What Hydrostatic Pressure Is and How It Makes Your Basement Leak

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You own a basement. You’ve seen the way that water can infiltrate it. And while you have a general idea as to how it gets inside your home, you’re still a little cloudy on the specifics. 

Two words for you: hydrostatic pressure. The entire explanation behind the water in your basement can be summed up with the phrase “hydrostatic pressure.” 

Interested in learning more? Then read on. We’re going to get into the details below. 

What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure that ...

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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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Fundamental Business Values Every Reputable Business Needs to Have

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From your roof to your basement, it’s important to choose quality help when you need something for your home.

Every company should have key business values that make them trustworthy and reputable.

Read on to learn more about the importance of upholding these values and how you can find quality home service companies for your projects.

Honesty

When it comes to trust, honesty should be at the core of all business values. When choosing a home services company, you need to know the ...

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A Guide to Waterproofing: What to Do About a Wet Basement

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If your home has wet basement floors, that’s usually a sign of trouble.

Before you panic, it’s important to know what causes a wet basement and what you can do to fix it.

This handy guide will walk you through what you can do to make your basement a dry place again and ensure that your home has a good, solid foundation.

Recognize the Signs of a Wet Basement

It’s important to know exactly what you need to look for in order to determine ...

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Your Wet Basement

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Of all the homes in the Maryland, DC, Virginia area, yours is the most important.  Unfortunately, your basement is leaking, your foundation is cracking, or you have some serious drainage issues in your yard. How do you navigate the seemingly endless internet pages, websites and advertisements with companies claiming to be the right choice, or the best, or this or that?  This article is designed to assist you while you protect the most important investment… your home.

The most important factors ...

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We Fix Our Competitor’s Mistakes

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We had an emergency call from a customer the other evening.  Thank goodness we were able to see them on short notice. From the photo, you can see they had a serious situation.  A so-called basement waterproofing company from Baltimore told the customer everything they wanted to hear and gave them a price they couldn’t refuse.  When the contractor realized they were in over their head they abandoned the homeowner.  They left the yard and the basement a disaster.  The kicker is ...

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Basement Waterproofing Time Lapse Videos

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Armored Basement Waterproofing has just released a package of time lapse videos on our You Tube Channel Check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN82yR9DNIOf-xKHdjkD3BQ to watch. We show multiple methods for basement waterproofing and crack repair in your area. These videos were taken on scene in Baltimore, Towson, and Rockville.

Each home is different. Our goal is to show our customers a sneak peak into how their installation will be completed. We already have competitive pricing, zero sales pressure, and the best inspector ...

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How to Waterproof a Basement DIY

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If you are looking for answers for how to waterproof a basement, continue reading.  I’m sure you will gain some invaluable insights. It can be confusing when you are faced with a wet basement, damaged household items, misleading salesmen, pushy terms and conditions, and no personal experience. You may not be familiar with jack hammers, shoveling through rough dirt and rocks, adjusting your trench to the 2’ deep sump pit, installing a sump pump, running the correct diameter piping up and out ...

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Tropical Storm Arthur/ Basement Waterproofing

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Tropical Storm Arthur may be the season’s 1st Hurricane.  Tropical Strom Arthur is likely to hit Maryland this Friday.  The forecast was putting the storm offshore, but if it changes course and drowns your home, give us a ring, email, or message.  Your basement may already be leaking or the next storm may the straw that breaks the camel’s back.  Either way, contact us if your basement decides to leak.  You can reach us by using the contact page or by calling 443-949-3180.  Armored Basement Waterproofing

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