A basement or crawl space leak can be horrifying. Most people do not know where to turn. In today’s world, 92% of homeowners turn to the internet to find waterproofing contractors. This is a great resource that can provide reviews and information on many companies all at once. The frustration sets in even more when … Continue reading Beware the waterproofing contractors that do not offer options!
French Drain Vs. Foundation Drain, The Practical Truth. Today the term French drain is used as an all-encompassing term for underground drains. The problem with this is that a French drain has a very specific purpose. The French drain is a perforated pipe set in stone, typically used for collecting and diverting shallow underground water, … Continue reading French Drain vs. Foundation Drain, The Practical Truth.
Far too often we are called into a recently purchased home to assess foundation damage. Most owners say they were aware of a crack, previous patch, or repair attempt, but didn’t get a foundation inspection. Countless times we have heard that the home inspector didn’t recommend anything. A home inspection is a great tool, and … Continue reading Home Inspections: The Buyer’s Most Valuable Asset
Watering a foundation can be an important part of your foundation maintenance plan. This is not a new innovation, but one that is often misunderstood, or misused. Expansive soils, such as clay, have the potential to expand in the wet seasons, and the potential to shrink in the dry seasons. For a home, both can … Continue reading Should You Water Your Foundation?Next »