ASHWORTH DRAINAGE BLOG

Reasons Foundation Repair Is Important

August 14, 2022
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If you have a home, then it is important to make sure that the foundation is in good condition. A damaged foundation can lead to all sorts of problems, including structural damage to your home. In this post, we will discuss some of the reasons why foundation repair is so important. We will also talk about the signs that you need to have your foundation repaired and some of the benefits of doing so. (more…)

3 Types of Drainage: What You Need to Know

July 25, 2022
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No matter what type of property you own, it’s important to know the basics of drainage. Inadequate water drainage can result in a variety of issues, including structural damage and flooding. In this post, we will discuss the three types of drainage: surface drainage, subsurface drainage, and stormwater management.

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How to Detect and Solve Yard Drainage Problems

June 6, 2022

Drainage is an important part of any property, and it’s especially crucial when it comes to yards. When water doesn’t drain properly, it can lead to a variety of problems, from flooding to erosion. In this post, we will discuss how to detect yard drainage problems and how to solve them. Keep reading to learn some tips on how to prevent these problems from happening. (more…)

Do I Need Foundation Repair?

May 15, 2022
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If you’ve been noticing cracks in your walls, floors, or ceilings, it’s possible that you need foundation repair. Many homeowners are unaware of the damage that can be done by a faulty foundation until it’s too late. Let’s discuss some common signs that you need foundation repair, as well as the benefits of getting it done sooner rather than later. (more…)

Assessing Your Basement for Winter Damage: Leaks, Cracks, and More

March 31, 2022
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The winter months can be harsh on your home, and your basement is no exception. If you haven’t already done so, it’s important to take a look at your basement for any signs of damage. Leaks, cracks, and water damage can all lead to expensive repairs down the road if not addressed early on. In this blog post, we will discuss how to assess your basement for winter damage and what you can do to fix it!

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What Does A Sump Pump Do?

January 12, 2022
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The layperson probably doesn’t know the names of every piece of plumbing technology that keeps their home functional and dry. One of these pieces is a sump pump, and if your house doesn’t have one, its absence will be noticed as soon as flood season comes around.

This lifesaver drains away the water pooling beneath your house before it can cause significant damage to your property, but it goes largely unseen. How does this miracle of plumbing work, exactly? Read on to find out.

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What Happens To A Concrete Foundation In Winter?

November 24, 2021
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Cold weather does a lot more than get you to crank the thermostat and reach for a mug of hot cocoa – it can affect the unseen parts of your home, including your concrete foundation. You might not notice the impact the cold is having on your basement and foundation until it’s too late!

When the weather gets cold, know what effects it can have on your home – here’s what happens to a concrete foundation in winter. 

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Sump Pumps: Why Does My Home Need One, And How Do I Test It?

September 13, 2021
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A sump pump can be one of the most important pieces of equipment for foundation drainage systems, but there’s a good chance you’ve never considered how well it’s working to protect your home. Why would your home need a sump pump, and how can you test how well it’s working?

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How To Repair Basement Cinder Block Wall

May 7, 2021

 

Concrete block foundations have their benefits, though these days, you’ll find them supporting older homes. Because they are rarely solid in the middle, the cinder block used for foundations can develop unique problems. How would we approach repairing this kind of basement wall?

 

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What DIY Waterproofing Solutions Can Harm Your Basement?

April 19, 2021

When it comes to many home projects, doing it yourself is a proper solution. There are many places around the house where amateur handy people can put their skills to good use. One area we don’t recommend this work is the basement. 

While it might sound like a way to cut down on expenses, DIY waterproofing solutions can do much more harm than good, costing more in the long run.

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