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One Drain System Isn't as Good as Another

A drain system might seem simple and one drain as good as another. However, certain issues require specific solutions. In the case of a properly waterproofed basement, th...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

What's a Dehumidifier and What Does It Do?

Homeowners who notice condensation, humidity, or mold should consider investing in a dehumidifier. Moisture can create rot, which leads to expensive repairs, while mold c...

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Why Do Concrete Slabs Settle?

Settlement is a common problem for East Tennessee homeowners. Read on to learn more about the causes for settlement and how Master Services can help.

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Stairways, Hatchways-Surprising Ways Water Can Get Inside Basements

Stairways and hatchways can be a nuisance for homeowners, particularly when the home is an older construction. During heavy rains or flooding, water can easily make its w...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Anatomy of a Sump Pump: A Quick Guide

A sump pump is the best waterproofing system for both basements and crawlspaces. This system is installed just below the floor and collects water from the foundation soil...

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Foundation Repair Product Roundup

Settlement and property damage require more than a "one size fits all" approach. Structural issues can be varied and unique, so Master Services offers a variety of produc...

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Foundation Damage 101

There are several contributing factors to foundation damage, and Master Services has seen them all. Some are common and unavoidable, while others come down to negligence ...

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

How Damaged Windows Lead to Flooded Basements

Water can find its way inside a basement through multiple entry points. Primary entry points are basement windows, which often are constructed of wood or steel. These mat...

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Master Services Spotlight: TripleSafe Sump Pump System Eases Flooding Worri...

Our TripleSafe Sump Pump system could be called the Holy Grail of waterproofing systems-our pièce de résistance when it comes to keeping basements and crawlspaces dry, ...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Why Homeowners Should Encapsulate Their Crawlspaces

Some homeowners might assume that an encapsulation system is a frivolous investment that provides little value. This attitude can lead homeowners to neglect their crawlsp...

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

How Humidity Impacts Crawlspaces

Many homeowners might not be aware of a serious threat to crawlspaces: humidity. Humidity might not sound scary, but it has damaging and long-term effects on wood, insula...

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Master Services Spotlight: SmartJacks® Raise Sagging Beams

SmartJacks® are an effective, economical, and permanent solution for sagging floor joists. The SmartJacks® are adjustable, meaning they can be tightened over time to ad...

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Unique Moisture and Foundation Issues Facing Older Homes

Though charming and interesting, older homes cause unique issues for homeowners. Some of these issues include mold and mildew, fiberglass insulation, and structural probl...

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

How Soil Impacts a Home's Structure and Creates Foundation Issues

The soil surrounding your home has a huge impact on its structure and stability. East Tennessee is prone to clay-based soil, which swells or shrinks depending on weather ...

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Is Your Pool Deck Ready for Summer?

Summer is here, which means many of us will be spending time in and around the pool. But have you noticed sinking or cracking in your pool deck?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

There Are 6 Steps to Service Your Basement Waterproofing System

Annual maintenance of your waterproofing system is essential to keeping your basement or crawlspace safe and dry.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Carbon Fiber Reinforcement is an Effective Solution for Foundation Damage

Master Services offers a variety of foundation repair solutions, including Carbon Fiber Wall Reinforcement.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Mudjacking is Not an Ideal Concrete Leveling Solution

While mudjacking is a traditional solution for cracked and uneven concrete, it's not an ideal way to tackle these issues.

Monday, February 24th, 2020

All Insulation Is Not Created Equal

While fiberglass insulation is common, particularly in older homes, it can lead to a host of mold and moisture issues.

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Got Cracks in Your Walls? You Might Have a Bigger Problem Than You Realize

Many cracks are normal as a house settles. However, if you notice cracks lengthening, widening, or moving, you may have foundation problems.

Monday, February 17th, 2020

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