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Basement Dewatering Channels – Rarely the Answer to a Leaky Basement

Apr 27, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

In our business we provide basement waterproofing. Our goal is to keep all water completely off your basement floor so you can confidently use it for living space, storage or whatever else floats your boat (as long as it’s not in your basement!). There are a few companies who...

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Tags: basement waterproofing solutions, drain tile, interior drain tile, drain tile in basement, diy basement waterproofing, basement dewatering channel

Hydrostatic Pressure and Why a Basement Leaks

Hydrostatic Pressure and Why a Basement Leaks

Mar 28, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

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 with its consequences. Hydrostatic pressure is...

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Tags: foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing facts, french drain, drain tile, interior drain tile, drain tile in basement, exterior drain tile, most common problems, hydrostatic pressure

How to Waterproof a Concrete Block Foundation

How to Waterproof a Concrete Block Foundation

Feb 15, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

The second most common type of foundation in Chicagoland is the Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) foundation, or as we like to call it, concrete block. Concrete block foundations are commonly found in Northwest Indiana, Southern Wisconsin and small pockets throughout Northern Illinois. This blog post will provide a brief...

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Tags: drain tile, interior drain tile, drain tile in basement, exterior drain tile, concrete block, cinder block walls

Interior Drain Tile vs. Exterior Drain Tile - Which System is Better?

Feb 10, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

Having a water problem in your basement is not fun; in fact, it is pretty much a pain in the butt! Often the solution is fairly conservative, such as a foundation crack repair. Other times Murphy’s Law strikes homeowners - the problem requires a more liberal approach. Life isn’t...

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Tags: drain tile, interior drain tile, drain tile in basement, exterior drain tile

Interior Drain Tile - Do You Really Need Drain Tiles Installed?

Interior Drain Tile - Do You Really Need Drain Tiles Installed?

Feb 6, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

Interior Drain Tile is the Swiss army knife of basement waterproofing systems. It can solve a wide range of basement seepage issues and also has specific applications. But you heard it here first: not every home needs an inside drain tile system to fix their basement seepage problem. For instance...

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