If your basement floods, your priority is to remove the water and dry the area out. However, once the water is gone, one of the most important things to do after basement flooding is to check for any signs of mold or fungus. Getting mold under control early can help prevent a more significant problem [...]
Spring rain and winter storms are obvious trouble points for keeping your basement dry. However, the summer can be just as challenging if you don’t know how to prevent the hotter days from causing more basement woes. Has this ever happened to you? It’s a wonderful day outside, so you open your basement windows to [...]
Have you considered waterproofing your basement, but put it off because of the cost? If so, you’re not alone – especially if you’ve not yet had problems with a leaky or flooded basement. For many homeowners, the basement is an afterthought until there’s a problem that needs fixing. However, investing in waterproofing your basement might [...]
The temperature is rising, and summer is on the way. Spring is a great time to refresh your home, do some spring cleaning – and it’s also a great time to do some basement maintenance to help keep your basement dry all year-round. Check your seals Areas that provide potential access for water into your [...]
Do you know what the humidity levels in your home are? It's something many homeowners don't think about, but monitoring and managing the humidity levels in your home can have lots of benefits. The ideal humidity is between 40% and 60% humidity. Air that's too humid, or air that's too dry can cause these three [...]
Cracking in basement walls and floors isn’t only a problem in older houses, it’s reasonably common in newer homes too. Read on to discover what to do if you suspect your foundation is leaking.
Luckily, spring is only around the corner, but there are still a few more weeks of winter left, and it’s important to stay vigilant for the typical winter causes of a leaky basement. With a little foresight, most of them can be tackled or prevented.
Here’s our list of the top 4 reasons that you might find yourself dealing with a leaky basement this winter.
Your home is the biggest investment you make, and waterproofing your basement is an important step to protect your investment and make the most of your basement space. A dry basement can increase the value of your home, as well as allow you to make the best use of your basement space. Here’s our handy checklist for what to [...]
Fall is one of our favorite seasons. Plaid shirts, the changing colors of the leaves, and the enticing aroma of pumpkin pie are just some of the things that make us happy when the colder months arrive. However, fall also brings its own special challenges when it comes to keeping your basement dry.
When considering what material to use for a new basement floor, it’s important to remember that even when the weather is dry, basement floors may still be in close proximity to moisture. This is due to ground water. And, of course, after a heavy rain or melting snow, this is all the more true. As [...]