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French Drain: Effective Basement Waterproofing?

Dec 3, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

Language can be a funny thing. Among people who speak the same language and maybe even live in the same city, there may several different ways to refer to the same object. For example, I might lace up my sneakers then empty the waste basket next to my desk, whereas...

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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

French Drain - So What the Heck is It?

French Drain - So What the Heck is It?

Jan 23, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

A French Drain is a mysterious solution for waterproofing a basement or foundation, rarely understood by homeowners and contractors alike. The origins of the French Drain system coincidentally has nothing to do with the European home of fine wines or the city of love. You will not find early...

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Tags: basement waterproofing facts, french drain, drain tile, what is drain tile, exterior drain tile, interior drain tile

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