Waterproofing

Reasons for using a basement vapor barrier
Reasons for using a basement vapor barrier
Waterproofing
Vapor barriers are an important step for perfectly insulating your basement or your home. This protective sheet will stop moisture from entering your home through the walls of floors. This protective barrier will also stop mold and mildew from fo ...

How to use a portable sump pump
How to use a portable sump pump
Waterproofing
Sump pumps are low pressure pumps that are used to get water from one place to another. Sump pumps are usually used for flooded places, like basements. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your sump pump. Some of the materials tha ...

Killing basement mold
Killing basement mold
Waterproofing
Mold is a serious problem for every homeowner. Not only that mold can damage your belongings, but it can also cause health problems. Mold is very resistant and if it's not removed properly, it will grow back. Here are a few solutions on how to ge ...

Making a sump pump pit
Making a sump pump pit
Waterproofing
Sump pump pits are designed to collect water and feed it to the pump. It's important to make a good sump pump pit, otherwise, the pump may not function at its full capacity. Some of the tools and materials that you will need are: Tape meas ...

Waterproofing paint for basements
Waterproofing paint for basements
Waterproofing
Paint waterproofing is an easy job that can be done by every homeowner. It's one of those things that needs to be done for protecting your home. Waterproofing your basement is very important as this way you avoid mold and mildew growth and also w ...

Getting rid of bacteria in your basement
Getting rid of bacteria in your basement
Waterproofing
Wet basements are a perfect location for mold, mildew and bacteria to grow. You can determine if you have these problems, by the odors in your basement. Here's how you can get rid of bacteria and mold. Some of the tools and materials that you ...

Stoping a basement wall leak
Stoping a basement wall leak
Waterproofing
Basement leaks can turn into big problems if left unhandled. The moisture will accumulate in your basement and create dampness which will lead to mold and mildew growth. These can cause respiratory problems. Also the moisture in your basement can ...

How to choose a sump pump
How to choose a sump pump
Waterproofing
Sump pumps are the backup plan in case of a basement leak. Although they can be easy to install, it's rather difficult to know which size to buy. There are a few things that you need to consider when buying a sump pump for your basement. Horse ...

Basement waterproofing with household products
Basement waterproofing with household products
Waterproofing
If you are on a tight budget and you want to waterproof your basement, then you have a few simple solutions, using only household product and objects. Some of the tools and materials that you will need are: Shovel Rocks and Gravel Thin ...

Basement waterproofing costs
Basement waterproofing costs
Waterproofing
Basement waterproofing can be a quite expensive process and you shouldn't forget to take the costs into considerations. But these costs usually pay for themselves, as you may add value to your home, as you will be extending the living space in yo ...