In the cold winter weather, many families and homeowners spend time in finished basements watching movies or catching up on television, using the home gym, or playing games. When it’s especially cold outside, a finished basement is an ideal place to escape the harshness of winter. In addition, winter is an excellent time for […]
Basement windows are a wonderful feature because they add light and fresh air to rooms. However, many homeowners often find water in their basements beneath their windows or dripping down the wall near them.
Basement window leaks can seem like a small problem at first. However, a small leak can lead to major problems down […]
Basement moisture can come from a variety of sources, and it’s often an ongoing problem. This area of your home is surrounded by moist soil, a fact that does not help in basement moisture control. This can make your basement unusable, or it can cause damage to a finished living space or storage area. […]
Crawl spaces are often neglected areas of homes. They are small, unseen, and rarely accessed. Waterproofing a crawl space though is essential to keeping your home’s basement dry, and often our customers call us with questions about this relatively unknown area of a home.
Here are some of our customers’ frequently asked questions about crawl […]
Memorial Day Weekend kicked off the unofficial start of summer, and in most parts of the country, the weather is finally warming up after a very cool spring. This change in weather conditions can lead to extreme heat as well as severe summer storms.
Here are some essential tips for getting your house ready for […]
This time of the year, there is always a good chance that heavy rains will lead to some amount of basement water seepage or flooding. When the ground can no longer absorb the water, it can seep into your basement, exposing the flaws of your home’s foundation or your property’s grading.
If you do find […]
Have you considering basement refinishing? While this is a major home improvement project, there are so many advantages that make it worth the time, cost, and effort. Not only does a finished basement add value to your home because the livable space increases, but it also gives your house a “flex space” that can […]
According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than half of all American homes suffer from a “wet basement.” There are many causes and just as many waterproofing solutions – and it can all seem overwhelming to homeowners. So we thought we’d take a step back and break it down to the basics […]
Fall is a great time of year to think about how to keep your basement dry in the coming months of rain, sleet, and snow. Taking these important proactive steps will help ensure dry basement this winter and into the spring:
Check the gutters.
Throughout the fall, your gutters may become filled and clogged with leaves, […]
There are many reasons and corresponding methods for basement waterproofing. For the majority of homeowners, the most daunting problems of all are structural repairs. These have to do with the structure and foundation of the house itself. Your home – your life – sits on top of this foundation.
At Affordable Waterproofing, we want to […]