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Is It Better to Repair Basement Leaks Inside or Outside?

Date April 28, 2022

Should you repair basement leaks from the inside or the outside? At Basement Masters Waterproofing one of the most common questions our Virginia and Maryland homeowners ask is, “Is it better to repair basement leaks from the inside or the outside?” One of the reasons they ask is because the advice from the internet often...

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Top Solutions to Wet Basement Problems That Work

Date December 21, 2021

Ideas for Solving Wet Basement Problems A wet basement can be a real headache. Not only does it feel and smell musty, but it also makes the space practically unusable, even for storage. Basement moisture encourages the growth of mold and can ruin the floors, walls, and ceilings in your home. It also detracts from...

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Things to Consider before Adding Living Space to a Basement

Date December 16, 2021

Have you thought about finishing your basement and adding living space – an extra bedroom and bath, a home office, a media room, or even an apartment? There are many reasons why other families in Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland have improved their basements. A blog on the Basement Masters Waterproofing website, Seven Fabulous Uses...

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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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Watch Out For Mold and Mildew This Winter!

Date November 30, 2021

Mold growth and mildew are not just summer afflictions. In fact, mold and mildew are intensified during the winter months, especially in Virginia. As the weather gets cooler and wetter, homeowners tend to lock down their homes to keep warm air inside; and if a home has energy-efficient treatments, it is heavily insulated and traps...

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Seven Fabulous Ideas and Uses for A Finished Basement

Date November 18, 2021

Many homeowners in Northern Virginia & Southern Maryland use their finished basement as a place for doing laundry or storing seasonal or unused items. Have you ever considered lowering the floor in your basement so you can put in a finished basement and increase the amount of living area in your home? Following are some...

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Common Window Well Problems for Virginia Homeowners

Date November 11, 2021

Window Well Repair in Virginia The purpose of a window well is to offer a safe escape route for emergency situations. If you have a basement with below-grade windows, it is required that you also have window wells. If there is ever a fire, tornado, or other emergency situation, these wells will allow you and...

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Does My Northern Virginia or Maryland Home Need A Sump Pump?

Date October 26, 2021

Basement Waterproofing for Virginia Although Northern Virginia is typically quite mild in terms of weather, it is sometimes known to receive a significant amount of rain in a very short amount of time. Installing a sump pump system can prevent events like this from costing you lots of money as well as causing you a...

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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...

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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...

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