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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 […]

Waterproofing in Winter

It is often asked if basement waterproofing can be done in Winter? Some may be tempted to leave their waterproofing for Spring considering the harsh Canadian winters. But putting of waterproofing until later on, in hindsight may not be such a good idea as it can cause more damage to the foundation of your home. […]

Leaks – Why basements leaks in Winter?

Basements can leak water throughout the year whether moisture present is from rain or snow. During the winter months, basements radiate heat out into the surrounding soil, usually about 8 inches away from the foundation. This heat melts the frozen soil around the basement creating a pocket of moisture similar to a puddle. The water […]

Molds

Molds are fungi and are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, indoors and outdoors, year round. Molds grow best in warm, damp, dimly lit and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements, bathrooms, crawl spaces and attics. […]

Basement Flood Problems

Basement flood problems generally take one of three forms: Capillary action – when groundwater comes up through the foundation and slab. This type of basement flood generally occurs when the groundwater table is higher than the basement floor and foundation, and can be somewhat offset by use of a sump pump. Leakage or intrusion – […]