In construction, underpinning is the process of strengthening and stabilizing the foundation of an existing building or other structure, or most commonly done for the purpose of basement lowering thereby creating additional height. Creating basement space under existing structure also requires underpinning after excavation. Basement foundation unde

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 – […]

Basement Waterproofing Tips

Today, homes are built with professional wet basement waterproofing or foundation waterproofing installed by reputable wet basement contractors. But if you own a home that is over 30 years old, it’s important to know how to prevent a wet basement. If your home is not fully protected from water leakage, you can be in for […]

Working with Concrete

Concrete is key when it comes to foundations. A well-designed foundation is the key to the stability, safety and durability of any building. Solid soil is just as important as the footings and foundation that lie upon it. It’s a good idea to have an engineer examine the load-bearing quality of the soil you are […]

Crawlspace Waterproofing

An underground crawl space is a type of basement in which one cannot stand up and the surface is often soil. It is typically small enough that you need to actually crawl into it, hence the name. Crawl spaces offer a convenient access to pipes, substructures and a variety of other areas that may be […]