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July 2010

Wet basements and sewer backups in older homes

This house has an older style foundation drainage system. It is made out of segments of clay tile referred to as the footing drain. This drain system collects water from the ground around the house and any water from the roof or gutter that migrates down the outside of the foundation wall. This footing drain […]

GFCI Outlets

The GFCI Mapping Electrical Circuits – Interactive Tutorial A “GFCI” is a ground fault circuit interrupter. A ground fault circuit interrupter is an inexpensive electrical device that, if installed in household branch circuits, could prevent over two-thirds of the approximately 300 electrocutions still occurring each year in and around the home. Installation of the device […]