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Efflorescence: The White Stuff on Basement Walls

What Is Efflorescence Have you ever noticed a white chalky substance on a basement wall and wondered what it was? It’s called efflorescence and it’s quite common in basements. A popular misconception is that it’s mold or something potentially dangerous to breathe, but in reality, it’s harmless. Efflorescence is a salty residue leftover when water

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Why Painting Basement Walls Is A Bad Idea

First off, we aren’t referring to finished drywall, but instead, the original walls of your basement typically made of concrete, brick or block. In other words, the material used to build the original foundation of your home. Many homeowners aren’t aware of the issues painting basement walls can cause, and rightfully so. After all, isn’t

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Downspouts

Are Downspouts the Main Cause of Basement Water Damage?

Downspouts: The Straw That Breaks Your Basement’s Back Many homeowners assume downspouts (discharge lines) are the main cause of basement flooding but the truth is, they’re usually just the straw that breaks your basement’s back.  Generally, damaged downspouts are a small part of a more serious basement water issue caused by clogged footer drains. Footer

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3 Reasons You Need to Waterproof Your Basement

If you are debating whether to waterproof your basement or not, we have 3 reasons why you absolutely should. Basement water damage is every homeowners worst nightmare and we are here to tell you it’s possible to avoid with a proper waterproofing systems. Here’s 3 reasons why you need to move forward with waterproofing your

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What Is Hydrostatic Pressure & How to Fix It

Signs of water in your basement is often caused by hydrostatic pressure. The term sounds complicated, but in theory it is actually very easy to understand. Keep reading to learn all about what hydrostatic pressure is and how you can fix potential issues with water around your home’s foundation. Table of Contents: What Is Hydrostatic

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Sump Pumps

Do I Need A Sump Pump Battery Backup?

Imagine it’s the middle of the night during a heavy rain storm and your power goes out. Everything that depends on your home’s electricity, including your sump pump, shuts down and water begins flooding your basement without you knowing.  You wake up the next morning to find your basement flooded. Walls are damaged, your carpet

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