Category: Basement Waterproofing Baltimore | Basement Waterproofing DC

Safely Waterproofing Your Basement

Is one basement safer than another? Well, a dry, waterproofed basement is certainly safer than a wet one riddled with mold, insects, and rot. A damp, musty basement environment will have poor air quality. According to the EPA, 50% of a home’s indoor air actually comes up from the basement. That means the quality of…

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Dangers of Basement DIY

Finishing your basement by yourself seems simple enough. However, there is more to worry about than simply throwing up some sheet rock and laying some carpet. In fact both those simple actions may lead to serious problems like mold and rot if you don’t properly waterproof the basement first. People see the basement as an…

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New Years Basement Resolutions

Happy New Year!  This time of year we get a fresh new start.  As the calendar rolls over to a new year, we get a chance to look at ourselves, our lives, our families and our homes. It is a time to make goals, to change, make anew and resolve to ultimately live a little…

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Prevent Frozen Discharge Lines

  The sump pump is the heart of an interior waterproofing system. Anything that prevents it from working properly could cause basement flooding. In the winter months, homeowners need to prevent frozen discharge lines. The discharge line is the pipe that comes from the pump and channels the water away from the house. If the…

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Tips On Purchasing A Battery Backup In Baltimore

1. Pumping Capacity / Output If all you needed was to choose a cast iron sump with an AGM battery, all would be easy.  You also need to get the right size pump!  Too often we will look inside a sump pit, and find that the backup pump only has about half the pumping capacity as…

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Sump Pump Discharge Lines

  Few things can shut down an effective basement waterproofing system like an ineffective discharge line. It’s one of the more underrated, yet certainly important piece of the basement waterproofing puzzle. The discharge line is responsible for moving the water that collects in the sump basin out of your home, and out into the yard…

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Basement Health and Stack Effect

Stack effect, two words you probably don’t hear every day. But as long as you own your home, you’re most likely experiencing it all the time. Stack effect occurs when the air inside your home becomes warmer and rises up into the upper floors of your home. Big deal, right? Well, for most people–sure. No…

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Maintaining Floor Drains & Sewer Line

It’s important to remember that flood-proofing a home basement only has a few things in common with waterproofing large structures like apartment buildings, hotels, or parking lot garages. It’s true that both usually have floor drains that can be maintained by snaking a pipe with electrically-powered drain cleaning rooter machines. However, unplugging a house trap…

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Basement Waterproofing Baltimore | Crack Repair

So we all know concrete doesn’t last forever, right? This rule applies to many things: roads, sidewalks, stairs, The Sphynx… And your foundation walls are no exception! We should all know at this point that a crack is bound to appear on your foundation at one time or another. If you didn’t know, then here’s…

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