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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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Non-Structural vs Structural Crack Repair Baltimore

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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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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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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Spring Basement Preparedness

Is your basement or crawl space equipped to handle the saturating Spring rains this year? Many homeowners simply wait until it’s too late to take action to protect there home from leaking. And who can blame ’em? Understandably, basement health is not on top of everyone’s to-do-list. (Read full article here)

5 Sump Pump Maintenance Tips

For homeowners with a history of water in their basement, there’s no doubt they’re very familiar with the sump pump. In a storm situation, the sump pump is often the last line of defense between you and a whole lot of water in your home. So why wouldn’t we go out of our way to…

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Grading Your Soil, A Quick Fix?

  When it comes to basement waterproofing, there are few quick fixes that can solve your basement waterproofing woes. You can’t caulk and concrete patch your way to a dry basement in most cases. Generally it comes down to one thing: controlling the flow of water. This will generally require the expertise of a professional…

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