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Can I Do Anything About My Bowing Basement Walls?

Date April 16, 2022

Bending or bowing basement walls indicate a severe foundation collapse condition. When this happens, the walls deform, bending inwards towards the basement living area. This problem is caused by the weakening of the basement walls due to a combination of pressure and vertical or horizontal cracking. Bowing basement walls can be covered in water stains,...

Why Concrete Walls Need A Vapor Barrier For Moisture Protection

Date April 12, 2022

If a basement wall system is designed and built to keep an interior space dry, then interior vapor barriers should be avoided regardless of where the insulation is located. If the basement is not properly insulated, hot basement air can seep into the foundation. For this reason, your basement requires special insulation techniques. For example,...

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Maryland Homeowner Receives Professional Basement Interior Waterproofing Services

Date March 10, 2022

A homeowner recently called into our Maryland location with some questions and concerns about an issue with water in their basement. It was entering into their basement from the foundation floor and, naturally, they wanted to find the source of the problem to put a stop to it. After answering some simple questions regarding the...

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Is Your Downspout Causing Water In Basement Walls?

Date March 2, 2022

One of the essential things you can do to safeguard the value of your house (and the conditions inside that affect your family’s health!) is to get water out of your basement and resolve the underlying problem or problems that are causing it to get inside. A damp basement not only feels and smells bad,...

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Sump Pumps Repair in Virginia: When to Repair and When to Replace

Date February 24, 2022

When Do I Need Sump Pump Repair? When it comes to basement waterproofing, sump pumps are an important piece of equipment. These integral parts of the interior waterproofing system are used to pump out water that has made its way into the basement. The pumps are located in the sump basin, which collects water from...

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How Does a Wet Basement or Wet Crawl Space Affect Your Home?

Date February 22, 2022

Wet Basements and Crawl Spaces Hazards Wet basements and crawl spaces are a problem for many homeowners in Virginia. If water seeps into your basement, it can cause damage to your personal possessions and can leave unsightly stains on your walls and floor. This is why many homeowners invest in interior drainage systems. Keeping water...

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What Is The Average Cost Of Sump Pump Installation?

Date February 17, 2022

What is a sump pump? A sump pump prevents flooding and water damage in your basement or other ground or below-ground level floor. It consists of a motor unit with water-level or pressure-sensing valves that can pump water from one place and release it further away from your home. Sump pumps are underground and are...

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 Turn To These Yard Drainage Solutions To Stop A Soggy Lawn

Date February 15, 2022

6 Yard Drainage Solutions To Stop A Soggy Lawn   Today’s subdivisions are built to direct runoff into easements and curbs, safely directing water to the community’s stormwater drainage system to avoid flooding that occurs during rainstorms. Unfortunately, that isn’t usually enough to keep your land from becoming marshy following a storm. If your yard, for...

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Is Your Home Ready to Face a Flood? Proper Flood Preparation Tips

Date February 3, 2022

If you live in the Northern Virginia area, you likely remember the big flood of 2019 that happened in July. Many homeowners suffered water damage, trash floating through the yards, and creeks where there used to be backyards. There was a real state of emergency declared in the Arlington, VA area. It can be hard...

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What Makes Basement Masters One Of The Top Basement Waterproofing Companies?

Date January 27, 2022

A damp basement is one of those things that, if not addressed properly, may cause a slew of issues. If not addressed right away, it can harm not only the structure of your home, but your wallet as well. It’s a good idea to get your basement waterproofed if you’ve ever had a damp basement...

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