Skip the Summer Bummer with American Waterworks
Temperatures have been slowly creeping higher and higher, which can only mean one thing...Spring is on the way, and with it comes sunshine, birds chirping, and the smell of freshly mowed grass. This time of year also signifies another important annual project, reopening your cabin, lake, or summer home for the season! While you’re making plans to travel to your home away from home, keep an eye out for the following signs and symptoms of an undiagnosed problem threatening to put a damper on your summer season.
There’s nothing worse than opening the door to your oasis and being greeted by a pungent, musty odor wafting through the home. While this could be a sign of stale air being trapped in your home, it could also be an indicator of something more troublesome, like a leaky crawl space or basement. Symptoms of an unhealthy crawl space or basement include mold, mildew, wood rot, unpleasant odors throughout the home and heightened allergies or asthma symptoms. Lucky for you, we have a solution to this problem. Our crawl space encapsulation is a 100% waterproof liner that gets installed onto the walls and floors of the space, repelling any water and moisture from entering the space. Along with our crawl space drain, drainage matting, and more, your space will not only be protected from the onslaught of water in the summer, but will retain more heat in the winter, keeping your space dry and energy efficient, even when you aren’t there. Our AprilAire Dehumidifier is another option for your space. This dehumidifier creates healthy air and can reduce the number of viable viruses in the air to less than 1% in two days’ time when set to 50% relative humidity. This powerful system can also remove musty smells and odors while making your home drier and more comfortable.
As snow begins to melt, we all begin to notice the damage that was done over the winter. One major sign of spring is cracked or settled concrete becoming more apparent. From plows to saturated soil, the causes of sinking or cracked concrete are abundant. The last thing you need is a nasty trip landing you in the ER with a broken bone. Definitely puts a damper on the summer spirit! Our PolyLevel concrete lifting and leveling technique quicker, cleaner, and cheaper than traditional remedies like mud jacking or full replacement of the slab. After our PolyLevel is injected, it takes 15 minutes to cure, and then is ready to be walked on again, getting you right back to relaxing and enjoying your summer in no time.
When you get the family in the van and head to the lake house, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for signs of waterproofing issues, concrete sinkage, or even foundation problems that weren’t there before. No matter the cause, our team of Design Specialists will work closely with you to find the best solution for you and your home away from home. Click HERE or call 1-800-795-1204 so you can make the most of your summer!