Posts Tagged ‘Leaks’
Do I Need Foundation Repair?
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…Read More
Assessing Your Basement for Winter Damage: Leaks, Cracks, and More
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…Read More
What Causes Basement Moisture?
Basements can be notorious for being dank, humid places, but don’t take the moisture as an ordinary sign – it can mean an issue exists that could affect the integrity of your entire house. From foundation shifting to hazardous mould, basement moisture can be a sign of a lot of different problems. What causes basement…Read More
What Are The Dangers Of Hydrostatic Pressure?
Soil surrounding your homes’ 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…Read More
How Do Waterproofing Inspections Work?
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…Read More
What’s So Great About French Drains?
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…Read More
How Wall Anchors Work To Prevent Foundation Issues
Foundation walls that are under pressure and buckling inwards can severely impact the rest of your home. Floors can slope, windows and doors will lean, and cracks can form around seals and on the upper floors. Even a slight lean can cause major problems! When you notice a foundation wall showing the signs of cracking,…Read More
Should You Heat An Unfinished Basement In Winter?
The rise in energy bills during the winter can have many homeowners rethinking their heating. One area to cut is an unfinished basement – after all, you’re not using it! Should you be heating your basement, even if it’s not a living space? For comfort reasons, it’s often a good idea to heat your basement.…Read More
Can The Seller Of A Home Refuse To Make Drainage Repairs?
Getting a home inspection is one of the wisest decisions a potential home buyer could make. An inspector can find hard-to-see weaknesses in the home’s structure, including those related to water damage and drainage problems. Some sellers have a “take it or leave it” philosophy when it comes to damage found in an inspection, even…Read More
Can You Waterproof A Basement Only From The Inside?
Some homeowners believe that basements only need to be waterproofed from the inside. They assume that by making the walls tight when finishing the basement, they won’t have to worry about any leakage or drainage problems. This misguided thinking can lead to many problems that extend far beyond just the basement!Read More