Flooding Deja Vu: Here Comes The Rain

Now’s the Time for Iowa Homeowners to Ready Their Flood Defense Plan

In one of Mother Nature’s cruelest twists of irony, nearly 10 years to the date of the devastating Iowa floods of 2018, flooded rivers and waters are again threatening numerous towns throughout eastern Iowa.

A fury of early June rains have many of the Hawkeye State’s rivers and tributaries threatening to reach flood stage and overflow their banks.… Read the rest

National Weather Service Forecasts Spring Flood Relief for Iowa

It’s almost safe to go outside, for at long last, it’s springtime again in America.

Alas, for weary Iowans suffering from a 106-degree case of cabin fever, this is no time to let your guard down against severe weather threats to your home and family. For as we’ve learned the hard way the last few springs, being the heart of the Mississippi River Valley puts Iowa in the crosshairs of potential severe flooding.… Read the rest

How Your House Can Survive A Bomb Cyclone

Let’s face the cold, hard, inescapable, miserable truth: So far, the winter of 2018 has felt like winter in the coldest, harshest northern regions of Westeros. Stephen King isn’t cruel enough to dream up anything as harsh as what January has already dealt us. If you’re not an avid ice fisherman, this winter has been for the birds, well, the birds not smart enough to fly south months ago.… Read the rest

Does Your Home Have a Sinking Feeling?

Des Moines. Cedar Rapids. Burlington. Dubuque. Interstate 80. Out of nowhere and without warning, sinkholes are appearing all over Iowa and often swallowing everything in their path.  And you thought teenagers had a bottomless appetite.

This is no horror movie plot. This is reality for thousands of unsuspecting Midwest homeowners. As hundreds of evacuated homeowners in Fraser, Mich., discovered in December, sinkholes can strike anywhere.… Read the rest

Big Roofing Maintenance Mistakes Lead to Big-Time Roofing Problems

It’s the important home roof maintenance decisions we don’t make that come back to haunt us the most.

Our home’s first line of defense against the outside elements needs educated, fiscally-smart, attentive care to allow it to effectively do its job and stand up against nature’s often harsh wrath.

Performing regular roofing maintenance can extend your roof’s life by many years and enable to better protect the most important investment of your life.… Read the rest