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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Water Can Damage Your Home’s Foundation

Date September 16, 2021

Water damage may not be a priority when it comes to homeownership, however, it’s never welcome news to hear that your home’s structure has been compromised by it. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of the signs of water damage. The severity of it can progress until the problem becomes extremely costly.  Like most people, your...

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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...

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Lowering a Basement Floor

Date June 23, 2017

Lowering Floors in Northern Virginia Have you ever thought about lowering a basement floor in your home in order to have additional living space? Perhaps you hesitated because the ceiling was too low. Believe it or not, many Virginia and Maryland homeowners have had the floors lowered the floors in their basements in order to...

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