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How to Find The Best Waterproofing Company

Mar 13, 2017 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

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 fixing it more than...

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Buying a Flipped House? 4 Things to Look Out For

Jun 1, 2016 • By Matthew Stock.

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 be a lot of...

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Tags: basement waterproofing facts, structural foundation damage, structural foundation repair, foundation cracks, foundation damage, home foundation repair, foundation waterproofing, house foundation repair

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The Best Foundation Waterproofing? 5 Things To Consider

Apr 26, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

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. This is why...

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Tags: basement waterproofing solutions, foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing facts, basement waterproofing chicago, chicago basement waterproofing

Why Does My Basement Leak? The Hose Knows

Why Does My Basement Leak? The Hose Knows

Aug 15, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Cliff Krell.

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 Nature. Unfortunately, waiting for the rain...

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Tags: foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing facts, most common problems

Basement Waterproofing Methods in New Home Construction

Basement Waterproofing Methods in New Home Construction

Jul 16, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 problems by thinking ahead and...

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Tags: foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing solutions, basement waterproofing facts, exterior waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing Products: Will Caulking Fix a Wet Basement?

Basement Waterproofing Products: Will Caulking Fix a Wet Basement?

May 16, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 kind of...

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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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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

Why a Handyman Should Not Do Your Foundation Crack Repair

Why a Handyman Should Not Do Your Foundation Crack Repair

Mar 26, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

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 touching up the paint in the...

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Tags: foundation cracks, basement crack, cracks in basement walls, foundation waterproofing, researching companies, how to choose a waterproofing company, exterior foundation crack repair, epoxy injection

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