Most of the time, your home’s sump pump works efficiently and invisibly in the background. In areas with much groundwater, its regular on and off sounds merge with the tapestry of your home life. In areas with low groundwater, the pump may not even turn on for years, if ever. Many homeowners who have sump
Although not part of the living or occupied area, a crawlspace is one of the more important areas of a building, yet one of the most neglected and misunderstood areas. Actually, it has a profound impact on the air quality in the occupied area of the building because of the stack effect. As air warms
The foundation walls and floor of your basement are built to support your house and to keep out the moisture that surrounds them. Their purpose is to keep your home a dry and create a stable structure for you and your family. When foundation walls crack, it can cause moisture or harmful gases from the
Window wells provide access to your basement windows and give the outside of your house a finished appearance. If you don’t put window well covers over the openings, debris collects in them. Open wells might provide easy access into your home for burglars. Children and pets can fall into the uncovered openings. Before you purchase
The summer is the best time to ensure that your waterproofing strategy is working effectively. You don’t want to be caught off guard when mother nature arrives. So here is a handy summer checklist to make sure your house is fully waterproofed: 1.) Check the interior and exterior of your foundation for any holes, cracks, or crumbling.
Bowed basement walls in a home are a serious issue. They often affect the structural strength of the foundation and lower the possible overall resale value of the home. Bowing or buckling of the basement walls indicates a moisture problem around the home’s perimeter. The wet conditions may be due to inadequate yard drainage, natural climatic changes, flooding