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Drain Tile: Always Best for Northwest Indiana Basement Waterproofing?

Drain Tile: Always Best for Northwest Indiana Basement Waterproofing?

Oct 11, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

As a basement waterproofing expert in northwest Indiana, drain tile is one of my favorite things. It solves a number of basement water problems, like cove seepage, hydrostatic pressure and oversaturated soil. Best of all, it’s a permanent solution that requires little to no maintenance when installed properly. However, not...

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Foundation Waterproofing Basics: Exterior Drain Tile

Foundation Waterproofing Basics: Exterior Drain Tile

Sep 12, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 side” waterproofing, exterior drain...

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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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Why Some Basement Waterproofing Companies Don’t Repair Foundation Cracks

Mar 21, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 heard just about every excuse in the book. Some of these might sound plausible...

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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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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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