Basement Waterproofing Articles
Basement problems can range from cosmetic to catastrophic. Whether your walls have ugly white powder on them, mold is growing on everything in the area, or you have four feet of water in the basement, your problems are not uncommon and can be fixed. Below is a list of the ... [read more
Basement Leaking and Flooding
Whether it's a small leak in a corner or a major flood, water in the basement is not something you want to live with. A small basement leak is an early sign of a problem that will continue to worsen over time, either gradually or suddenly in a large rainstorm.
Wet ... [read more
Wet Basements and Home Plumbing
Even if your home was somehow completely protected from all groundwater flooding, your basement will still eventually flood. The reason is this: your home is filled with pressurized water. It resides in your plumbing pipes, sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, washing machine hoses, water heaters, and in many other locations throughout ... [read more
Quality Vacuums and Air Systems Keep Allergens out of your Life
Vacuuming does more than improve your home's appearance. A proper vacuuming also makes the area a cleaner, healthier place to live. If you or someone else in the house suffers from asthma or allergies, then carpet-borne particles from pet dander, dust mites, dust mite feces, pollen, and dust are all ... [read more
Do-It-Yourself Sump Pumps: An expensive pain in the neck
So you want to install a sump pump yourself? Fantastic! You’ll be saving a lot of money! At least, for the first month or two! But before you decide to take this route, consider the chore you’re about to take on.
Selecting the Best Sump PumpBefore you install your sump pump, ... [read more
Carpet Damage in a Basement
Even if you're not using your basement as living space, it's still very important to protect it from humidity, as rot, mold, and mildew can thoroughly damage everything in the space. Drywall, wood, carpeting, photo albums, clothing, holiday ornaments, leather, paint, documents, books, and anything with organic material will eventually ... [read more
Basement and Crawl Space Mold
Because air moves upwards in your home from the bottom floors through the roof and upper levels, mold in the basement means mold in your home. And in apartments and rental homes, the Journal of Property Management reports that lawsuits are being filed in mold-related issues by the tens of ... [read more
Foundation Wall Cracks
If you have a foundation wall- especially a cinder block foundation wall- with a crack, it's possible that the crack is going to get much worse. Water can leak into the basement, and because the wall is sometimes literally cracked in two pieces, movement of the walls and the pressure ... [read more
Basement and Crawl Space Humidity
Why are basements and crawl spaces notorious from being damp, humid spaces? If your basement is not flooding or leaking from the pipes, where is all that moisture coming from? The answer may surprise you.
Moisture enters your below-grade space through the concrete- even when the concrete's surface looks dry. The ... [read more
Exterior Drainage to Yard
Once out of your home, you'll want the drain to take it safely way from the house. If your discharge line is clogged of frozen, this won't be possible. For some basement waterproofing systems, this means a flooded basement.
Responsible basement contractors will take four important measures to ensure that your ... [read more
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