Posts Tagged ‘basement flooding’

6 Common Sump Pump Problems and What to Do About Them

Monday, May 9th, 2011
A good sump pump, tied to a properly installed, working foundation drainage system is a homeowner’s first line of defense against basement flood. Sump pump failure, on the other hand, is the cause of many basement floods. Sump pumps are mechanical devices, therefore prone to malfunction, and they need a… Read More »

Yard Drainage Solutions

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Many basement leak problems can be prevented or, at least helped, with simple and inexpensive measures. First, make sure that the soil around the foundation is properly graded. It should slope away from the walls. If you have concrete sidewalks, a driveway make sure they too are diverting the water… Read More »

Are you Flood Smart?

Monday, April 4th, 2011
This was the year in which many homeowners, especially in the Northeast, learned a tough lesson the hard way. When it comes to flood safety, there is hardly a home in the U.S. that sits in an absolutely flood-free zone. And if the home happens to have a basement, it… Read More »

Repairing Flood Damaged Drywall

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
It’s been a rough winter for Connecticut residents. One of the harshest in recorded history. We had an unprecedented amount of snow accumulation causing roofs, buildings and fixtures to cave in. The situation was so serious that on 03/ 03/2011 the Federal Government declared Connecticut a Major Disaster area, making… Read More »

Can You Afford a Wet Basement?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
  A Wet Basement can be a huge financial burden Your Wet Basement May Be Costing You More Money Than You Would Pay to Have it Fixed Your basement is unsightly, unpleasant, and uncomfortable. It is dark, dingy and smells horribly. However, since you only use it to store some… Read More »