5 Tips To Safely Renovating A Damp Or Wet Basement

Tip #1: Ask yourself how wet is my basement? Is your basement damp, stuffy, or humid…. Is there a lake in my basement? Regardless of how wet your basement could be it is always good to get consulting, to understand your options. Whether you need a sump pump or not there are many methods for […]

What are the typical basement waterproofing or water-control methods one should consider in basements and crawlspaces?

Waterproofing methods are actually water-control methods!  The water must be controlled to prevent it from penetrating the basement foundation or floor or to divert it away from the building. Popular methods include: Interior wall and floor sealers Interior water drainage Exterior drainage Exterior waterproofing coatings Box-type waterproofing Foundation crack injections Dehumidification systems Prior to any […]

DAMP is an Enemy to Buildings!

DAMP is an Enemy to Buildings! When performing your Spring Healthy Building Check-Up be on the lookout for indications of dampness.  Dampness provides an environment for mold to grow and pests to water.  Dampness is also the fuel for deterioration to attack building components. Dampness and interior humidity levels at 60% or more should raise […]

SO, GOT A WET BASEMENT or CRAWLSPACE. WHERE TO START?

SO, GOT A WET BASEMENT or CRAWLSPACE. WHERE TO START? Having a full assessment is the wisest move. Stories are rampant of building owners who have paid for extensive and expensive waterproofing systems … only to find that by making other water-control repairs they could have avoided installation of such a system. Needed gutter repairs […]

November’s Breathe Healthy Initiative Topic: Wet Basements and Crawlspaces

IS YOUR BASEMENT or CRAWLSPACE suffering from overexposure to moisture? In the case where a crawlspace has been infiltrated with water over a period of 12 hours or longer, mold remediation is crucial to bring the area back to a safe condition prior to any waterproofing or mitigation. Most likely, whether visible or not, after […]

November’s Breathe Healthy Initiative Topic: Wet Basements and Crawlspaces

DEHUMIDIFIER IS YOUR BASEMENT’S BEST FRIEND! A proper dehumidification system will include a system to capture the water produced and exhaust it to the outside so there is no dependence of building occupants or maintenance personnel to empty the dehumidifier. Between vacations and distractions, the chances are that there would be times when the dehumidifier […]

SO, WE’VE GOT A WET BASEMENT or CRAWLSPACE! WHERE DO WE START? – PART I

Having a full assessment is the wisest move.  Stories are rampant of building owners who have paid for extensive and expensive waterproofing systems … only to find that by making other water-control repairs they could have avoided installation of such a system. Needed gutter repairs is a great example:  The rainwater pours off the roof, […]

November’s Breathe Healthy Initiative Topic: Wet Basements and Crawlspaces

Warning signs that indicate a moisture problem exists in a basement or crawl space should be followed by a full assessment. WET ALERTS include: Humidity over 60%, which may indicate moisture exists but the source may be hidden … a leaking pipe, water lying against the exterior walls, water entering cracks in walls. Condensation on […]

November’s Breathe Healthy Initiative Topic: Wet Basements and Crawlspaces

Maintaining the overall health of a basement or crawlspace is crucial to the health of a building.  The structural components of a building are equivalent to the bone system of our body – the basement or crawlspace is equivalent to the pelvis and lower back. When the pelvis or lower back are injured or deteriorating, […]