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Foundation Waterproofing Basics: Exterior Drain Tile

Drain Tile vs. Yard Drainage for Chicago Basement Waterproofing

May 20, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

In the basement waterproofing business, drain tile is one of the most useful and versatile tools available to solve basement water problems. It can be installed inside or outside the foundation (or both), can be done during new construction or after the house has been standing for decades and...

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Tags: drain tile, yard drainage, chicago basement waterproofing, basement waterproofing chicago

Chicago Basement Waterproofing-Include Yard Drainage in Outdoor Plans

Chicago Basement Waterproofing-Include Yard Drainage in Outdoor Plans

Nov 20, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

It’s November and no one in the Midwest is thinking much about landscaping or building a deck. Let’s face it – for the next few months any outdoor maintenance in this part of the country will involve a snow shovel. However, if you’re not a fan of winter the great...

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Tags: yard drainage, chicago basement waterproofing, basement waterproofing chicago, downspout extensions

Ignoring Water Problems Risks Structural Foundation Damage

Ignoring Water Problems Risks Structural Foundation Damage

Nov 2, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

Structural foundation damage to your home is serious business. At best, it’s a pain in the neck – stuck doors, tilting floors and jammed windows. At worst, it’s really bad – open cracks in the above-ground structure, chimneys separating from the house and additions sinking. It’s true that most, if...

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Tags: yard drainage, overflowing rain gutters, foundation damage, structural foundation damage

Why a Landscaper Shouldn’t Install Underground Downspout Extensions

Aug 29, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Don Sulda.

Most homeowners know it’s important to move water that is discharged by their downspouts away from their foundations if they want to avoid seepage in the basement. Some homeowners choose to install above-ground extensions from the big box store but many more have learned that underground downspout extensions do a...

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