Basement Learning Center

FAQs about Crawl Spaces

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 […]

Prepare Your Home for Summer Storms

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 […]

Basement Water Seepage and Flooding

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 […]

Waterproofing Tips for Basement Refinishing

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 […]

Basement Waterproofing Basics

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 Checklist for a Dry Basement

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, […]

Basement Waterproofing: Structural Repairs

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 […]

Solutions for Basement Humidity

When summer high temperatures reach the mid 90s in the northeast, conversations usually turn to just how uncomfortable it is outside because of the humidity. But did you know that humidity inside your house is more than simply uncomfortable – it’s dangerous, too.  It can wreak havoc on your health. While the rest of […]

Basement Waterproofing Before Basement Finishing

For many homeowners, a finished basement is on the list of goal projects. A finished basement both increases living space and adds to home value. Plus, it is exciting to have space in the home that can be turned into anything you wish. Think: play room, family room, man cave, home bar, den, wine […]

Basement Solutions: Backup Sump Pump

Does your house need a backup sump pump?
If you live in a flood prone area, or if the area around your home has a high water table, then it is certainly something to consider. This is especially true if you have a finished basement. Do you trust a single sump pump with its electric […]