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Prevent a Wet Basement

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It’s called April Showers for a reason. The environment welcomes the surplus of warm rain, but a homeowner with cracks in their basement isn’t so welcoming.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), April 2017 was the second wettest April in the 123-year period of record. Above-average precipitation was observed across a large portion of the nation, including much-above-average precipitation in the Mid-Atlantic. Even record precipitation was observed in parts of the Mid-Atlantic.

A wet basement can cause structural damage, create mold and mildew problems, and ruin materials or items stored in the space.

Just HOW does water get into your basement? Read More

Don’t Let Melting Snow Seep into Your Basement

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Rain is a well-known enemy of a basement. Downpours can lead to floods in minutes, causing a wet basement, and in turn, can create an ideal environment for mold to grow.

But as we head into the colder months, much of that rain won’t be rain anymore and instead will be pure white fluffy snow!

Melting snow is just as much of a menace as rain.

The rule of thumb is that each 10 inches of snow, melted, would produce one inch of water. That’s 2,715 gallons of water per acre. But the actual amount can vary significantly depending on the consistency of the snow. Heavy, wet snow has a very high water content. 4 or 5 inches of that snow can contain about one inch of water, while it may take 20 inches of dry, powdery snow to equal one inch of water.

So even a minor snow melt can deposit thousands of gallons of water around the foundation of your house.

Don’t get caught off-guard by melting snow and wet basement!

Have You Considered a Basement De-Watering System?

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Does your basement flood?

Does water constantly seep in?

 

Our system includes a vinyl baseboard which is bonded to the floor and sits next to the wall. In a finished home, it takes the place of the baseboard trim that surrounds the foundation walls. Our bonding agent uses an exclusive epoxy that is extremely strong.


Advantages of Our Basement De-Watering System!

  • Can be installed year-round in retail stores, law offices, dental offices, hospitals, municipal buildings, clinics and more.
  • Affordable – 1 to 2-day installation means less cost for you.
  • Non-invasive – There is almost no dust and mess since we don’t tear up any concrete floor.
  • Doesn’t disturb any landscaping.
  • Repair work is also non-invasive and the system can be visually inspected.
  • Can be installed in finished and non-finished homes.
  • No waiting until the basement is dry to install. It can be set up underwater.
  • Partial systems are available.
  • Systems can be painted.
  • Epoxy will not break down over time, and only deals with seepage that enters the structure so humidity levels are not increased.
  • Can be drained to either a sump pit or floor drain (if allowed by your local municipality).
  • The system can be easily sealed if radon gas is a concern.

Benefits of Having Our System:

  • A dry basement increase your home’s value.
  • A dry basement can be remodeled.
  • A dry basement allows for more storage without the worry of items getting wet and destroyed.

Don’t Let Your Business Flood!

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Attention Business Owners!

 

You do everything to make your business prosper. Participate in social media, sales and promotions etc.…

 

But have you ever thought about protecting the building itself?

If the building has a basement, you may want to consider Basement De-Watering.

 

Here are some possible problems, and how Basement De-Watering can help:

 

The Building Structure:

If you live in an area with moist soil, structural problems could be imminent. Water can seep into the basement of the building causing the structure to become very unstable. Wood beams can swell and crack; concrete flooring can crack, and walls can bow.

How Basement De-Watering Helps:

Basement De-Watering will block the constant water seepage from the ground.

 

Mold:

If the building basement is constantly damp, mold will thrive. While visible mold could be contained to a small spot, microscopic mold spores get into HVAC systems and can be spread throughout the entire building. This is very hazardous to the health and the wellbeing of building occupants.

How Basement De-Watering Helps:

Basement De-Watering prevents a dry basement from becoming a wet basement.

 

Small Animals and Insects:

Rats, mice, beetles, and cockroaches. They love the damp, dank, and dark. If they decide to move in, they can get into walls and chew up electrical wiring.

How Basement De-Watering Helps:

Basement De-Watering will prevent a dank and damp environment.

 

Natural Disasters:

Hurricanes- they dump water, saturate the ground, and cause flooding. Even a good summer thunderstorm can pour down rain quick enough to cause a flood. That water will find every unsealed crack and crevice in the basement and turn it into a wet environment.

If the basement is used for storage purposes, personal and business items can be damaged. Paper business documents can be destroyed.

How Basement De-Watering Helps:

The rainwater won’t find any cracks or crevices to sneak through.

Basement De-Watering:  Protecting your building from water prevents so much more.

Baxter Group, Inc. Expands Damage Restoration Division

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When Baxter Group, Inc. owner and CEO Jocelyne Melton heard that Steven E. Jaymes, owner of Steven E. Jaymes Contracting, was retiring, she instantly called her friend to ask what he was going to do with the business. The two agreed that Steven would sell his home improvement company to Baxter Group, Inc. Acquiring the home improvement resources allows Baxter Group, Inc. to further accomplish the clients’ needs by adding more solutions, including:

  • Waterproofing
  • Wall stabilization
  • Renovations
  • Home and building improvements

Jocelyne Melton stated, “We’ve been working together for a decade and have been friends for even longer. That made this venture even more exciting.”