Before finishing (or re-finishing) your Northern VA basement, protect your remodeling investment and prevent future costly repairs by sealing your basement. Moisture-related problems are the most common complaint of homeowners, and elevated radon levels effect one out of five homes. As concrete ages, it becomes more porous, resulting in water seepage, condensation, sweating … Continue reading »
The vast majority of older homes have problems with a wet basement. The cause can be as simple as a leaking pipe somewhere in the home or as complex as water coming into the basement from outside the home. When a wet basement is the result of an inside-the-house leak, it is typically an easy … Continue reading »
By nature of design, most basements can be considered a wet basement – they are after all built into the ground where water is present. Water in the soil exerts constant pressure on the basement walls and it will eventually force its way through and you will end up with a wet basement.
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Mold is ugly, potentially harmful and almost always present in a wet basement. No matter how much time is spent cleaning and scouring, if you have a wet basement you have a need for basement waterproofing.
Mold starts by mold spores that float through the air and eventually land on a hard surface, … Continue reading »
The gutter downspout is intended to direct water away from your home and ensure you have a dry basement, but when it is not positioned properly it may just result in exactly the opposite – a wet basement. An improperly placed downspout often allows water to drain against the side of the house, … Continue reading »
When you think of a wet basement or basement waterproofing, you probably envision a basement partially filled with water or significantly wet walls. However, you may also just suspect you have a wet basement problem that requires basement waterproofing procedures. Whatever the case, you can benefit greatly from these tips on when you need … Continue reading »