Avoid a Frozen Discharge Line

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If you already have a basement waterproofing system, you are likely to have a sump pump connected. That also means you have a sump pump discharge line going through the basement wall to the outside. That transition from inside to outside can be the deciding factor in how your holiday season will turn out. It is possible to get a … Read More

Cookie-Cutter Waterproofing Systems Don’t Work

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Different factors come into play when you’re deciding on what type of waterproofing system to put into your basement. What kind of foundation you have? How wide is the footing? How thick is your basement floor? Your contractor will not honestly know until he removes the first piece of the basement floor to install drainage. Non-Standard Foundations You have to … Read More

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

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Sump pumps prevent flooding and protect your home from expensive repairs due to water damage. Therefore, experts and manufacturers recommend annual sump pump maintenance. In just a few steps, you can maintain the functional reliability of your sump pump. Before we begin discussing how to maintain sump pumps, we need to explain how sump pumps work. Sump pumps are located … Read More

Sump Pump Battery Backup Systems Explained

Basement flooding often occurs during the middle of a thunderstorm. Unfortunately, your electrical power can go out during a storm, which means there will not be electricity to power the sump pump located in your basement. If a sump cannot turn on when water enters your home, you could be facing extensive and costly water damage. What is a homeowner … Read More

Protect Your Property with a Sump Pump

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A sump pump requires plumbing in a discharge pipe. This pipe will run from the sump pump, up and through the wall of your foundation, into an exterior drain, and then across your lawn to a dry well or your municipal storm drain. The piping must have the proper pitch to drain effectively. Furthermore, a check valve must be installed in the piping to prevent the pumped water from returning to the sump pump at the end of a pumping cycle.

Fixing a Leaking Basement Wall Crack

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What does it mean when you find water leaking from a basement wall crack? The walls outside of your basement are taking on a tremendous amount of hydrostatic pressure. That pressure is a buildup of groundwater around and outside your basement walls. The walls will subtly push inward and produce a crack. Eventually, the crack will widen some more to … Read More

How to Effectively Control Wet Basement Seepage

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If you want to control wet basement seepage, there are many choices, but there is only one way to stop it from ending up on your basement floor. We are going to tell you how. You cannot command groundwater to stop its attempt to enter your basement because water will always find a way in and onto your concrete floor. … Read More

Fixing Concrete Basement Floor

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Fixing a concrete basement floor sounds simple. Is it? Basement waterproofing companies have one thing in common; remove and replace concrete. That is where the similarities end. Some companies demolish the structural integrity of a home by removing all concrete flooring along your basement walls to install their drainage. They have you believe that they solved the problem by replacing … Read More

Basement Waterproofing System Replacement

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A basement waterproofing system replacement is something none of us want to do. If your system fails to stop your basement or crawlspace from flooding, what choice do you have? Some system installations can cost a lot of money, depending on linear footage and system features. Imagine paying for a system twice. Nothing can be worse than paying for a … Read More

When is Basement Waterproofing Necessary?

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Are you struggling with a faulty basement waterproofing system? Do you have to deal with a wet basement every now & then? Chances are the drainage system in your basement is poorly installed, or water is accumulating around the foundation of your house.