Why You Might Need an Exterior Drain Tile System

If your home has basement water seepage, you need to correct the cause before your home and possessions are damaged extensively.  In some cases, basement waterproofing can be accomplished by installing an interior drain tile system.  In others, that kind of setup wouldn’t be appropriate (you have a finished basement, for example) or won’t prevent water from seeping into your home.

An exterior drain tile system will intercept and direct ground water away from your home before it makes its way into your basement.  It’s effective whether the cause of your basement water problem is overflowing gutters, inadequate, clogged or misdirected downspouts, clogged basement window wells, heavy snow-melt, or torrential rains.  Continue reading

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A Primer on Basement Waterproofing

A Primer on Basement WaterproofingDepending on the underlying cause of the water seeping in, basement waterproofing can be cheap and fairly easy or more extensive and expensive.  At its heart, though, preventing basement water seepage is a just a matter of giving the unwanted water somewhere else to go.

Several circumstances can create the right conditions for water or dampness to enter your basement.  Continue reading

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Basement Floor Cracks – They’re More Than Just Unsightly

Basement Floor CracksBy now, if you’ve been reading some of the articles on our blog, you probably know that water in your basement can cause a lot of problems.  You also probably know that water can enter your basement in several ways – through cracks, gaps or porous areas in the foundation, through gaps in or near a window frame, through the cove joint (the area where the basement floor meets the walls), or over the top of the foundation.  What you might not realize is that water can also come into your basement from the bottom up. Continue reading

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Crawlspaces Can Have Water Problems Too

Crawlspaces Can Have Water ProblemsMany homes have basement water seepage issues, but homes with crawlspaces can have water problems too.  In other words, even if you don’t have a traditional full basement, you still might need the services of a basement waterproofing professional.

Problems in basements are often seen fairly soon after they crop up, but seepage issues in crawlspaces often go unnoticed.  Many people finish their basements and use them to provide some extra living space, like a rec room, a teenager’s bedroom or a TV area.  Other people just use their basements for storage, but either way basements tend to be used more often than crawlspaces.   Some people don’t go into their crawlspace more than once or twice a year, if that.  If you’re one of them, water could be in your crawlspace long before you notice any of the signs.  Continue reading

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Crawl space repair and crawl space waterproofing

Crawl space repairMost homeowners are familiar with common basement seepage problems such as water coming in from around windows and doors, through cracks in the basement floor, clogged downspouts and around poorly installed pipes.  Over time, basement seepage can even occur from weakened, porous concrete and mortar joints.  The best way to correct these problems is to hire professional basement waterproofing experts to perform basement seepage repair and install a foundation waterproofing system that will prevent seepage from becoming a problem in the future. Continue reading

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