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Posts Tagged ‘waterproofing’

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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Drainage: Improve Your Property Grade

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It’s easy to forget that homeowners shouldn’t just look at the basement and foundation to explain water damage. Of course, if anything is leaking, that’s a sure sign that something is wrong with them, but the amount of water and damage can depend on not just the foundation, but the drainage of the land that…

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