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As winter snows melt or summer thunderstorms pour down rain, telltale signs of home maintenance problems commonly begin to crop up. Gutters leak, lawns grow puddles and mold begins to sprout.
Worst of all, basements begin to get leaky. At the end of winter, the
Basements are supposed to be dry so they can safely be used as storage, work or living space. When a basement has water seepage not only is its use compromised but the resulting dampness and mold growth can affect the health of the home&rsquo
Many Chicago homeowners, when faced with water seepage through their basement walls, think that smearing something on the inside of the wall is the best way to stop it. There is no shortage of products on the market for this purpose – “waterproofing” paint, hydraulic cement,
Whereas interior drain tile is sort of the jack-of-all-trades of the basement waterproofing business, exterior drain tile does one thing and does it extremely well – intercepts and drains away ground water before it can get into your basement.
As part of a system of “positive
Most of the time, this blog is about basement waterproofing “after the fact” -- water problems and waterproofing solutions in existing homes. The other night while watching TV I was reminded that the smart homebuilder (or the even smarter homebuyer) can ensure freedom from basement seepage
You’ve got a beautifully finished basement and you are starting to get water seeping in. How can you make this nightmare go away before your belongings start getting damaged? Some waterproofing companies will tell you that you need to do the job from the inside.