Posts Tagged ‘basement leaks’

Leaking Basements

Friday, April 5th, 2013
Even though they are in an enclosed room that lies beneath the ground, basements are still extremely susceptible to water intrusion. This type of environment can result in mold, mildew and may even be the results of severe structural damage to the home.  That’s why it’s very important for every… Read More »

Help! My Basement Leaks When it Rains

Friday, January 4th, 2013
Instead of dreading wet weather, why not install a waterproofing system that’s certain to keep your basement dry? Lessons in leakage. Powdery white stains on the wall (efflorescence) indicate water seepage. Water is also leaking into this basement along the floor/wall crack and through a crack in the concrete floor.… Read More »

Recovering from a Basement Flood

Friday, April 27th, 2012
One day, you go down in the basement after a heavy rain and find it under water. Your possessions soaking or drifting in the pool it now became. You look at the picture with a mix of disbelief and dismay. It might take a minute before you become overwhelmed by… Read More »

Flood Prevention: Troubleshooting Your Sump Pump.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Tips to detect and prevent sump pump failures. Sump pumps are the homeowner’s first line of defense against basement flood. This article lists some simple steps that will help you make sure that your sump pump is able to handle the job when you need it most. by Cynthia Freeney… Read More »

Basement Flood: When Mother Nature is Not to Blame

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
When we think basement flooding, the first thing that comes to mind are torrential downpours, summer storms with thunder and lightning,  knocking down trees and  power lines. Some of us, usually the ones with chronically damp basements, might even think snow melt. Very few take into consideration that Mother Nature… Read More »