Understand Ground and Foundation Soil Underneath Your Virginia Home

Date November 24, 2021

Deep Foundation Soils in Virginia One of the most important supportive components of your home is the foundation. There is another supportive element, however, that is even deeper than the foundation – the soil! The ground underneath your home provides support for the foundation, allowing it to stabilize the structure above. The more you understand...


Could My Fireplace Leak Indicate A Foundation Problem?

Date November 16, 2021

If you are experiencing fireplace leaks, it could indicate that you have a sinking foundation! This would include the sinking and settlement of the chimney. This could cause fireplace leaks. Foundation sinking and shifting are caused by the soil beneath the foundation. When the soil gets too wet, it will heave, and when it becomes...


How Weather Can Affect Your Basement in Virginia

Date November 4, 2021

The state of Virginia has one of the most diverse climates in the whole United States. Virginia has five different regions with five different climates: Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain, and the Southwestern Mountain regions. Some areas never really get temperatures down below zero, while there are some mountain areas that have bitter cold...


Lowering the Basement Floor Of Your Home Increases It’s Value

Date October 21, 2021

Whether you are trying to sell your home or simply need more living space, every square foot counts. Raising the height of your basement ceiling by lowering the basement floor increases both the usable living space and the value of your home. According to the Journal of Light Construction (JLC), simply by increasing the height of...


Poor Yard Drainage after Heavy Rains? Exterior Drainage Services Virginia & Maryland

Date October 19, 2021

Are you struggling with a yard that holds water every time there is heavy rainfall? Waterlogged yards are an inconvenience to homeowners for several reasons. After recent heavy rains, Basement Masters Waterproofing received many calls from Virginia and Maryland homeowners because of wet basements and crawl spaces. This is often due to poor yard drainage...


Does Water Cause Foundation Damage? What To Look For

Date October 15, 2021

Water damage may not be a top priority when it comes to finding some in the home you own, however, it is never welcome news to hear that your home’s structure has been compromised by it! Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of the signs of how water cause foundation damage. The severity of water damage...


Prepare Your Home’s Foundation For Fall

Date September 14, 2021

As summer comes to an end, the seasons will begin to change, and the temperatures will start to drop. Cooler temperatures can affect your home’s yard and foundation. It is important to start preparing your home now to help save money down the road and reduce the hassle of dealing with serious issues with your...


The Solution to Water Seepage in Your Basement

Date September 9, 2021

Basement Water Seepage If a big storm doesn’t set off an alarm bell in your head, you likely have never experienced waking up the next morning to an inch or more of water in the basement. For those of us who have, it’s an extreme hassle. From cleaning up the water, setting out dehumidifiers, and...


Will Insurance Cover Foundation Repair?

Date August 24, 2021

Will Insurance Cover Foundation Repair? When foundation problems arise, we know how challenging it can be to navigate through the next steps of ensuring that your home receives the proper solution at a price you can afford. Trying to figure out if your insurance covers your foundation repair can be tricky. But fortunately, there are...


How Does Moisture Cause Foundation Failure?

Date August 20, 2021

Most homeowners will probably ignore standing water in their homes because they don’t give much thought to how water affects their homes. Not until, that is, they start developing issues such as cracks in the floors and walls, leaks, and mold growth.   All is not lost though, for with some fundamental knowledge of how...

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