Tips to Prevent Melting Snow from Entering Basements

With warmer weather comes melting snow, and with melting snow comes the potential for basement leaks. Melting snow can be just as dangerous as heavy rainfall when it comes to basement flooding. Especially when there are drastic changes in the weather, a particularly warm day can easily melt a few feet of snow, which often causes nearby lakes and rivers to overflow. Thankfully, there are ways that you can help prevent melting snow from entering your basement and causing water damage. Repair Foundation Cracks Immediately If you have an unfinished basement, it is relatively easy to keep an eye on…

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Sewer Backup and Water Damage

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  Sewer backup and water damage are gross and expensive. Here are some ways you can help prevent them from happening to your home. When it comes to water damage, prevention is often the less expensive and more responsible route for protecting your home. Here are five ways in which professional basement waterproofing experts can help protect your home from sewer backup and water damage. Backwater Valves Backwater valves are small, ingeniously simple devices that prevent your main drain pipes from backing up and pumping water back into your home. They work by simple mechanics, letting water flow freely when…

Driveway and Decks: Cleaning Tips and Tricks | Edmonton

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Summary: Here are some helpful tips and tricks for cleaning your driveway and deck, according to their building materials. The most common tool for cleaning decks and driveways is a pressure washer, but depending on the material your driveway or deck is made of, you will have to employ different techniques and settings. Let’s go over the most common materials and how to clean them. Concrete In order to clean those tougher messes caused by things like paint or tire marks, you need a pressure washer capable of at least 3000 PSI. You also need at least 4 gallons a…

What to Look for When Choosing new Carpet for your Home | Design Tips

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Your family deserves a cozy feeling when they walk through their house with bare feet in that new condo, apartment or house. The only way to make that happened is to invest in the right kind of carpet for your home. Knowing where to start can help you make an educated decision as well as guide you through the process of buying the best design and style for your needs. The right carpet can make a big difference in the way a room looks and feels. Take a moment to learn about the things you should look for when investing…

How to Make Small Spaces Feel Big | Edmonton Restoration

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Small spaces are becoming more and more popular due to preference, budget and necessity.  But just because you have a small space doesn’t mean it has to feel tiny! Making your space feel more spacious is just a matter of a few simple tricks and a little bit of elbow grease. Furniture Furniture says a lot about a room, especially if it’s the room is on the small side. The natural tendency when decorating a small space is to buy furniture that is small  - but this is not the best way to make the room feel more spacious. Buying…

How to Prevent Water Damage This Spring | Restoration Services

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As spring approaches, the threat of water damage gets higher and many people unfortunately experience water damage in their homes. Basements are much more likely to get flooded with spring runoff surrounding the foundation of houses. Water damage in your home can sometimes be unavoidable but there are a few things you can do to lessen the chances of your possessions becoming waterlogged. 1. Test your sump pump to see if it’s working: First, make sure there is no debris clogging the outside pipe. Then attach the hose that pumps the water away from your home. Next, unplug your sump…

Top Spring 2015 Design Trends | Edmonton Restoration

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Are you looking to do some restoration or renovation this spring? When the sun comes out and the grass starts to show, spring fever hits and that’s when we start thinking about how to spruce up our homes. Some of the design tips are taken directly from the runway, while others are directly inspired by the season. Whether you have a cozy place or a sprawling home these spring design tips will help you freshen up and stay on trend! Pastels and Neutrals: Pretty pastels are in this spring, with purple leading the pack. Try mixing these with neutrals for…