The biggest enemies of homeowners are floods. They happen when we least expect and turn our daily lives upside down. The chances of you experiencing a flood are even higher in rainy and snowy climates. That’s why Canadian households have always faced this unwanted issue. Before you contact an expert (and you must when noticing […]
Plumbing problems are very common, especially in rainy climates and older homes. Everyone has faced at least once in their lifetime and some people face them on a regular basis. Besides contacting a professional plumber, here is how to DIY fix your plumbing issues: Leaks and Floods Leaks and floods happen all the time. They […]
We usually use basements as storage spaces. This is because most basements aren’t suitable for entertainment and living areas. However, if you invest in basement waterproofing, insulation, window wells, and a few furniture pieces, your basement will look like a mansion. Besides increasing home value, you can make additional revenue from renting...
A weeping tile and a sump pump are the main parts of a basement waterproofing system. The latter pumps out excess water, while the first one gathers it. Homes placed in rainy or snowy climates have higher water tables beneath their homes, so when the rain starts falling those water tables rise more quickly and […]
Usually, we associate basement leaks with wall cracks and loose windows, but if the water is coming from the floor rather than the walls or ceiling, obviously the finger must be pointed elsewhere. Here are some answers for the common and puzzling question: Why, oh, why is water coming up from my basement floor? Mysterious […]
Experts suggest cleaning the gutters at least 2 times a year, before or after the rainy seasons. The gutter helps your roof and home in getting rid of excess water. And even though water is powerful and extremely dense, debris can still get in its way and redirect its path. Here are some consequences of […]
Basement floods are common in almost every part of the world. They can occur more frequently in wet and moisty areas, but are also a threat for homes in dry climates. The best way of protecting homes from unwanted floods is basement waterproofing. It is a costly and time-consuming process which involves digging up your […]
Basement waterproofing is a commonly done procedure for wet basements. It is done either externally or internally and it ensures that your basement stays nice and dry. For homes which are located in rainy and snowy areas, a basement flood becomes a regular visitor. This mainly happens because of malfunctions in your home’s drainage system....
Cleaning and repairing drains can be easily done in cases of small malfunctions. To recognize you have drainage issues, start observing the way water behaves in your home. There are several signs of clogged or broken drains and pipes. These signs include mold growth, slow drainage, sewer back-ups, wall cracks or leaks and unpleasant odours....