Today, my friends, Basement Matters achieves a milestone – this is our 100th post! That’s 100 informative, educational articles designed to make you a better, more educated consumer of basement waterproofing services, not just from my company but from any company anywhere.
I estimate that we have written 75,000 words about basement waterproofing since starting this blog at the beginning of 2012. That’s about the length of the average novel and frankly, I’m amazed by how much we have had to say. And, guess what – we’re nowhere near done so look forward to lots more information coming your way.
Right now, I thought it would be appropriate to look at the most popular posts on this blog, the ten that most people have found helpful. If you’re new here, don’t stop with these, though, there’s plenty more in our archives.
Top 10 Articles on Basement Waterproofing Problems and Solutions
A concrete block or other masonry foundation, common in many parts of the country, presents different problems and solutions when it comes to water seepage. This should be of particular interest to our friends in Milwaukee and northwest Indiana.
Drain tile, whether installed inside or outside your foundation, is one of the best basement waterproofing solutions. Learn what it can (and can’t) do to keep your basement dry and healthy.
Most homeowners need the services of a basement waterproofing company only once or twice in a lifetime so they are generally unfamiliar with the process. This article will help you understand the waterproofer’s estimate and make sure you get the most for your money.
“Positive side” waterproofing is a very effective way to keep your basement dry. Learn about how waterproofing membranes, applied to the outside of your foundation, work to keep ground water from seeping through.
As I said, drain tile is a great thing and it does a terrific job either inside or outside your foundation. Read how to determine which installation is better for your home and the pros and cons of each.
Foundation cracks happen for a reason, actually several reasons, some of which are preventable. Learn why those cracks show up in your basement walls, which ones you can prevent and how they are best repaired for a permanently dry basement.
There are lots of basement waterproofing companies around so how do you choose the right one? Here are five quick tips about things to look for so you’ll make the right decision for your basement and your home.
There are many factors that help determine the cost of waterproofing a basement and the method and materials make up just one. You’ll learn here about other circumstances that may raise (or lower) the cost of keeping your basement dry.
A sump pump is the heart of a basement waterproofing system and its quality and dependability can make the difference between a dry basement and a soggy mess. Our sump pump expert shows you in this video what we believe is the best on the market.
Foundation cracks can be repaired from either inside or outside your basement; each process uses different materials and techniques. Learn how a basement waterproofing professional determines which approach is best for your basement.
So that’s our Top 10 as chosen by you, our readers. U.S. Waterproofing is committed to its mission of educating homeowners and consumers about the right way to do basement waterproofing, through this blog and through our basement advisors. Contact us to have one of them assess your basement.