Tag Archives: Basement Waterproofing

Gutters, gutter guards and basement water problems

Everyone dreads cleaning the gutters but it is a necessary evil that most homeowners tackle twice each year – – once in the fall and again in the spring.  It usually involves ladders, gloves and scoops (or dirty hands) and … Continue reading

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What are the best seasons to waterproof my basement?

You may not be thinking about basement waterproofing unless you are suffering from basement flooding or basement seepage problems.  Most people never consider that their basement needs to be protected from water seepage and flooding until something goes wrong.  A … Continue reading

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How can hydro-static pressure cause mold in my basement?

In order to answer this question, we must first look at the properties of water.  Water has two basic properties – – it is self-leveling and it travels the path of least resistance.  Over time, the water in the ground … Continue reading

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Spring’s Not Here Yet, But Now’s the Time to Start Planning How to Keep Your Basement Dry

Well, it’s been a really hard, really long winter in the Chicago area.  Actually, it’s been bad all over the Midwest, so we shouldn’t feel singled out.  Spring isn’t here yet but it’s finally on the way, so now’s the … Continue reading

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What Are Cove Joints, and Why Do They Sometimes Let Water Seep into My Basement?

If you’ve ever talked with a basement waterproofing contractor, he may have mentioned the term “cove joint.”  You might have gotten carried away talking about something else, though, and forgotten to ask what a cove joint is.  You also might … Continue reading

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