Under-deck drainage systems

Under-deck drainage systems

If your deck is on an upper level, you may want to consider installing a dry under-deck drainage system. This drainage system shields the area below the deck from rain and snow and directs rainwater out to the deck’s perimeter and into gutters or a downspout. Having one of these drainage systems installed allows you […]

Use of a Weeping Tile System

A weeping tile is a 4 inch porous pipe, also called a drain or perimeter tile or corrugated drain pipe used for underground water collection or discharge. It was named in the time period when terracotta (clay) were the typical material used for drain pipes. The weeping tile system was made up of short lengths of clay tube, laid […]

Waterproofing vs Dampproofing

Waterproofing refers to techniques or materials used to help prevent water from penetrating the basement of a house or a building. Waterproofing a basement that is below ground level involves the application of materials and sealants and the installation of drains and possibly a sump pump to collect, remove, or redirect water away from the [&hellip

Warning signs of water damage

  Warning signs that water is seeping into a basement or crawlspace often take years to develop and may not be easily visible. Over time, multiple signs of damage will become evident and could lead to structural failure. Cracked walls: Cracks may be horizontal, vertical, diagonal or stair-stepped. Severe pressure or structural damage is eviden

What is a Sump Pump?

One of the best options for homeowners and commercial properties operators to tackle the problem of a wet basement and water damage is by installing a sump pump. A heavy duty sump pump installed in a sealed sump pit, positioned in a basement will send water out to a more acceptable location, like a sloped lawn […]