Posts Tagged ‘Leaks’

Common Winter Drainage Problems

Winter is a hard time for your home’s drainage systems. Ice, snow, and deep freezes bring all kinds of unique drainage problems that are more difficult to solve than in the warmer months. You should make sure that you’re prepared to deal with the following five challenges!

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How Sump Pumps Work: The Sump Pump Basics

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Your sump pump is the unsung hero of your dry basement, doing a thankless job so well you might forget that it’s there. If that’s the case, you should probably go down to your basement and give it some kudos – and a safety check! The sump pump has become a fairly common fixture in…

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Fall Showers Bring Flooded Basements: What You Can Do About It

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Whenever the seasons change, many homeowners wince and think about their foundation. Moving from winter to spring means snowmelt that could make its way into your basement; autumn to winter means hydrostatic pressure pushing moisture onto your warm(er) basement walls as they thaw the soil surrounding them. Why can’t the weather be the same all…

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Waterproofing High-Risk Homes

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Waterproofing can be easy when you’re in a great area. In a place with the right soil, the right gradient, and the right landscaping, waterproofing can be a breeze, because you don’t need more than the basics! But not everyone lives in a home in an optimal area.

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

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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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Pool Precautions and Basement Drainage

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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…

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Repairing a Wet Basement Without Breaking The Bank

Wet Basement

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…

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Don’t Spring A Leak This Spring!

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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.

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Protecting Your Home From Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter

Many of us get so caught up in the holiday season that we have the tendency to forget to prepare our homes for the arrival and departure of Old Man Winter. The last thing anyone wants is water damage in their homes from the Spring thaw. During the time between March and April, the temperature…

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My Basement Flooded, Now What?

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With all the rain we’ve been getting lately, it’s a high possibility that you’ve been afflicted with one of the homeowner’s worst nightmares: a flooded basement. Don’t panic, we’re going to cover the bases on what needs to be done in this blog, and help you where we can! If your basement hasn’t flooded, it…

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