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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When you discover that water is seeping into your basement, take a look around both inside ̶ and outside in your yard. If your home is situated on on a hill, or if your yard slopes at all, water may be draining poorly. Another possibility is that your home is located along the path […]
Dry basements can greatly increase home value. For some homeowners, a basement is simply a place for storage and utilities. In other houses, a basement is an extension of the home’s living space – whether it is used as a playroom, an office, an extra bedroom, a home gym, or all of the above.
Whatever a basement is […]
Even in newer homes, basement wall and floor cracks are common occurrences. Unfortunately, they very often remain unnoticed by many homeowners until problems arise because of them. Cracks of every width, length, and depth can cause major structural and safety issues in a house.
Homeowners that find basement wall and floor cracks face several […]
Spring showers bring beautiful flowers – and basement flooding.
When you combine the thawing of the ground and those spring rains, water can easily find its way into your basement. For many property owners, spring’s arrival often shows all of the unfortunate flaws in the foundation of your home or the grading of your land.
Coming home […]