Basement Issues

What is a French Drain?

Posted on March 24, 2017 in Basement Issues, Drainage Systems

A French drain is a trench or hole that is filled with rock or gravel and containing a perforated pipe that helps redirect ground/surface water away from an area. These drains can be created or installed anywhere that excessive groundwater collects. What’s so great about this type of drain? It is very easy to DIY! […]

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3 Reasons Waterproofing Paint Won’t Fix Your Damp Basement

Posted on February 16, 2017 in Basement Issues

Nobody likes a damp basement, and people are willing to go to great lengths to avoid and fix them. Out of all the techniques available for fixing this common problem, waterproofing paint may be one of the least effective ideas. Unfortunately, this “fix” can end up causing more damage than it could ever solve. Reason […]

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Can Basement Waterproofing be done in the Winter?

Posted on December 14, 2016 in Basement Issues, General

Winter weather can affect many home services including basement waterproofing. Some basement waterproofing services are easier to do in the colder months, but there are others which should still wait for when the weather is warmer. How does winter weather affect basement waterproofing? Winter weather affects basement waterproofing in two ways. First, the ground freezes […]

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Maryland Rain: How BWT Can Help

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Basement Issues

Devastating Maryland Rain in the Forecast The rain started late last night on Monday November 28, and isn’t expected to stop until Wednesday the 30th.  This unseasonably warm weather and large storm will be dumping a few inches of rain all across Maryland, especially the Baltimore area. With heavy and constant rain will come basement […]

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Is basement waterproofing covered by Insurance?

Posted on November 14, 2016 in Basement Issues

Okay, we have to break it to you immediately. There’s no easy way to do this. Generally speaking, your basement waterproofing is not insured. However, in rare cases, you can get a claim but the coverage will still be very limited. Basically, damage due to basement water seepage is considered to be a maintenance issue […]

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What is Parging?

Posted on October 14, 2016 in Basement Issues

Have you ever had seepage affect the walls of your house? Or had a flooded basement? Well, if you are one of the many who are going through it, you would surely know how much it affects the aesthetics of the house, let alone its safety. This is easily one of the worst things that […]

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Maryland Basement Dangers

Posted on August 11, 2016 in Basement Issues

As with every house, a basement is just part of the home. However, unlike the dark, dank, and scary basements we see in movies, basements can be perfectly lovely living accommodations. However, if they are not maintained properly, they can pose certain dangers for anyone living in them. Whether you live in a basement, are […]

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The Leaky Basement Check List

Posted on July 14, 2016 in Basement Issues

There are many ways that water can enter your home and flood your basement, and if you’ve ever been the victim of a flooded or leaky basement, then you understand what a hassle it can be. Basement waterproofing is, unfortunately, often overlooked in some homes until it’s too late. And it is typically the solution […]

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What to Do with a Humid Basement

Posted on May 19, 2016 in Basement Issues

The truth is that a lot of basements share a common issue; they experience humidity or dampness. This could be a real issue, particularly when you are considering turning that additional space into a new living room. But, why exactly are so many basements humid? Finding the Source of Moisture The water that could result in […]

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3 Common Causes of Crawlspace Moisture

Posted on April 11, 2016 in Basement Issues

Crawlspaces may not be as useful as basements, but they do play an important role in the overall efficiency of your home. A crawlspace puts an extra air cushion between the home and the ground, helping keep the ground moisture at bay, as well as preventing air leaks. But a crawlspace itself is not without […]

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