Category: Homeowner Tips

Baltimore, MD | Egress Window | Aquaguard Waterproofing

3 Important Signs That Show You Need New Egress Windows | Baltimore, MD

3 Important Signs That Show You Need New Egress Windows Are your egress windows telling you something? There are times when things just aren’t right but we don’t stop to listen. We then suffer the consequences of ignoring the warning signs. By the time we are ready to take action, the problem will have escalated…

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Gaithersburg, MD | Older House| Aquaguard Waterproofing

Understanding Soil for Better Foundation Repair | Gaithersburg, MD

Understanding Soil for Better Foundation Repair If you’re about to invest in foundation repair, you’re probably thinking that high quality materials are the cornerstone of a good repair. However, this is only partially true. The materials used during the repair will help to reinforce the foundation and ensure that you can enjoy a more solid…

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The Best Way to Remove Water from Your Basement | Germantown, MD

Is it accurate to say that one is basement more secure than another? Indeed, a dry, waterproofed basement is unquestionably more secure than a wet one filled with shape, creepy crawlies, and spoil. A soggy, smelly basement condition will have poor air quality. As indicated by the EPA, half of a home’s indoor air really…

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Gaithersburg, MD | Aquaguard Waterproofing

Why Having a Sump Pump is a Must | Gaithersburg, MD

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) ® says that there is a sump pump in every six out of 10 homes. Well, every foundation contractor might feel delighted because of the caution homeowners have, but the good news end there. The National Foundation Repair Association (NFRA) found out that only 29% of these homeowners have…

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Silver Spring, MD | Aquaguard Waterproofing

How To Get Rid of Water Quickly | Silver Spring, MD

Basement waterproofing is more about preventing water problems in the first place than removing existing water. If you have standing water in the basement, then you will need to remove it before you can install any kind of waterproofing system. If your basement is flooded make sure to not remove the water too fast. Water filling a basement…

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Waldorf, MD | AquaGuard Waterproofing

How To Keep Moisture Out of Your Basement | Waldorf, MD

Basement moisture is an issue that many people have to deal with and unless it is a dedicated room, many do not even get to their basements often enough to notice wetness till it is too late. Keeping the basement dry, therefore is something that takes effort on your part. More so if your structure is…

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Columbia, MD | AquaGuard Waterproofing

Two Types Of Structural Foundation Repair | Columbia, MD

Repairing a non-structural foundation crack is pretty easy and relatively inexpensive but requires the services of a waterproofing professional/company. The technician cleans out the crack and inserts a number of plastic injection ports along its length. He then applies a surface coat of fast-drying epoxy to cover the crack and hold the ports in place….

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Beltsville, MD | AquaGuard Waterproofing

Why Elevator Pits Leak | Beltsville, MD

When water gets to a place where it is not intended or needed, damage occurs. When it comes to buildings, this damage can be very costly. Therefore, it is always important to make sure that water stays only where it is needed and out of where it is not. When putting up a building and…

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German Town, MD | StablWall

Common Crawl Space Waterproofing Problems | Germantown, MD

Damp or wet crawl spaces can result in structural problems for your home. They can also result in serious health problems as a result of the growth of mold. It is important to obtain the services of a professional repair contractor to ensure that your DC crawl space is waterproofed. There are several things that…

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Baltimore, MD | Aquaguard Waterproofing

Sump Pump Discharge Lines | Baltimore, MD

  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 pump basin out of your home, and out into the…

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