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Yes, You Can Waterproof Your Basement in the Winter!

Date December 28, 2018

You may be thinking that the window for waterproofing your basement has passed until April. The truth is there is never a bad time for basement waterproofing. Even if the ground is frozen, your basement can be susceptible to leaking and water damage. If you wait until the spring to have your basement waterproofed, you...

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Keep Your Sump Pump Working This Winter

Date November 26, 2018

It is important to have a working sump pump even in the winter. If your sump pump fails and the soil around your foundation thaws, it can give you a flooded basement. Basements usually don’t have much insulation, so they can be endangered by freezing temperatures. In addition to water from outside entering your home,...

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Water Can Damage Your Home’s Foundation

Date August 30, 2018

Water damage may not be a priority when it comes to home ownership, however, it’s never welcome news to hear that your home’s structure has been compromised by it. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of the signs of water damage. The severity of water damage can progress until the problem becomes extremely costly.  Like most...

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Prepare Your Home’s Foundation For Fall

Date August 28, 2018

As summer comes to an end, the seasons will begin to change and the temperatures will start to drop. Cooler temperatures can affect your home’s yard and foundation. It is important to start preparing your home now to help save money down the road and reduce the hassle of dealing with serious issues with your...

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The Solution to Water Seepage in Your Basement

Date January 22, 2018

Basement Water Seepage If a big storm doesn’t set off an alarm bell in your head, you likely have never experienced waking up the next morning to an inch or more of water in the basement. For those of us who have, it’s an extreme hassle. From cleaning up the water, setting out dehumidifiers, and...

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Preventing Mold Growth in the Winter

Date December 30, 2017

Mold prevention during the winter months can be difficult. As temperatures drop and precipitation increases, people tend to close up their homes, trapping heat inside to stay warm. However, this has the capacity to create and trap moisture in the home. Excess Moisture Poses Danger The primary cause of mold growth is moisture. When moisture...

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Care and Maintenance of Your Waterproofing Products: It’s Up to You

Date September 27, 2017

How to Take Care of Your Waterproofing Products It’s very important, and it is your responsibility, to take care of your installed waterproofing products. Maintaining your system is very much like taking care of your car. If you don’t keep it clean and perform required maintenance, it can fall into disrepair. To make sure your...

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Lowering the Basement Floor Increases Home Value

Date August 17, 2017

Whether you are trying to sell your home or simply need more living space, every square foot counts. Raising the height of your basement ceiling by lowering the basement floor increases both the usable living space and the value of your home. According to the Journal of Light Construction (JLC), simply by increasing the height...

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Solutions to Wet Basement Problems

Date August 9, 2017

Ideas for Solving Wet Basement Problems A wet basement can be a real headache. Not only does it feel and smell musty, but it also makes the space practically unusable, even for storage. Basement moisture encourages the growth of mold and can ruin the floors, walls, and ceilings in your home. It also detracts from...

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Things to Consider before Adding Living Space to a Basement

Date July 25, 2017

Have you thought about finishing your basement and adding living space – an extra bedroom and bath, a home office, a media room, or even an apartment? There are many reasons why other families in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland have improved their basements. A blog on the Basement Masters Waterproofing website, Seven Fabulous Uses...

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