Archive for Basements & Foundations

Does My Basement Need a Dehumidifier?

If your basement smells stale or musty, or you can see damp areas on the walls or floors, you will benefit from a quality dehumidifier.

Moisture migrating through the foundation, or water leaks, can cause high humidity inside your basement and entire home, leading to structural damage, rot, and various health problems. Mold spores and mildew are common causes of asthma or allergenic reactions.

Here are a few indications that you will benefit from a quality dehumidifier:

  • The basement air feels stale or clammy
  • Odors of mold and mildew are present
  • You can see or feel dampness on the exterior basement walls or floor
  • Visible mold grows in the corners of your basement

All of these are signs of excessive moisture in your basement, and potential health problems. Oneil Concrete Construction can suggest and install a quality basement dehumidifier to keep your family and your home healthy and safe.

Call today for a free consultation and estimate!

What’s Causing my Basement Moisture?

If you’re trying to cure a wet or musty basement, you’re probably wondering if it’s possible to dry out a basement simply by sealing the walls?

Often, it is, but to choose the right option, you need to determine if the moisture is coming from outside your foundation, or if it’s high interior humidity condensing on the cooler walls of your basement.

Oneil Concrete Construction can help determine the root cause of your basement moisture problems, and suggest the best solutions for your situation.

Learn more here, or call today for a free estimate!

Home Addition Foundations & Concrete Slabs

When a new family member arrives, or you’re finally building that dream kitchen you’ve always wanted, or you just want to grow your square footage, a home addition can be a smart choice.

Especially in a tight housing market, more and more homeowners are opting to maximize the value of their existing home rather than incur the costs of a major move to a new place.

Whether your new addition will be built on a basic concrete slab, or over a full basement, Oneil Concrete Construction can help get you started on a solid foundation. We can also recommend trusted industry partners for the other construction and finish work of a new addition, too.

See how Oneil Concrete Construction can help you get started on expanding your home!

Call today for a free consultation and estimate!