Waterproofing Options - There are many different waterproofing options that provide advantages to your home compared to ignoring the issue or solving it yourself because it seems cheaper in the beginning. Waterproofing can be install interior or exterior which allows for a great range of availability and affordability for homeowners. There is still the option as stated above to do...
What are waterproofing membranes? A waterproofing membrane is a thin layer of water-tight material that is laid over a surface. This layer is continuous and does not allow water to pass through it. For example, on a flat terrace, a waterproofing membrane could be laid above the structural slab and below the finish tiles. This will ensure that water...
What Is Efflorescence buildup on Stone, Stucco, and Concrete? Efflorescence is a salt mineral or crystal, it's appearance looks white, grey and fuzzy. Found on the outside and inside of your basement walls, stone, stucco, concrete, or other building surfaces. It is a common problem in masonry block and concrete foundations. In this article the waterproofers at ACCL Waterproofing will go over...
What is a window well? A window well is a U-shaped , ribbed metal or plastic product available in hardware stores which is designed to fit around basement windows. Window wells can be any depth, depending on the basement's window, and they can also come in a more circular or rectangular shape depending on the sizing. Why homeowners need window...
What are Weeping Tiles? Weeping tiles are 4-inch pipes used to discharge water from underground and redirect water away from the client's home. How do they work? How weeping tiles work is that the pipes are placed with holes side up into a trench around the exterior perimeter of the home or in the interior under the basement floor....
What is a Sump Pump? A sump pump is a method that reduces the risk of water damage in your home. It halts leakage in the underground part as it is installed in most cases the basement of the home. Sump Pump are usually 2 feet deep and 18 in diameter. When water reaches a certain level the switch within...
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