Posts Tagged ‘waterproofing’

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!

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What Is Basement Parging?

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Basement parging is often seen as an added decoration that completes the look of a home’s exterior. While decorative parging can indeed lift any drabby-looking home, old or new, this practice adds an extra layer of protection for your home’s foundation. However, a lot of homeowners misunderstand just what parging is and why it’s important for…

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New Basement Technologies to Keep Your Basement Dry

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Basements aren’t exactly new innovations, but the technologies that work to keep your basement dry have been getting seriously advanced. The past few decades of creative thinking have made keeping moisture and water out of your basement a lot easier, letting more and more homeowners use their lower levels as new spaces to live in and enjoy.…

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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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Thawing and Freezing: Your Basement/Foundation

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Anywhere there’s local problems with geography, builders have to take them into account. Florida’s notorious  sinkholes and hurricanes have to always be factored in. In places like B.C., where it’s very damp, mould is a very big issue. Warm places like Australia, basements aren’t even needed at all because there’s no freezing and thawing cycle that makes…

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Basement Bugs and Moisture

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Basement Bugs and Moisture   Even to the untrained eye, many signs of a leaky foundation can be pretty obvious: dampness, pooling water, and cracks in the walls are all indicators that something is amiss. But did you know that the presence of bugs in your home is also a bad sign?

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FAQ About Basement Waterproofing

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Basement waterproofing can be a topic of broad conversation because the solutions run between simple, small crack repair, and major, costly flooding. Because of this, many people want to simply forget that their basement walls are a lot different than the rest of the house!   Here are some frequently asked questions about basement leakage…

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Property Upgrades Great for Staying or Selling

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Sometimes, all you need is a little change. Whether you want to move to new surroundings or perk up your current one, property upgrades can breathe new life (and new value) into your home.   If you’re thinking of selling, or are just in need of a change of scenery, here are some ideas to…

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What is a Weeping Tile System?

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Weeping tile systems are the unsung heroes of the strong foundations. Ask any layperson on the street about them, and that person will either walk by you as fast as possible, or give an ad-libbed answer about the last time they cried. It’s a real shame, because weeping tile systems are a very important part…

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Repairing a Wet Basement Without Breaking The Bank

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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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