Basement Waterproofing

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 of [...]

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 [...]

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 your [...]

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 cellar, [...]

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 [...]

Basement Solutions: French Drains

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 where [...]

How Dry Basements Increase Home Value

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 [...]

Basement Solutions: Wall & Floor Cracks

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. The Problems Homeowners that find basement wall and floor cracks face [...]

Know the Difference: Plumbers v. Basement Waterproofers

Imagine waking up one morning to find a few inches of water on the floor in your finished basement. Could a pipe have broken? Could it be a sewage back up from the outside drain that leads to the city sewer system? Or is it ground water issue? Many new homeowners, especially those who have [...]