ASHWORTH DRAINAGE BLOG

What Are The Dangers Of Hydrostatic Pressure?

November 9, 2020
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Soil surrounding the foundation can contain a lot of moisture, and the force of this waterlogged soil is called hydrostatic pressure. It’s one of the leading causes of basement drainage issues. It is the force behind leaks, cracks, and even the bowing of the foundation, but with the proper protection, you can prevent these problems!

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What Do I Need To Do To Winterize My Window Wells?

October 27, 2020

Winter is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about preparing your home for the cold weather. You’ve checked the insulation, your HVAC system, the sealing around your windows and doors – but did you remember the window wells?

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How Do Waterproofing Inspections Work?

October 13, 2020

Waterproofing and drainage problems are not always easy to spot. When these issues are small, they can be almost imperceptible; it isn’t until they become large that the average homeowner notices – think flooded basements, water spots on walls, and damaged items. 

A professional, visual inspection can detect these problems before they cause extensive (and expensive) damage. Waterproofing inspections can identify any signs of poor drainage and foundation damage. Here’s how they work!

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What Exactly Is A French Drain And Why Do I Need One?

September 21, 2020
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Water isn’t immune to gravity: it always moves to the lowest point. On many properties, that can be the ground around a home. When heavy rains fall or snow begins to melt, all that water can flow through the soil and right up to the foundation walls. One of the ways to stop this water from staying next to the concrete is to have a system that takes the water away. This is the French drain.

A French drain (also known as a weeping tile system) helps the drain out of the soil and around the foundation. It’s a key part of the protection system for your basement, and there are other benefits to having a working French drain, too!

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How To Correct Drainage Problems Around Your Background Pool

September 9, 2020
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Proper drainage around your swimming pool is important to keeping sanitary; you don’t want to let soil and debris flow into the water you’ve spent so much time and money cleaning! “Proper drainage” means getting rid of any standing water around the pool and deck and preventing pooling in planters, garden beds, and lawns that surround a below-ground pool. 

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How Much Time Do You Have After Water Damage Before Mould Sets In?

August 26, 2020
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Water coming into a basement doesn’t only damage the structure of a home and what’s inside – it can cause dangerous mould growth, too. Mould and mildew start growing within 24-48 hours of even the smallest amount of water exposure, and if left longer than two days, the problem can spread far beyond where the water damage is taking place. 

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Should A Sump Pump Always Have Water In It?

August 12, 2020
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The average home’s sump pump will see a lot of water over its lifetime. This water is sometimes from a direct flow from rain or snowmelt; other times, it’s the result of seepage. Regardless of the source, you might be wondering, “should there always be water in the sump pump?”

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How Are Waterproofing Membranes Made?

July 22, 2020
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Keeping a basement dry means keeping moisture off the outside of the concrete foundation. For this, many homeowners turn to a waterproofing membrane. How are these products made and will they stand up to the pressures surrounding your basement?

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Summer Drainage Issues To Be Aware Of On Your Property

July 10, 2020
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Spring and winter are the seasons with the most water, but summer poses unique challenges for your foundation and basement. Here are the three most common drainage problems warm weather poses for inside a basement, next to foundation walls, and on the lawn of homes around London!

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How Far Below Ground Are Weeping Tiles In A Septic Bed?

June 23, 2020
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Weeping tiles are an important part of your foundation, as they drain excess water away from the walls. But weeping tiles aren’t only found there – they are key to septic systems, too! For homes with a septic system, you may know them as “leaching lines” that send liquid to what’s called the tile bed, leaching bed, or leach field. 

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