It should be common knowledge that a basement is constructed or dug beneath the surface – or under your South Central Pennsylvania home. Since the basement is below the home, it is below the ground and in some circumstances it also will be below the water table. The water table is the main culprit for … Continue reading »
Spring and summer are the crucial times for sump pumps in Maryland, Washington DC, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, as the ground is often saturated with water, which can lead to water in your basement. All homeowners in the Northern Virginia and South Central Pennsylvania area should take a few minutes this … Continue reading »
Recent claims suggest more than half of all homes with basements in the United States have problems with a wet basement and basement condensation is usually one of the main reasons this problem is present in Northern Virginia homes. Finished basements that are wet from condensation present more of a problem for homeowners than others, … Continue reading »
A wet basement is easily avoided when the proper equipment is installed in your basement, in addition to other proper drainage techniques around your home. Choosing to install a sump pump is a wise decision to prevent a wet basement and improve health conditions in your home.
A sump pump is extremely useful in preventing … 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 »
Estimates claim more than 60 percent of all homes in the United States have a wet basement; so if yours is, you are certainly not alone. If your basement has finished living space you are dealing with more than just dampness since moisture will can ruin carpet, drywall and framing and also causes mold … Continue reading »
When considering options for expanding your Northern Virginia home and adding useable living space, many homeowners automatically think of finishing their basement. This often-untapped area of your Northern Virginia home can be used as more than just storage space, but before you do, make sure your investment is protected with basement waterproofing practices.
A wet basement is not only troublesome but dangerous as water in your Southern New Jersey home promotes the growth and spread of mold. These tips on preventing a wet basement can help keep your basement dry and your lungs free of mold spores.
- Consider gutter extensions. Getting as much of the water off