The primary goal of basement drainage systems is to divert water away from the foundation of a home, thereby preventing water accumulation and seepage into the basement. This helps in safeguarding the structural integrity of the foundation, maintaining a dry basement environment, and preventing issues such as mold growth and wood rot. As a homeowner, […]
Living in the Midwest means bitter and often wet winters. To keep your basement dry, you should schedule an appointment for waterproofing by a professional. But now that winter is here, do you have to wait until spring to schedule an appointment?
A flooded basement is more than just a giant headache; they’re a safety and health hazard. When your basement floods, you have more than just water to contend with—there may be sewer backup and debris like building materials. These can cause injury and illness if not handled properly.
The goal of good drainage in your yard is to keep water away from your home and other spaces. This essential system is sometimes overlooked in landscape design, which can cause many problems, from a damaged foundation to your landscaping, like root rots and other plant problems. When you have effective yard drainage, it:
As homeowners, a lot of us associate a musty smell with the basement. After all, many of us probably remember wrinkling our noses when going down into the basement of our childhood homes to get our summer toys out of storage or do laundry. But did you know that a musty smells in the basement […]
Noticing water in your basement can be a cause of alarm for homeowners. Water damage can be expensive to fix so catching problems early will save you a lot of time and energy. Here are the five most common causes of basement leaks in homes:
Sump pumps are a common sight in basements. These devices are installed at the lowest point in the home and keep your basement dry by removing water collected in the sump pit and depositing it in a nearby storm drain, dry well, or detention pond. Usually, your sump pump is on standby, waiting to be […]
Winter is almost in view, and that means creating a home inspection checklist. In addition to making sure that your fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working and getting the chimney inspected, have you remembered the basement? To keep your home safe this winter, remember these essential checklist items from Missouri Basement: