worsen.

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Restoration After A Sewage Backup

Step-by-step guide to sewage backup cleanup in your home. Where to start, personal protection, health risks from sewage, cleanup protocol. When to get professional assistance.

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How to Handle Water Damage in Your Basement

What to do if you have water damage in your basement. Sources of water, where to look, cleanup protocol, preventing mold. When to clean up water damage yourself, and when you should hire a professional.

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