Water Damage in Collegeville PA

Here’s a set of photos showing water damage from a busted softener which also resulted in mold growth.  The walls were demoed, the framing cleaned and then encapsulated in white.  Notice how we encapsulate by also leaving clean lines, almost making each piece of wood look like a cigarette.  Even though drywall will cover these […]

Sizing Your Downspouts – Part 1

The most common residential sizes, Five-inch K-style gutters or 6-inch half-rounds, are able to handle the rainfall on most houses in most parts of the country. But houses with big, steep roofs or those located in climates prone to heavy downpours may need wider gutters and extra downspouts to keep rainwater from overflowing. To figure […]

Ice Dam Prevention – Part 1

When heat from the interior of a house with a sloped roof escapes into the attic space, it warms the underside of the roof. Meanwhile, the roof eave outside the heated space remains a colder temperature.  As snow accumulates on the rooftop, it melts over the warmer portion of the attic and the melt water […]

Insulating a Crawl Space Yourself

To take the chill out of a crawl space, it’s usually best to insulate the exterior masonry walls rather than the underside of the floor above. That’s especially true when heating ducts or pipes pass through the space. Unless there are excessive moisture problems in the crawl space, use unfaced fiberglass batts to insulate the […]

Completed!!!

The final photo in our series which looked at a basement in where the joists were treated and encapsulated, shows the room brought back to pre-loss condition. In 7 days the ceiling tile and suspension grid was removed, the basement was contained with air control being established, the joists in the basement and the two […]