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...
What is waterproofing? Waterproofing is treating a surface to protect it from the damages water could bring, be it a leak or cracks in the foundation. The process helps make sure certain objects are protected against flooding and become water-resistant to leaks. What are the different types of waterproofing? Cementitious Waterproofing The easiest method of waterproofing as the materials are...
- Basement Leak
In order to fix the problem of a wet basement, a homeowner will have to take several steps to avoid further problems. The first step is to find the source of the water. A person can get water in their basement from many different sources. It could be a leaky pipe. The homeowner should check any of the water lines in the basement and...
Basements can leak water throughout the year whether moisture present is from rain or snow. During the winter months, basements radiate heat out into the surrounding soil, usually about 8 inches away from the foundation. This heat melts the frozen soil around the basement creating a pocket of moisture similar to a puddle. The water becomes trapped between the frozen soil and...
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