Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: What is the best way to waterproof a basement?
A: We have a number of different solutions for waterproofing your home. Our professionals visit your home, inspect thoroughly, and point out all problems and solutions that would be best for your situation.
Q: How does water enter my basement?
A: Water can get in any number of ways, some of the most common ways are: Over the top of the foundation wall, through a cavity in your walls, or from under the floor. Our Project Managers are trained to examine all possible angles to make this sure this problem is solved for good. We also offer warranties on our work.
Q: Should I extend my downspouts and have my yard slope away from my home?
A: Although flowing water away from your home is good, it is not an ideal solution to fix your flooding basement. Directing water away can limit the amount of water coming in, but other existing problems may be causing your issues.
Q: How do I know if I should be concerned about the structural integrity of my house?
A: You should be concerned when you start noticing the degrading of your structural integrity. Are doors and windows are harder to open than usual? Are you seeing leaks through the side, or over the top of your basement walls? Smell any odd, or mildew odors? Noticing these problems would be the first step in clarifying that your strucural integry is lackng.
Q: I have a crack in my foundation wall. Does that need to be repaired?
A: Any kind of basement wall crack has the potential to seep and leak. Many people mix up the common cracks caused from the stress of your home, with cracks that can lead to future damage of your home. It's best to give us a call and have a trained professional identify the problem for you.
Q: I have noticed a musty smell in my upstairs living space. Could my damp basement or crawlspace be contributing to that?
A: YES! Most people do not know that most of the air in your living area comes from your basement and crawlspace. A mold or mildew filled basement can lead to allergies and sickness. Our Project Managers are dedicated to suggesting the most appropriate dehumidification system to handle your specific issue.
Q: What is the white powder that I see on my foundation walls?
A: What you are seeing is Efflorescence. It’s a prime indicator that there is a sufficent amount of moisture in your basement.