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.
21 December 2015
Prior to 1914, animal hair was used as a binder in most plaster walls. While horsehair plaster is strong, fire-resistant, and acts as a great sound barrier, it also comes along with a risk—the contraction of anthrax. If you've just purchased a historical home and discovered that you've got horsehair plaster walls, here's what you need to know. How Great Is The Risk? Anthrax is a disease caused bacteria. The bacteria are found in soil and can infect many types of livestock.
10 December 2015
Approximately 15 percent of Americans get their household water from a private well, not a municipal water system. About 23 percent of these wells contain dangerous levels of contaminants. Some contaminants, like arsenic, come from natural geological sources, while others come from a homeowner's activities. Here are three household sources of well water contamination and how to keep your well safe. Septic Systems Septic systems are on-site wastewater treatment systems. If you have one, the wastewater from your toilet, showers, and other drains collects in a large, underground tank.
13 November 2015
Wintertime has a tendency to boost the stress level of business owners. Not only are their stores' floors constantly messy from muddy boot traffic, but the harsh weather can cause quite a strain on their parking lots, and the risk of a customer experiencing a slip and fall accident is an ever-present worry. Fortunately, there's help for winter-dreading business owners from an unlikely source -- the asphalt paving industry. If you own a business, read on to learn about porous pavement and 4 things it can help you achieve this winter.
22 October 2015
A chipped concrete corner on a driveway, stair-step or slab is unsightly and can even be a dangerous trip hazard. In addition, a chipped surface can expose rebar to outside moisture and cause spreading corrosion and, ultimately, failure of the concrete's internal support system. That's why you should repair the damage as soon as possible. Fortunately, repair is easy and inexpensive; below is what you need as well as a step-by-step procedure to making the repair:
5 October 2015
Along with home heating and cooling, the water heater is one of the biggest energy-stealers in your home. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to improve your water heater efficiency. Check out these six tips to help you stop wasting energy heating water. Insulate Your Existing Water Heater Older water heaters don't have the right amount of insulation to keep the water inside hot. As a result, the system has to use more energy to keep that water at the right temperature.