Getting Rid of Seepage

SeepageHaving a good foundation of home doesn’t guarantee a safe place to stay. However, if a place is taken good care of, no matter how old it is; it can still be a safe place to live in.

One of the common issues mostly homeowners have at home is the occurrence of seepage at the basement. Although it is very common, getting rid of it is possible. It may be inevitable, but taking precautionary measure will keep your home, and so as your family safe from the effect of it. Continue reading

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How Do You Know If You have a Wet Basement?

Mold in your basementThe last thing you want to hear is that you might be sharing your home with an invisible danger. If you have mold in your basement or the potential for mold, you just might be doing just that. You should always be aware of the dangers that mold represents and how to detect if you are at risk. It could mean your health and the health of your family and pets.

The first thing you should know is that you may or may not even detect the mold. It typically has a strong odor and can be seen if you inspect a little. But that is not always the case. You may not notice until you are experiencing health problems associated with breathing in the bad air. Continue reading

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Problems Leaky Basements Cause and What You Can Do

Leaky BasementsThere are a variety of reasons why your basement keeps getting wet. It doesn’t always have to be a result of heavy rains and flooding. Here are a couple of problems you might encounter and some quick solutions you can try.

A common problem that causes wet basements is outdated houses, plumbing and pipes. You can’t change the fact that your house was originally built 50 to 100 years ago. You have to do what you can.  The answer to old plumbing systems and pipes is simple. Replace the system.  If this sounds like something that is out of your financial capability, start small. The first thing to do is schedule a consultation with a professional. They will give you a better insight into what you need to do and what you can do. Continue reading

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Basement Waterproofing When Your Foundation is Made of Brick

Basement WaterproofingYou might be surprised by how many homes have brick foundations.   While it’s probably true that most foundations are concrete block, the material that’s most often used to construct foundations can vary from region to region and from town to town.   In addition to concrete block, poured concrete is often used.  Homes can also have foundations constructed of courses of brick.  Brick foundations are especially common in older homes.

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Don’t Ignore Water That Pools Near Your Foundation Walls

Foundation WallsA lot of us live where heavy rains are common.  For instance, people in Florida know that torrential downpours occur at least weekly during the summer rainy season.  It’s even worse when a hurricane or a tropical storm is on the way.  Then, it’s pretty typical to get 10 or 15 inches of rain within a day or two, and the storm can last for days.  That’s a lot of water for anyone’s gutters to deal with.  And where does all that water go after it shoots out of the downspouts?  The ground surrounding a home’s foundation can only handle so much. Continue reading

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