Posts Tagged ‘waterproofing’
Why is My Basement Drain Backing Up?
If you’ve ever had a basement drain back up, you know how frustrating it can be. Water can start to seep in through small cracks in the foundation, causing all sorts of problems. What causes this to happen and how can you prevent it from happening again? Read on to find out!Read More
Is Your Water Bill Higher Than It Should Be?
Do you feel like your water bill is a little too high? If so, you’re not alone. Many homeowners struggle to keep their water bills under control. In this post, we will discuss some of the reasons why your water bill might be higher than it should be. We will also provide some tips on…Read More
3 Types of Drainage: What You Need to Know
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.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 Does Mold In A Basement Smell Like?
Excess water in the basement is the biggest cause of mold growth, but the moisture may be in hard-to-see parts of this below-ground level. One way most homeowners first detect mold with their nose – the odors of mold can be easily detected. How can you pick out mold from ordinary home aromas?Read More
What Do I Need To Do To Winterize My Window Wells?
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?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 Are Waterproofing Membranes Made?
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?Read More
All About Bituminous Waterproofing
One important part of foundation repair is the layer of tar we spray on the walls. This common exterior layer is made of a petroleum-based asphalt, sort of like what goes on a roof. It is resistant to moisture penetration, making it very good for repelling moisture that makes it to your concrete foundation and…Read More