Posts Tagged ‘crawl space waterproofing’
Avoid These Waterproofing Mistakes in a Crawl Space
I know a list of 15 waterproofing mistakes made in a crawl space seems a bit extreme, but I wanted to share the mistakes we see homeowners and contractors make when fixing a flooded crawl space. Keep in mind many of these mistakes are made from cheapness or corner cutting and should be avoided. If…Read More
Exterior Drainage – Hydraway vs French Drain
When waterproofing your home using exterior drainage options, many choose the french drain. But is there something better? Homes will take on water more frequently when the exterior drainage system has failed to perform as intended. Over the years, footer drains, french drains, curtain drains, and downspout extensions get clogged. The clogging disables the yard’s…Read More
Waterproofing Your Home in Clay Soil
Waterproofing the crawl space or basement in clay soil can be difficult. Clay is an expansive soil that can even damage the foundation. It is estimated that clay expansive soil is responsible for damaging the foundation of 1 in 4 homes. The problem is clay soil is everywhere. There is no getting away from it.…Read More
Best Drain Tile for Crawl Spaces and Basements
If your crawl space or basement is prone to flooding, installing the best drain tile will protect your home. Many companies offer inexpensive solutions to drain tile in order to appear more affordable. When the home floods due to water seeping into the crawl space or basement from outside soil, the damage can be significant.…Read More
Are Wet Foundation Walls Bad?
I think it is fair to say that many contractors and home builders do not consider wet foundation walls to be a bad thing. If they did, they would put more emphasis on properly waterproofing the outside of the home during construction. Many times, crawl space repair contractors seem not interested in addressing wet foundation…Read More
Do I Need Weep Holes for Crawl Space Waterproofing
If your crawl space is flooding are weep holes necessary like in a basement waterproofing project? Many basement waterproofing contractors bring their expertise into the crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing arena. But what is needed in basement waterproofing may not be needed in the crawl space waterproofing. What are Weep Holes? Weep holes are small…Read More
Do I need a Sump Pump?
Many homeowners are asking, “Do I need a sump pump?” If you live in an area where your home is taking on standing water, there is a good chance installing a water pump can help. Most homes with basements and crawl spaces under go waterproofing with sump pumps but what about homes on slab that…Read More
Crawl Space Floor is Lower than Outside Ground Level
We got a question from Ryan in Crest Hill, Illinois, and apparently, he has a crawl space where the floor of the crawl space is below the grade of the outside. The outside dirt is higher, and the crawl space dirt is lower. He was wanting to know, does he need a sump pump? Water…Read More
How Long Do French Drains Last?
Question from YouTube Viewer: How long do french drains last? Do all french drains clog over time as fine silt settles in the rock and pipe, even when wrapped with fabric? I read somewhere that the average lifespan for french drains is only 8 to 10 years. What is a French Drain? A french drain…Read More
What is Efflorescence and Should I be Worried?
People with crawl spaces often ask what is efflorescence, and should I be worried if it is present? Some homeowners are concerned that efflorescence could be a type of mold? Efflorescence is usually harmless, but it is an indication of a problem that could pose harm to you and your home. So What is Efflorescence?…Read More