Everdry Waterproofing offers tips regarding problems with basement floors and walls and basement waterproofing in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.
Wet basements often occur as a result of water seeping into the basement through cracks as well as crevices in the walls. It can, therefore, seem counterproductive to drill holes in walls. However, these holes (also known as weep holes) are an effective way to protect your basement from flooding.
What Are Weep Holes?
Concrete blocks […]
Foundation cracks are enough to send a homeowner into a panic, but there are times when they are not as bad as you might imagine. Some cracks are aesthetically unpleasant but don’t really present too much of a problem. There are many cases where horizontal cracks are far less serious than other types. However, just […]
There are some facts about your crawlspace that you may not want to know. However, it is important that you understand some things about that area so that you can protect your health and your home. Don’t worry; what you are about to learn is easily remedied by crawlspace waterproofing. Best of all, it’s not […]
If you own a home, inspecting your basement should be part of your regular home maintenance projects. One of the most important things to check for being water or moisture in the basement. Wet basements can lead to so many problems. Ensuring that your basement is dry is well worth the effort. Don’t worry if […]
Fixing a broken foundation is a hard concept to understand as it is. Then the world adds myths and misconceptions about foundation repair. Here are a four misconceptions debunked.
Misconception #1: You don’t need foundation repair because concrete cracks.
It is true that concrete cracks. It is not a matter of it but when. The […]
Rust In Basements
Do you have steel beams in your basement? If you do, you’re probably concerned about rust and its effect on your basement.
Structural steel is quite strong and durable. This is one of the main reasons it is used for construction. However, steel is quite susceptible to corrosion. This corrosion (or rusting) compromises the […]
Cinder block foundation walls can be troublesome for homeowners. Rainy and snowy weather combined with an older home makes for a less than ideal situation that may lead to a leaky basement in Pittsburgh and other communities. Because there are more points of weakness in a cinder block wall foundation, they can be more troublesome […]
Do you plan on painting your basement? It’s important you consider the problems that people encounter when painting basements. One such problem is peeling paint.
There are various reasons why paint peels off basement walls. The following are the most common causes and solutions.
High Levels of Humidity
High humidity levels in the basement will not […]
When someone talks about cleaning up their basement following a flood, it doesn’t necessarily mean that an entire area was stricken with a flood. A “flooded” basement could be caused by a storm, by a sump pump that stopped working, or a burst pipe or any number of other reasons.
A flooded basement could be full […]
Are you noticing a dip in your floors? Do you feel as though you’re sinking into a hole when you walk across the floors in the house? If that’s the case, your home may have a sinking or sagging crawlspace and it could be time to contact a basement waterproofing professional.
What causes sagging?
Consider that the […]