The 5 Main Methods of Exterior and Interior Basement Waterproofing

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Picture this: it’s one of those rainy Sunday afternoons that is perfect for curling up under a blanket with hot coffee and a great book. You’re enjoying every moment of it until you happen to walk into your basement.

You find water covering the floor. Suddenly you’re spending your Sunday scooping water out of the basement and trying to salvage your belongings.

All of this can be avoided with the right exterior and interior basement waterproofing. Before you dive in, take a ...

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6 Do’s and Don’ts of Waterproofing a Basement

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In the United States, floods are the number one natural disaster. Many basements become waterlogged as a result, and homeowners spend anywhere between $500 to $10,000 to fix it. If the damage is significant, you may spend up to $50,000 to remedy it!

But if you take the proper steps to waterproof your basement, you won’t have to deal with such a hassle and drain on your wallet. Think of these precautions as an investment in your future.

Here are 6 ...

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What to Expect From a Basement Waterproofing Service

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Homeowners use up to $62, 834 on basement remodeling. Most of these remodeling costs are a result of damaging natural disasters. The risks may also be a result of exposures due to the nature of the topography on which such homes stand.

Your home’s basement is continuously exposed to risks, especially if you are in flood-prone areas. Many of your possessions in the basement may be exposed to risks due to water seepage. You need to consider waterproofing the entire ...

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The Benefits of Having an Encapsulated Crawl Space

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Unless driven by some compelling need, many homeowners avoid the crawlspace beneath their house. It’s understandable since it’s a cramped, lightless space that probably houses spiders and other insects. If you’re very unlucky, you might even find raccoons living in the crawlspace.

Of course, the real threat from your crawlspace is not pest infestations, but moisture. You can usually tell if there is moisture in your crawlspace based on the musty smell or water stains.

Dealing with or preventing the ...

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What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation and Do You Need It?

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If your house is built over a crawl space, you probably prefer not to think about what’s going on down there. Crawl spaces tend to be dank, dirty spaces with lots of creepy crawlies and pests. But what if we told you there’s a way you can not only make your crawl space a clean, dry area, but also improve your home’s air quality in the process?

Crawl space encapsulation can help you eliminate moisture, pests, mold, and mildew from underneath ...

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An Ultimate Guide to Basement Waterproofing

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According to The American Society of Home Inspectors, 60% of homes in the US have wet basements, and 38% are at risk of basement mold contamination.

Water in your basement can cause costly damage to items stored down there, and to the finishes. In some cases, moisture problems can also start to compromise your foundations by eating away at steel rebars, or by rotting wooden foundation beams. Additionally, the mold that inevitably develops in wet basements can be toxic and result ...

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Is Your Crawl Space Ready for Winter?

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Winter brings a time of celebrating the holidays, taking sleigh rides through the snow, and cuddling up in front of the fireplace. While snow is a rejoiced winter staple, it can spell major issues for homeowners with unvented crawl spaces.

Your crawl space is an important part of your home and when exposed to wet wintry conditions, can result in chiller indoor temperatures and sky-high electricity bills.

Don’t let a poor crawl space put a damper on your holiday spirit. Keep reading ...

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Creating a Budget: How Much Does It Cost to Waterproof a Basement?

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According to statistics, 60% of homes in the US have basements with moisture problems. 

If you have a leaky, damp basement, then you are probably wondering what is the cost to waterproof a basement.

Excessive moisture levels in your basement can lead to structural damage, decreased home value, and mold and bacteria growth. Mold and bacteria growing in your basement are health hazards and can exacerbate health problems such as asthma.

To avoid these consequences it is crucial that you get your basement ...

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A Closer Look at French Drains & How They Compare With Other Methods

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Although they are simple in design, French drains can avert some common and costly homeowner issues. 

For example, French drains can effectively protect your basement from flooding. This is a prevalent and costly issue for homeowners, as according to statistics, 98% of basements undergo foundation repairs. According to estimates from Home Guide, it can cost anywhere between $2,318 and $6,750 to have your foundation repaired. 

Ouch!

As you can see, knowing a little about French drains can pay off, so keep reading to ...

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9 Signs You Need to Waterproof Your Basement Right Away

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Did you know that 98% of homes in America will face water damage at least once in their lifetime?

Not only are water damage issues expensive to treat, but they can also affect the structural integrity of your home and even harm you and your loved ones’ health.

Have you ever wondered if you should waterproof your basement? Keep reading to learn about 9 signs that you need immediate professional help.

1. A Musty Smell

When most people think about water damage, they ...

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