Cincinnati’s premier choice for basement waterproofing and foundation repair grows stronger than ever in 33rd year of service
CINCINNATI, OHIO, MARCH 2, 2018 – EverDry Waterproofing launched in Cincinnati in 1985, and in the company’s 33rd year of service, their team is growing stronger than ever. Their recent win of the Franchise of the Year Award serves as a testimony to the company’s commitment to customer care and professionalism.
The Franchise of the Year Award is given to the EverDry Waterproofing franchise showing tremendous growth and customer care, and EverDry Waterproofing of Cincinnati has won the award nine times over the past decade. Since 1994, the company has been named Franchise of the Year on 14 occasions.
The award-winning company is also an Enquirer Media Top Work Place, an A+ rated and accredited business with the BBB, a Home Advisor Elite Service provider, and a member of both the Basement Health Association (BHA) and National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).
EverDry Waterproofing is a trusted name in Cincinnati when it comes to professional basement waterproofing and foundation repair services, and the company has proudly delivered 100,000+ such services in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and the Southeast Indiana area.
“Team Cincy” credits their success to a strong dedication to customer care and high quality experiences. In their 33rd year of service, EverDry Waterproofing of Cincinnati shows no signs of slowing down.
With a friendly, knowledgeable, and highly skilled staff, the EverDry Waterproofing team offers the best solutions at competitive rates with quick turnarounds. According to the company’s team, consistently delivering – and over delivering – is the key to success.
Another sign of growth: the company has continued to add staff members over the past decade, now offering a full team of more than 100 professionals.
More information can be found at http://everdrycincy.com/.
About EverDry Waterproofing
Since 1985, EverDry Waterproofing has provided world-class basement waterproofing and foundation repair services to the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Southeast Indiana area.
No matter how hard we try there seems to be mold present in our homes at some time. Com-batting this attic and crawl space mold is an important part of controlling the air quality in our homes.
Quality air quality is important for a healthy home. Knowing what type of mold will also make it easy to control the mold. Most of the mold development in our homes is due to the extra moisture level. The attics and crawl spaces are two very common places that we can find mold development.
Knowing what causes the extra moisture that leads to mold development is a great way to combat the mold development.
Mold in Attic
Mold develops in our attics because of the extra moisture that is introduced into our attics. If the attic is not properly vented the extra moisture will be trapped inside the attic and this is when the mold will develop. If you have a leak in the roof this is one of the reasons moisture enters the attic. If a leak is present it is very important to locate the leak and have it repaired.
Another way moisture will enter the attic is through any leaks you may have in your duct work. This can also be easily repaired by using duct tape or mastic over the leak. In some cases the HVL that exhaust the bathroom of your home will be vented into the attic and not all the way through the roof as it should be. This will dump all the extra moisture from the bathroom into the attic. Regardless of how the moisture enters the attic if the attic is not properly vented you will have a mold problem in your attic.
Mold in Crawl Space
A crawl space is the space between the floor and the ground of your home. The mold that develops in this area is also the cause of extra moisture that is present. There are several ways this extra moisture is introduced to this area as well.
The main reason moisture enters this area is the drainage from the surrounding area running into the crawl space.
Other reasons such as leaking water and drainage pipes can also allow extra moisture to move in the area. The crawl space will also need to be properly vented to remove the extra moisture from the area. This is especially important in this area because of the way the moisture is pulled up from the crawl space through the floors of our homes. When this moisture is pulled up through the floors of our home there will be mold development on the bottom locations of all the floors throughout the home. If mold is present when the air moves from the crawl space into our homes this mold is also moved into the home from circulating air.
As we can see if there is extra moisture present in the attic or the crawl space there will be mold. The only way to reduce the mold is to reduce the moisture.
We know everything has a lifespan. Even the roofs of our home will eventually need to be replaced. There are two types of roofs that are commonly used for residential roofing applications. Metal sheeting, fiberglass and asphalt shingle are the most commonly used materials. Depending on the type of material used for roofing will determine the life span of your roof. Metal sheeting usually is covered with a warranty of up to 50 years in some cases. Fiberglass and asphalt and fiberglass shingle usually come with a warranty of 15 to 20 years and in some of the more expensive shingle you can get a warranty of 25 years. Roofing replacement can be an expensive step so knowing if the roof needs to be replaced or repaired is an important decision. We will look at some of the things that can determine between roof replacement or repair.
Metal roofing is much different from shingle roofing. Metal roofing will last much longer than shingles and in most cases may be the only roof you will need. Metal roofing sheets can also be replaced a sheet at the time. If you were to happen to receive storm damage on one sheet it is easier to replace the one sheet of roofing metal. If you have any cutouts such as roof vents or sky lights this will where some of the metal could begin rusting and will need to be replaced. The fasteners that attach the metal roof after 15 or 20 years will need to be replaced because the neoprene plastic located under the washer of the fastener will dry out and crack causing the fastener to leak.
Asphalt or Fiberglass Shingles
Asphalt and fiberglass shingles will need to be replaced after 15to twenty years of usage. Shingles are designed and constructed to bond together after installation. The heat the shingles are exposed to will cause the shingles to melt and bond together. If at any time the shingles are exposed to high winds you will see parts of the shingles known as tabs that will be torn apart from this special bond. When these tabs are broken they will need to be replaced.
