What Is a Sump Pump and What Does It Do?

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The worst nightmare of any homeowner is a flooded basement. Flooded basements are more common than you may think, and can cause irreparable damage and cost thousands to pump out. Thankfully, a good sump pump can help push that nightmare out of your head and help you rest well.

If you suffer from a leaky basement, don’t sleep on getting a sump pump installed any longer. Keep reading for a rundown on what sump pumps are, how they work, and why ...

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Top Myths About Your Leaking Basement (And the Facts Behind Them)

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As a homeowner, you have an investment to protect. You take pride in your home. The last thing you want is for sudden damage to take it all away.

Floods are the biggest disaster in America, causing billions in damage a year.

A flooded or leaking basement is costly, hazardous, and causes long term damage. We often store valuable or cherished items in basements, so a single leak can also ruin cherished memories.

Floodwater is often contaminated with sewage that can cause ...

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How Does This Work? Common Questions About Basement Drainage and Waterproofing

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Don’t let a wet basement ruin your plans for a rec room, family room, or home theater! Sadly, that’s what many homeowners do when they realize they have a basement prone to flooding.

Many homeowners don’t realize they can take a few relatively simple steps to tame the water coming into the basement. Through several different methods of basement waterproofing, you can deal with basement drainage.

Why not conquer the flood and enjoy everything your basement has to offer?

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How to Protect Your Basement Storage from Water Damage

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We are always looking for places to store items we are not currently using, like seasonal decorations, luggage, sports equipment and even clothing. Off-site storage units are fairly pricey, plus there is the added inconvenience of not being able to get to your stuff whenever you want.

Those who have a basement believe they have the perfect storage solution, and if proper care is taken, that can be true. However, there are specific steps required to ensure the items left in ...

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8 Benefits of Basement Waterproofing for Your Home

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Only 15% of homeowners in the United States have flood insurance for their homes. 

Homes can flood from broken pipes, inadequate draining, and clogged gutters. 

The basement is one of the most common places in a home that floods. What can you do to prevent water damage? Get your basement waterproofed.

Continue reading to discover the benefits of basement waterproofing so that you can make the most out of your space and money.

1. Increase Living Space

One of the best reasons to waterproof your ...

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How to Spot Leaky Basement Window Wells: Signs to Look For

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Are you experiencing issues with your basement window wells and wondering if they’re to blame for the leaks or flooding issues you’ve been dealing with in your basement?

Having window wells that work is essential to protecting your home’s foundation, your basement, and the value of your home. Read on to learn how to spot leaky basement window wells and what you can do about them:

Basement Window Wells With Water Trickling Down the Walls

If you notice water trickling down the wall ...

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A Homeowner’s Guide to Foundation Cracks

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It doesn’t matter what you do. Cracks will eventually form in your home’s foundation. In the end, the important thing is that you handle these cracks in an appropriate manner. 

The question is: what constitutes “appropriate”? That depends. So, to help you understand, we’re going to discuss the ins and outs of foundation cracks, covering everything from their causes to their types, and more. Keep reading to learn more. 

How Do Foundation Cracks Arise? 

Foundation cracks arise from a variety of sources, many of which ...

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What Causes Basement Window Leaks?

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Did you know that over 60% of basements in existing homes have a moisture problem? Of that percentage of households, 30% of those basements will develop mold and fungus growth.

One of the most common causes of water coming into your basement is because of window leaks. Left untreated long enough, basement windows that leak can cause you to develop a problem with fungus growth, mold growth, and even a bug infestation.

While a window leak in your ...

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Basement Leaks in Heavy Rain? Here’s Why

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Whether it’s a bit of water over a period of time or a sudden downpour, water in the basement can cause big problems for your walls, flooring and if mold grows, for your health!

Read on to understand why your basement leaks in heavy rain and what you can do about it. 

Why Your Basement Leaks in Heavy Rain

Imagine that your basement is like a concrete swimming pool. Except, you want to keep water out, not in. As water surrounds the basement ...

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Why You Need to Call a Basement Waterproofing Company When You Have a Flooded Basement

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As of 2018, 15% of American homeowners had flood insurance policies. If you’re one of the 15%, that’s a good start for how to handle flooding. However, there’s certainly more you can do to protect your home so you don’t have to make a claim.

Unfortunately, many American homes aren’t prepared for flooding. If you have a flooded basement, read on to find out what you should do and why you need to call a basement waterproofing company.

1. Turn off Your ...

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