Do I need an egress window?

Egress window for a basement

Egress windows are a vital part of any home, and every homeowner should know what they are and why they might need one. In this blog post, we’ll explore what an egress window is, the requirements for having one by code, and some of the benefits of having an egress window in your home. Stay […]

What Causes Foundations to Crack

Cracked foundation

Foundations are one of the most important parts of your home. The foundation keeps your home standing and level. But over time, foundations can settle and crack. So, what causes foundations to crack and what can you do about it? There are a few different reasons that might cause your foundation to crack. The first […]

Exactly How Much Will It Cost Me To Keep My Basement Dry (2022)

Keeping basement dry

Great question…… Pressure Relief System Installing a pressure relief system can be expensive, but it’s worth the investment.  The average price (*National average: depends on the size of your basement) for installation is around ($8500-$13500); however, many companies charge extra if you want them to fix other issues like outside drainage or downspout extensions too!  […]

Four Signs You Need a Basement Waterproofer

basement waterproofer in Washington DC

It is important to know the signs of when it’s time to call in a basement waterproofer. Basement waterproofers are experts on repairing and fixing leaky basements, but you should be aware of the common signs that indicate your home needs their help. If you see any of these four signs, then contact your local […]

What is the sump pump crock

Sump pump

What is the sump pump crock The sump pump crock is where the water that is collected around the foundation by the drain tile goes. The typical size is 30″ deep and 24″ in diameter which can hold approximately 25 gallons of water. The crock should be located at the lowest point of the basement at […]

Beware of hidden water signs

Hidden water damage

Beware of hidden water signs When I am searching to buy a new home, what are the signs that the basement may have a water issue?  The picture above shows a freshly painted basement floor and wall. Believe it or not this is a sign that you need to investigate further.  The bottom of a […]