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 [...]
Shopping for a new house? Be sure to fully inspect the basement. Basements, by the simple fact that they are built below ground, present the very good possibility of water infiltration or intrusion. What seemed like a dry basement when you were buying the house can become a wet basement overnight after you have moved [...]
Humidity flourishes in below-grade spaces. Learn how to dehumidify your basement by following these steps that will keep your home healthy and dry.
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 [...]
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. Having [...]
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 [...]