Posts Tagged ‘Moisture’
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
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
How To Drain Outdoor Pipes For Winter
As far as winter prep goes, draining your outdoor pipes is one of the easier tasks, so it’s ironic that it’s also one of the most important. When you drain and shut off the pipes that lead outdoors, you’re not just preventing outside damage – you’ll prevent a lot of potential indoor damage, too!Read More
Why Do I Need a Sump Pump?
A sump pump is a valuable tool for all homeowners but how do you know you should have one? There can be a range of questions when it comes to sump pumps! Check below to know if you should have one.Read More
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.Read More