Everdry Waterproofing offers tips regarding problems with basement floors and walls and basement waterproofing in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.
Basements are typically the “forgotten” room in the house until there is a standing water issue. The basement can, and perhaps should be, a place that your family looks to if they are considering expanding the living space of the existing home. A basement can be turned into an in-law apartment, an office, a bedroom, […]
Do you know what to look for in your basement that reflects signs of water entering your home that may be causing basement water damage? What may appear to be a small discoloration on a wall you rarely look at could actually be the start of a serious issue that could lead to health problems […]
If you discover you have cracks in your basement walls or floors you need to know there may be bigger issues underfoot and you will want to talk with a basement waterproofing contractor to address the problem.
While structural cracks are a major concern as opposed to surface cracks, they both need to be attended to. […]
When gutters are clogged, water has nowhere to go which leads to potential damage to your homes foundation, siding and potential growth of mold, even the interior of your home. There are several ways that gutters can become clogged. Here are four ways that gutters can become clogged.
Heavy Rains – Be sure your home has […]
If you have an unfinished basement, it’s very possible that you have cracks in your foundation. The brutal winter months can cause the soil around your home to expand and contract, causing cracks to appear on your foundation walls and floors. If you’re lucky enough to experience minimal hairline cracks, you may avoid the problem […]
It’s difficult to think about another winter, especially after last year’s polar vortex kept us all inside and buried under inches and inches of endless snow! However, as homeowners we need to always be vigilant of the condition of our homes today and what tomorrow’s weather may do to the foundation.
Wind, snow and ice are […]
Bowing walls in your basement can be a sign of serious foundation issues. This structural damage can lead to total foundation wall collapse if it is not addressed.
Generally bowing walls are caused by excess soil pressure outside of the foundation walls. The cause of this pressure can be attributed to saturated soil around the foundation […]
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 […]
If you find cracks in your foundation, quick repair can be one of the most effective ways of preventing long-term damage from repeated water intrusion. What most people don’t realize is that very thin, hairline cracks are very common and can happen regardless of the age of your foundation.
All cracks begin as hairline cracks. How […]
Efflorescence (which means “to flower out” in French) results from a loss of lime from concrete and masonry block foundations which leaves a white chalky or fuzzy substance. The good news is the build-up is not hazardous; the bad news is that the presence of efflorescence means you have a moisture problem that, left untreated, […]