Waterproofing

Patching a damaged vapor barrier
Patching a damaged vapor barrier
Waterproofing
Basement vapor barriers can be damaged in time, and this is why they need to be regularly checked. Having a deteriorated vapor barrier will make it ineffective and will allow water to infiltrate in your home. This will further lead to mold and mi ...

Hiding a basement pump
Hiding a basement pump
Waterproofing
Sump pumps are not the smallest things. If you plan on transforming your basement in a more attractive and livable place, then you will have to try and hide the sump pump. Here are a few tips on what you can do. Moving the sump pump This sh ...

Battery sump pumps
Battery sump pumps
Waterproofing
Having a backup battery for your basement's sump pump is a must. If there is a flood and water infiltrates in your basement, you need to be able to get it out even if the power is off. There are a few things you need to consider when buying a bac ...

When to re-waterproof your basement
When to re-waterproof your basement
Waterproofing
Water problems are very common in homes. Using an effective waterproofing system is essential. This will prevent water from affecting your basement and the structure of your home. Replacing a waterproofing system So you had installed a wate ...

Vapor barrier location
Vapor barrier location
Waterproofing
Vapor barrier represent a very effective solution for basement water problems. Vapor barriers will prevent moisture from entering your basement or home. Before buying the vapor barrier, you will need to think where to install it. Location T ...

Basement leak sealer
Basement leak sealer
Waterproofing
Almost every home owner has problems with basement water leaks. These are due to ground water infiltration. The best solution to prevent these leaks, is to waterproof your basement. You can buy many concrete sealers but you can apply a dozen of t ...

How to build a sump pump cover
How to build a sump pump cover
Waterproofing
Sump covers are required in order to protect the pump from damage. It may be required to have one, or you may leave it unprotected. Of course that you can buy a sump pump cover, but why do this, when you can build your own. Some of the tools a ...

Leak injection process for basements
Leak injection process for basements
Waterproofing
There are many ways of repairing a basement leak, and leak injection is one of the most common options used. This method is usually used by homeowners that want to do the work by themselves. Leak injections kits are quite inexpensive and they com ...

Ideas for basement finishing
Ideas for basement finishing
Waterproofing
Finishing your basement will help you extend the space you have available in your home. There are may options for transforming your basement. Here are a few ideas on what you can do. Gaming basement If you love arcade games, or just games, ...

How to get rid of damp basement smell
How to get rid of damp basement smell
Waterproofing
Damp basement smell can be very annoying and it can also cause health problems, because of the bacteria it might carry. Here's how you can get rid of this smell the Eco-friendly way. First of all, you will need to clean up the basement. Take e ...