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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

4 Home Maintenance Tips to Help Prevent Basement Seepage

4 Home Maintenance Tips to Help Prevent Basement Seepage

Aug 10, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

There are plenty of good reasons to take on regular maintenance tasks in and around your home. Repairing small problems prevents them from turning into bigger problems. Staying on top of maintenance helps your home function better and maintains a healthier living environment. Regular care makes your home and...

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Tags: basement waterproofing solutions, most common problems, diy basement waterproofing

8 Signs of Basement Waterproofing Problems for House Hunters

8 Signs of Basement Waterproofing Problems for House Hunters

Jul 23, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Jerry Meadow.

So, you’re shopping for a new home. It’s an exciting time, hunting down the ideal place in the right community with the best schools. There’s the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms to consider — and don’t forget the granite countertops! Maybe not as exciting, but every bit as important, is the...

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

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

Basement Waterproofing Home Buyer’s Checklist - What To Look For

Basement Waterproofing Home Buyer’s Checklist - What To Look For

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

Let’s face it. The last thing on most people’s minds when buying a home is to inspect the basement for leaks. Realtors will tell you kitchens and bathrooms are what really sells homes. I am not a real estate speculator, but I will tell you a leaky basement can...

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Tags: cracks in basement walls, foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing facts, most common problems, basement waterproofing estimate, new home

Everything You Want to Know About Leaky Basement Walls and Floors

Everything You Want to Know About Leaky Basement Walls and Floors

Mar 12, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

Getting water into the basement is an unpleasant situation for anyone, whether you have a finished basement in your home or if it is an unfinished storage area. Heck, even seepage in an isolated furnace or mechanical room is unacceptable. And waterproofing is not a want - it is...

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

Top 4 Reasons Why Basement Waterproofing Repairs Fail

Top 4 Reasons Why Basement Waterproofing Repairs Fail

Mar 2, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Ben Shachter.

Not all basement waterproofing repairs are created equal. There is a big difference between a basement waterproofing professional and a general handyman who is a novice. We are not saying that someone who is mechanically inclined and has a little know-how is not capable of attempting a repair. We...

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Tags: complaints, foundation cracks, basement crack, cracks in basement walls, foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing solutions, basement waterproofing facts, most common problems

Top 5 Most Common Basement Waterproofing Problems

Top 5 Most Common Basement Waterproofing Problems

Feb 20, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

When it comes to basement waterproofing problems, customers want to know that they are not alone. One question homeowners ask us on a daily basis is, “Is my problem unusual?” And almost every time, we give the same stock answer “We’ve seen and solved many of these problems Mr. /...

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Tags: cracks in basement walls, foundation waterproofing, basement waterproofing facts, most common problems

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