Dealing with a Wet Basement

Dealing with a Wet Basement

In order to fix the problem of a wet basement, a homeowner will have to take several steps to avoid further problems. The first step is to find the source of the water. A person can get water in their basement from many different sources. It could be a leaky pipe. The homeowner should check any of the […]

Concrete Foundation – Ensuring Strength & Stability

There are two key factors that you want in a foundation: strength and stability.  A well-designed concrete foundation provides the stability, safety, and durability that your home requires. Prepping for a Concrete Foundation Healthy soil is just as important as the footings and concrete foundation that lie upon it.  When building any cement fou

Basement Leaks – Sources of Water in the Home

Before you embark on any particular waterproofing endeavor it is a good idea to find out what the source of your problem is.  Identify the basement leaks and you’ll know how to best deal with the situation.   Causes of Basement Leaks Basement leaks and moisture problems generally take one of three forms: Condensation – Caused […]

Waterproofing Your Basement Walls

Basement walls suffer from leaks too often.  If you are a homeowner and haven’t had to deal with a leaking basement, consider yourself lucky.  Even in the best-built homes, cracks in foundation and basement walls will eventually form. Cracks are formed from moisture in the soil outside basement walls.  Some homes are built over very damp [&he

Basement Waterproofing – The Weeping Tile System

A weeping tile system is a 4-inch porous pipe. Other names include drain, perimeter tile or corrugated drain pipe used for underground water collection or discharge. It was named around the time when terracotta (clay) was the typical material used for drain pipes. The weeping tile system was made up of short lengths of clay […]