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Winter is here. For those of us living in northeastern part of the country, this means months of frozen ground, deep snow, and freezing temperatures. As homeowners in this part of the country, it is important to take the proper precautions to protect our homes from water damage during the cold and wet winter months. […]

Basement Systems

There are few things worse for a homeowner than a wet basement. What appears to be just a tiny trickle or small puddle are the warning signs of a much bigger problem. Moisture in your basement can lead to an array of costly and time-consuming repairs. From structural damage to toxic mold, water in your […]

efflorescence

  Ever wonder what that white, powdery stuff is along your basement walls and floors? It’s called efflorescence. This white, chalky substance is the result of salt deposits, which are left behind when water evaporates. Signs of efflorescence in your basement are bad news. If you have efflorescence in your basement, that means you also […]

northeastern basement waterproofing guide

No one likes a wet basement. That tiny trickle can turn into a big, costly problem before you know it. Something seemingly minor, such as condensation on the walls or wetness around windows, can signify a much larger issue. For Northeastern homeowners, it is essential that we keep a close eye out for any signs of […]

Got a wet basement? Basement moisture is not an uncommon problem. In fact, basements are notoriously dark and damp places. Yet however common it may be, moisture in your basement can be bad news.  Unfortunately for homeowners, a little bit of moisture can turn into a big problem. From structural damage to toxic mold that […]

diy wet basement fix

We all try to save money where we can, especially when it comes to our homes. As homeowners, we strive to “do it ourselves” to help keep the expenses of home repair and maintenance as low as possible —and for some, it’s enjoyable. While it is perfectly fine to take on some projects ourselves, there […]

basement leaks

Nothing will put a damper on your holiday plans faster than a flooded basement. No one wants to spend their holiday season mopping up water in an old, leaky basement rather than enjoying time with family and friends. The costly repairs and bothersome inconvenience associated with basement leaks are guaranteed to disrupt your winter plans. While we […]

Common Mistakes With Your Sump Pump

A sump pump is a pump that is used to remove water that has gathered into a sump basin designed to collect water, usually found in the basement of a home. There are a few ways the water may enter the sump pump: it enters by funneling into the pump through the designated perimeter drains in […]

Buying a Dehumidifier for Your Basement

We’ve all been there — you walk into a basement and are immediately hit with the stale, damp, and musty odor that can only be associated with a wet basement. At best, this is an annoyance — at worst, it can be a severe health hazard for someone who suffers from severe allergies or asthma, or […]

10 Ways To Prevent a Basement Flooding Horror Story

Melting snow followed by spring rains often translate into having a lot of extra water, which increases the chance of basement flooding. One inch of rain falling onto 1,000 square feet of roof renders more than 600 gallons of water. And flooded basement water levels don’t have to be high to cause damage. Two inches […]

What To Do When Your Sump Pump Goes Out

While a comprehensive waterproofing and drainage systems have many layers, sump pumps are considered the most essential. Most homeowners in the D.C area have a sump pump in their basement to protect the house from flooding. Unlike the membranes, drainage sheets, and perforated pipe, which usually last for the life of the structure, sump pumps […]

Any water that flows into your basement will make its way to this lowest point, which is why submersible sump pumps are in sump pits at the lowest point of your basement. When water enters your basement, the pump pulls it away from your foundation into your wastewater system and keeps your basement from flooding. […]

Triad Basement Waterproofing Top 5 Blogs

Today’s blog post is a compilation of some of our most popular blogs over the past year. Whether you’re new to our blog or just want to grab a quick recap of some of the informative stuff we share here, this is a great place to start. So sit back, grab a coffee, and enjoy […]

Basement Waterproofing Methods

You can walk down the isle of any hardware store in any town and find a hundred methods, solutions, and quick fixes for waterproofing your basement. Each and every one of them may work for a period of time. The one condition that these methods do not take into account is pressure. Pressure exerted by […]

Basement Leaks

Water seepage is one of the most common problems associated with basements. It can lead to an abundance of problems that can ultimately harm your foundation, present breeding grounds for mold, and cost you an excessive amount of money. Basement leaks can be prevented if you know what causes them. The following blog discusses the […]

Protect from Water Damage

The warm and dry summer months offer the best protection against basement water damage for most homeowners. This is a wonderful time to evaluate your property and to locate any cracks, leaks and weak spots that can potentially let in winter rain and snow. Whether you have previously experienced basement water damage and you’re working towards […]

Water Damage Remediation

Water damage is one of the most common and worst side effects of water leakage or flooding in a basement. Water damage is also one of the leading causes of home insurance claims and it is responsible for millions of dollars in damages every year. In addition to contributing to structural and foundation problems, basement […]

Water Damage Prevention

There is no doubt that at some point in your life you have head some horror stories about homeowners who have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a leaky or flooded basement. Dealing with and fixing a leaky basement is not only inconvenient, but it can cause many other problems such as damaging your […]

Mold from Basement Flooding

The first thing you need to check for after a flooded basement is mold and fungus growth. Not only can mold cause serious health issues for you and your entire family, but if you let it get out of control and invade your home it can be incredibly difficult to get rid of. The best […]

efflorescence

Imagine waking up to a beautiful day after a heavy rain storm – the birds are chirping, the sweet aroma of fresh coffee teases your senses and you feel refreshed after a good night’s sleep. You walk down to the storage in your basement to pick up some extra sugar for your coffee and you […]

Basement Water Removal

Major flood damage is without a doubt one of the most destructive events your home can experience and also one of the most emotionally draining and physically exhausting events you will endure as a homeowner. Regardless of the issue or reason behind the basement leak or flood, water damage can significantly and negatively affect your walls, […]

Basement Waterproofing Costs

A wet basement is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Whether it’s a finished basement that has been transformed into a bonus room for entertainment or if it’s just being used as a storage room, a wet or leaky basement can seriously damage a home, contribute to hazardous conditions and financially burden the homeowner. A home is […]

DIY Basement Waterproofing

Do-it-yourself projects are all the rage these days thanks to the DIY Network, Pinterest and other similar influences. Tackling a DIY project can be fun, exciting, frustrating and in some cases it may cost you more to accomplish than it would to hire a professional company. The point of DIY is to save money, but […]

Basement Waterproofing Systems

We believe that most homeowners who own properties with basements understand that basements need to be maintained and taken care of – especially those who have had to deal with leaky and wet basements. It’s good that people are becoming aware of the issues and risks associated with leaky basements, the problem now is they […]

Flooded Basement

Describing a wet basement as unpleasant is an understatement. A wet, leaky and musty or even a flooded basement is basically one of the worst nightmares to deal with for a homeowner – especially during cold winter months. Not only is it annoying to step into a leaky basement, but it can be hazardous to […]