Basement Learning Center

3 Tips for Low Cost Waterproofing

When you’re a kid, the idea of your basement filling up with water so that it’s the equivalent of an indoor swimming pool is exciting. As an adult, it’s more of a fear. And, even if your basement doesn’t fill with water, leaks and small pools aren’t welcomed either. Overtime, build up of water […]

What to Expect from a Basement Waterproofing Estimate

Wet basements are messy and unsettling. When water seeps or floods into your unfinished basement, it may prevent you from using the space for storage. If this area of your home is finished, then a wet basement can cause serious trouble. Knowing what to expect from a basement waterproofing estimate will help you deal […]

New Jersey Resident Fall Basement Checklist

A basement often acts as a valuable extension to the rest of your home. Whether you use it for extra living space or simply for storage, regular season-specific upkeep is essential for protecting your home. As fall arrives in New Jersey on the way towards winter, consider making a checklist of cold weather preparation […]

Should I Buy A House with A Wet Basement?

When purchasing a home, you generally need to make some compromises. You might not be able to get the exact layout that you want, or you may need to choose a school district that has slightly lower rankings in the area. Right now, neither of these is your concern. Instead, you’re trying to decide […]

Listen to What Your Home is Telling You: Foundation Cracks

What Causes a Foundation Crack?
There are many factors to consider if you notice a crack in the foundation of your home. Some of the most common causes include settlement or slippage, shrinkage of concrete or lumber, and inadequate external drainage. In general, you should keep in mind the effects that climate and precipitation can […]

Does Every House Need a Sump Pump?

To answer this question it is important to first understand the purpose and function of a sump pump. Essentially, it is a pump that you would install in the lowest part of your basement to remove any water that would accumulate. Typically it is installed within a sump pit. When flooding would occur it […]

Five Questions for Your Basement Waterproofing Contractor

Your home is an important part of your life. Not only do you (and possibly your family) spend lots of valuable time there, your home is a financial investment. If you are thinking about having some waterproofing work done, it is only natural that you want the best.
How can you make sure that your […]

Protect Your Home from Hurricane Season

Many of us, especially on the East Coast, are thrilled to see the mountains of snow by the side of the road going down as the numbers on the thermometer go up. But the changing of the seasons brings some fresh problems as well. Spring will quickly become summer, and with summer comes hurricane […]

The Top Six Ways Yard Drainage Can Cause Basement Leaks

Basement leaks are a common problem, but here’s a little secret: they aren’t always your basement’s fault. If the soil around your house is too wet, water can force its way in. It is yard drainage, not bad basement design, that is often to blame for the soggy basement blues.
How can you figure out […]

How a Minor Basement Leak Can Cost You Big In the Long Run

A hairline crack in your basement wall. A bit of water on the floor. It can be easy to ignore these seemingly unimportant flaws. After all, you have plenty to deal with without worrying about every little imperfection in your basement.
Think again. A small leak in your basement is a warning sign, like a […]