Sump Pit / Guides

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...sump pump work? A sump pump is installed in a sump pit, which is usually in an out of the way place in a basement, like the mechanical room. In the sump pit i...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...Sump pump battery backup: Most newly build homes with basements have sump pumps, but they require power to operate. And, the most likely time you will lose powe...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...sump pump at the lowest point. Even if you’ve never had flooding in the past, that does not mean you will never have it in the future. We’ve never heard anyone ...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...pit run gravel can be a more affordable option than crushed stone. 2) Ask your contractor to protect topsoil for future use. Excavated topsoil should be place...