Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs
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Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs

Hi there, I'm Udon Pollack. I am passionate about protecting foundations from flood damage. The foundation is the only thing connecting the house to the ground. It keeps the home standing through heavy storms and small land shifts. Every once in a while, foundations will develop cracks that let water seep through the walls. As a result, the basement may flood during the next heavy storm. In addition, water coming through the cracks continues to weaken the foundation. Luckily, people can have their foundations sealed up by a professional to stop this harmful progression. I will teach everyone the basics of flooded basement repairs through this site. Everyone deserves to have a sturdy home set on a strong foundation and I'm here to help people understand how to accomplish that feat. Thanks for visiting my site. Come back soon.

Understanding Flooded Basement Repairs

Deciding To Repair Or Replace Your Roof As Told By Queen Songs

Jackson Andrews

The legendary British band Queen has been rocking since their first album release in 1973, and is gearing up for another world tour this summer. With an inventory of over 200 songs, there are a few choice tracks that can help you in your decision to repair or replace the roof of your home. Whether you are a fan or not, take a look at these numbers that explain what might be harming your roof, how to determine your roof needs help, and what you can do next. Take a listen.

"Dragon Attack"

This deep cut with its addictive bass line comes from their 8th studio album The Game. This song perfectly describes what might be attacking the integrity of your roof. Hail and wind are prime suspects, with hail size, wind speed and direction playing a role in how much damage it inflicts. The age of your roof and the type of shingles you have also play a part. Another common roof attacker is trees. If they are not well managed, trees can drop branches directly onto your roof, ruining shingles and creating holes. Trees provide easy access to your roof for squirrels and birds, which brings us to another Queen song.

"Spread Your Wings"

Hailing from Queen's 6th studio album, "Spread Your Wings" is a lovely power ballad, and one of those rare Queen songs with no backing vocals along with lead singer Freddie Mercury. The winged creatures that love your roof have enough backing help of their own. They are perfectly fine calling your home their home as well. Birds, squirrels, and other animals now have access to your roof where they can scratch, burrow, peck, chew, and weaken the shingles and underlying wood structure.

"Under Pressure"

Part of their 10th studio, and widely loved/hated album Hot Space, "Under Pressure" is the best of the bunch. A duet with David Bowie and a lot of Mercury scatting laments being under pressure, much like the kind that water and ice can put on your roof. When ice forms, usually on the edges of your roof, it places incredible pressure on gutters and shingles. The presence of lingering ice, and later water, also encourages wood rot and algae and mold growth.

"Rain Must Fall"

Released in 1989 on The Miracle album, this bouncy number is one of bassist John Deacon's creations, and guitarist Brian May really puts in some good guitar work. Now envision the rain falling and bouncing on your roof. If there is already a little damage from wind or hail, the rain can seep beneath exterior trim and shingles. Over time it will be in your home, dripping onto ceiling joists, wall framing, and sheetrock.

"Doing All Right"

Classic Queen written by Brian May and Tim Staffell before the band Smile turned into Queen, "Doing All Right" perfectly describes what many homeowners keep telling themselves when their roof is in need of repair. No, you're not doing all right. There are signs your roof needs help – shingle granules in the gutter and speckling the ground mean the shingles are past their life expectancy and can no longer perform as they should. If you can see shingles visibly curling, or even missing in some places, its repair time.

"Another One Bites The Dust"

Everyone knows this song, but go listen to it again anyway.  This single from The Game was Queen's best seller at over 7 million copies. It relates exactly what happens to your roof if you ignore all the warning signs and tell yourself the roof is doing all right. At this point your roof is probably visibly sagging and your second floor ceilings all have water rings. If this describes your home, this next song is dedicated to you.

"Tear It Up"

From Queens's 11th studio album The Works, this song evokes Queen's old sound after their funky bout with Hot Space, driven with stomping percussion similar to "We Will Rock You". Go and have a listen while your old roof is being demolished to make way for a new one.

Talk to a roofing contractor to get your roof back in shape.