A layer of gravel is constructed on top of the shingle to give it protection. You will see dark spots develop on the shingles where the gravel is worn off. At times you will see the gravel on the ground beside the roof line of a building. If you see a lot of gravel that has been washed away it is time to replace a shingle roof. If gutters are installed on a home you can look at the gutters and downspouts to see if there is gravel found that has washed into the gutters. If you see a lot of gravel in these spots your shingles are losing gravel. Another sign of worn shingles is when you will see the tabs of the shingles rolling or bubbling up.
If at any time you are in need of roofing repair contact your local roofing contractor to see if a complete replacement in necessary. He may be able to repair the roof saving you money.
Of winter’s many wonders, one of the activities that many people may not look forward to is shoveling snow from their driveway, patio, porch, and sidewalks. Shoveling snow is an important task for a number of reasons starting with gaining access to your vehicle, creating a safe path for you and your family to walk, and restoring the use of outdoor sites around your home.
While the need for shoveling snow is apparent, there are also potential health dangers that come from this type of exertion in cold temperatures that you may not be fully aware. While protecting yourself from the cold is important there are other factors that play a role as well in making this a potentially dangerous activity.
To breathe in cold air while exerting yourself shoveling snow over a long period of time works against the health of your body. In addition, the wet snow will get into your shoes and socks unless you are wearing galoshes or waterproof footwear which can cause irritation and even frostbite if exposed for too long.
One the biggest dangers is slipping on the snow, slush, or ice which can cause considerable injury. While most people may simply bruise the area of impact, there are many people who break bones or experience other types of serious injury because of a fall. This usually happens when you overextend and lose your footing. It is best to shovel in short strokes and keep your feet underneath you to minimize the chances of slipping.
It can be easy to over-exert yourself which results in sore muscles, stretched tendons and ligaments, and other injuries that will take some time to recover. While overexertion itself is usually not cause for much alarm as the resulting soreness will fade in a couple of days, it may mask a more serious condition that might have developed when shoveling snow that takes longer to diagnose.
For seniors and those who have suffered from heart conditions, shoveling snow is generally not an activity that you should be doing unless you talk to your physician first. This is because the strain on the heart is considerably more when using your muscles in the cold. It can be worse for those who are not in good physical condition as the stress from shoveling in the snow may not be fully apparent because of the cold which may lead to a heart attack.
How to Shovel Snow Properly
If you have to shovel snow yourself and you have a large driveway or extensive area to clear off, it’s generally best to invest in snow thrower which will clean the snow away in a fraction of the time with fairly little exertion.
If the property you own is too small to justify purchasing a snow thrower, then it is best if you do the job in manageable sections such as staying out for no more than ten to fifteen minutes before taking a break inside.
By keeping snow shoveling in its proper perspective starting with dressing appropriately, wearing waterproof footwear, using the right type of snow shovel, and taking breaks every ten to fifteen minutes or when you feel a bit tired you may avoid many of the inherent dangers of snow shoveling.
Gutters are a very important addition to any building. There are several important reasons why gutters are installed on the ends of the roofs of these buildings. The main purpose of the gutter is to gather the water that in running off of the roof and redirect them down the downspouts to the direction we prefer the water to travel. Gutters are available in several different material types and can be custom made to fit any home or building. No matter what type of materials your gutters are made of if they are not cleaned properly the entire system will not do as it is designed. We will look at why it important to make the chore of cleaning gutters a regular part of your yearly maintenance.
Most gutter cleaning projects are done after the fall leaves have fallen and just before we begin to enter the winter snow and rain season. This is an important time because this is when the gutters will fill with the leaves that have fallen. The leaves will need to be removed not only from the gutters themselves but there will be a few stray leaves and debris that will make their way into the downspouts. The downspouts of gutters work in much the same way a drains work in out tubs and sink. The downspouts are located most of the times at the corners of the buildings allowing the water to drain into the areas you have directed the downspouts.
One very important reasons the gutters will need to be cleaned before the winter rains and snow is to keep the water from the rain from filling the gutters. If the water is trapped in the gutters when the temperature gets below freezing the water trapped in the gutters will freeze. If the trapped water freezes it becomes a heavy burden on the gutters. This extra weigh will cause the gutters to collapse and damage the gutters as well as the fascia of the building. Ice weighs more than snow. So it is important to keep the water from being trapped in the gutters and becoming frozen.
Gutters are also a great source of protection against soil erosion. The water coming of the end of a roof can be very heavy. If you were to walk around a building that does not have gutters you will notice an extremely evident line in the soil at the end of the roof line. Without gutters this line will continually become deeper and more evident. This problem can lead to a the water collecting around you basement walls and possibly leak into your basement. Another thing to notice is the side of the building at the foot of the walls. If no gutters are present you will notice a definite staining on the walls. This staining is from the mud and clay that the runoff from the roofs will splash onto the building. Gutters will prevent the stains and soil erosion from causing problems around the building.
These are the most important reasons why you will need to clean your gutters at least every year. This is a simple DIY project but there are contractors that only install and maintain gutters. Check with your local gutter contractor.