Wet Basements and Summer: What’s Causing That Moisture?

Spring has come and gone, and you might say a little prayer of thanks for getting through another very wet season. There’s no more melting snow or April showers, and that’s great! Just don’t sit back and wait for another winter to roll through – you can still run into problems this summer.

 

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Can Animals Cause Bad Drainage?

You might think you’ve thought of it all. You’ve got great drainage around the foundation, your pipes are far enough away from the house, and your sump pump is working as well as it possibly could! You are prepared for anything! Except… ANIMALS!

 

Now there’s a strange sound in your basement. A scritch scritch. It sounds almost like… digging.

 

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What is a Weeping Tile System?

Weeping tile systems are the unsung heroes of the strong foundations. Ask any layperson on the street about them, and that person will either walk by you as fast as possible, or give an ad-libbed answer about the last time they cried. It’s a real shame, because weeping tile systems are a very important part of keeping your basement dry!

 

So let’s break it down for the common person. Get to know your foundation and what keeps it dry – you’re probably going to rely on it in the future!

 

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The Beauty and Benefits of Concrete

Concrete is coming back in style, and frankly, it’s a great thing! Don’t get us wrong, wood decks and yard implements look beautiful too, but concrete… well, it’s another word for solid for a reason!

 

Concrete is a foundation material for homes, commercial buildings, and roadways, but it can just as easily be the foundation for your outdoor landscape plan, too! It’s often forgotten in favour of plants, lawns, and nice wooden architecture, but it can be a very beautiful addition to any landscaping. Plus, it’s a very resilient material.

 

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Pool Precautions and Basement Drainage

With spring here, that means summer is right around the corner, and the warmer weather that comes with the changing of the seasons means your pool is almost ready to be used! Before getting everything ready, though, make sure you’re aware of how that gigantic mass of water in your backyard can affect your foundation and basement.

 

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Repairing a Wet Basement Without Breaking The Bank

A wet basement can conjure up images of damaged furniture, ruined flooring, and wading knee-deep through an unexpected torrent of water, but the worst one is what it’ll do to your bank account. For a lot of people, a wet basement usually means an empty savings account or a pile of bills.

 

That’s not always the case! Wet basement issues don’t always require expensive solutions, and many times the resources to solve or prevent leaks are within your budgetary grasp. 

 

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Drainage: Improve Your Property Grade

It’s easy to forget that homeowners shouldn’t just look at the basement and foundation to explain water damage. Of course, if anything is leaking, that’s a sure sign that something is wrong with them, but the amount of water and damage can depend on not just the foundation, but the drainage of the land that surrounds it, too.

 

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Don’t Spring A Leak This Spring!

Spring is here, which means birds singing, buds growing on trees, and no more snow! While you might rejoice when you look out your window to see the ground no longer covered in the white stuff, snow just doesn’t disappear. It’s going to go somewhere, and it’s usually underground. Continue reading…


Why Choose a Local Waterproofing Contractor?

 

Let’s say you’ve moved to London, Ontario. You’ve memorized the street names and patterns, the selection of local pizza and Chinese food places, and checked how far you are from schools and parks. You’re well on your way to getting to know your neighbors and becoming a member of the community! Continue reading…


Waterproof Basement? Here Are Five Cool Ways To Use It!

So you’ve done the smart thing and firmly waterproofed your basement. You’ve officially seen the last of leaks, mold, and cracking cement for a long, long time. Now what? Don’t let the hard, technical work go to waste! Make the most of it and turn that amazingly sealed basement into a wonderful entertainment space. You won’t have to worry any longer about your precious books, movies, furniture, or electronics getting warped or damaged – why not maximize their usage? The possibilities to make this new, warm, usable space really reflect you are endless! Continue reading…