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What Should I Know About National Home Improvement Month?

Date May 12, 2022

May of 2002 brought in the formation of the month-long holiday, National Home Improvement Month. It was developed by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (or NARI) with the help of the U.S. Congress. The holiday is meant to spark more home improvement transformations, as well as help homeowners find contracting professionals more easily....

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How Can I Know When My Bowing Basement Walls Need Repair?

Date April 19, 2022

Have you noticed any anomalies on the edges of the foundation walls that show signs of sloping or bending? This is a common occurrence in Maryland & Northern Virginia homes and throughout the country. Whether basement walls are bent from waterlogging or freezing, it is vital to repair them before they continue to collapse. The...

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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,...

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Problems Causing A Need For Patio Repair in Virginia – A Sign of Something Bigger?

Date March 8, 2022

Patio Problems in Virginia and How to Fix Them Most people may not realize that the symptoms of a foundation problem can show up on your deck or patio. Some common signs of a foundation problem that you may notice in your patio or deck are the patio or deck pulling away from the home,...

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Foundation Wall Crack Solutions Services in Virginia | Basement Masters Waterproofing

Date March 3, 2022

Crack Repair in Virginia At Basement Masters Waterproofing, we perform foundation crack repairs on a daily basis. In Virginia, the climate constantly changes. These changes affect the ground, causing soil-related issues. After a period of time, you may notice your home gradually changing. Doors may be misaligned. Windows may be hard to shut. The floors...

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How Does Foundation Drainage Keep a Home Dry? | Basement Masters VA

Date February 11, 2022

Are you curious about how your home’s foundation drainage keeps it dry? You’ve arrived at the correct location! Follow along as we go through several drainage options that will work for you. To prevent water intrusion, you can use one of the options below or a combination of them.   What is the Process of...

Categories: Foundation Repair

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Is Damp Clay Soil in the Washington DC Area Something to Worry About?

Date February 1, 2022

Expansive soils, such as clay, can cause a lot of damage to many houses. For any homeowner, wet clay soil is terrible news. If you don’t act now, you could be facing major structural issues that compromise the structural integrity of your home. Here’s all you need to know about these soils and how to...

Categories: Foundation Repair

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The Foundation Walls Of My Newer Home Are Cracking Already!

Date December 30, 2021

Foundation cracks are a danger to your property that should not be overlooked. What appears to be a little fractures can quickly develop into a significant structural concern, causing flooding and catastrophic damage. To keep your house safe and dry, here’s everything you need to know about foundation cracks.   Reasons for Foundation Cracks Corners,...

Categories: Foundation Repair

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Waterproofing Terminology 101

Date December 14, 2021

Glossary of Common Basement Waterproofing Terminology Are you familiar with basement waterproofing? Do you know what it means? If you haven’t heard of waterproofing, then you are probably unaware of water damage and the importance of a dry basement. Before you call your waterproofing contractor in Virginia, read our waterproofing terminology so you can make...

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Bowing Walls and Wall Cracks in Your Virginia Home

Date December 2, 2021

What Bowing Walls Mean for Your Virginia Home Any interior or exterior wall displaying an inward or outward curvature is known to have “bowed.” Because bowing walls are not perfectly erect as intended, they are a surefire sign of foundation damage and can compromise the structural integrity of the entire home. Bowing or leaning basement...

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