Barriers Against Floodwaters

More extensive flood prevention means constructing barriers to prevent floodwaters from entering your home. This process involves building a levee out of compacted earthen structure or engineering a structure out of concrete or masonry. The advantages of a flood barrier include: No significant changes to your home. The home can be occupied during construction. Levees or floodwalls reduce the risk of flood damage to your home.
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What Is Dry Floodproofing?

Dry flood proofing prevents floodwaters from entering the building. This can be achieved by installing new brick veneer over asphalt coating or by applying polyethylene film over existing walls. Construct non-supporting, break-a-way walls designed to collapse under the force of water without causing damage to the house or its foundation.
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Winterizing A Vacant Home

Winterizing a Vacant Home

Whether you are shoring up a shore house for the winter, battening down the hatches at your summer cabin, or simply planning to leave your home for an extended period this winter, there are a few must-do steps to take…

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Gearing Up For Cold Weather Ahead

Gearing Up for Cold Weather Ahead

There are very few places in the U.S. that weren't hit hard last winter. Even the generally calm, suburban Philadelphia neighborhood where I lived was plagued with multiple ice storms that down many power lines and rendered the roads impassable.…

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Hi-tech, Low-itch!

Hi-tech, Low-itch!

About five years ago we did a major renovation to our house and the architect suggested we use spray foam for insulation. There were many benefits; it was a green technology, it provided a vapor barrier, it added some rigidity…

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