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If you have water coming into your basement, the time to take action is now. Ignoring the water will only complicate cleanup and repairs. To deal with the water, you’ll want to find the best basement waterproofing company so you don’t have the nightmare of
Fighting basement moisture can be an ongoing battle. This area of your home is surrounded by moist soil and by basement walls that do little to keep that moisture out. Usually basements have small windows to help ventilate the area, but when do these ever get opened?
Shiny new appliances, new siding, new cabinets and beautiful new floors, what is there not to love? The house is in the right location, has the right look and the price is right…time to put in an offer right? Not so fast, unfortunately there can
If you’ve noticed seepage in your basement and are wondering what is the best way to handle it, this article is for you. With so many options to pick from, it can be difficult to sort through them to decide on the best foundation waterproofing method.
Several times in this blog it’s been suggested that homeowners go outside during a rainstorm to observe why their basement leaks: overflowing gutters, poorly placed downspouts and other water management issues. It’s difficult to spot problems like these without the help of Mother
A customer at a home show once told me, “I’m never going to need your company’s services.” When I asked why she was so sure, she replied “Because my house was built on a slab. I don’t have
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
As in many urban areas, homes in Chicago tend to be on narrow, deep lots with not much room in between. Living elbow-to-elbow like this requires a spirit of neighborliness but it also creates some unique basement seepage problems –- and some equally unique theories on the
When we first became homeowners, we knew that certain pressures came with the job – paying the mortgage, fixing things that break or replacing things that really break. We probably didn’t think much about something called hydrostatic pressure, but many of us are dealing
Homeowners tend to have their favorite go-to guy to keep up with basic home repairs and their “honey-do” lists. It’s often difficult to find a good handyman, but when you finally do, you pile more and more on his punch list. Everything from
Let's face it. The last thing on most people's minds when buying a home is to inspect the basement for leaks. Realtors will tell you kitchens and bathrooms are what really sells homes. I am not a real estate speculator, but I
Believe it or not, there are basement waterproofing companies that won’t fix a foundation crack (as shown below). That’s right! It may be hard to believe, but they are out there.
Over the years, I’ve
Getting water into the basement is an unpleasant situation for anyone, whether you have a finished basement in your home or if it is an unfinished storage area. Heck, even seepage in an isolated furnace or mechanical room is unacceptable. And waterproofing is
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.
Not all basement waterproofing repairs are created equal. There is a big difference between a basement waterproofing professional and a general handyman who is a novice. We are not saying that someone who is mechanically inclined and has a little know-how is not capable of attempting a
When it comes to basement waterproofing problems, customers want to know that they are not alone. One question homeowners ask us on a daily basis is, “Is my problem unusual?”
And almost every time, we give the same stock answer “We’ve
Imagine you are building a house. Okay, not doing the actual building of the house but having it built for you - sorry all you home builders out there. Your dream house - beautiful vaulted ceilings, custom kitchen cabinetry, full finished basement complete with media room