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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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4 Foundation Waterproofing And Drainage Tips To Help Prevent Water Problems In Finished Basements

by Mike Brewer

The foundation of your home is vulnerable to a lot of problems that can cause damage to a newly finished basement. Therefore, you want to have the right systems and do the right improvements to help keep the water out and prevent problems with damage due to moisture and water. The following tips will help prevent the damage to your home that is caused by poor drainage and outdated waterproofing design.

Landscaping and Exterior Foundation Drainage Systems to Protect Your Basement

Drainage in your landscaping and on the exterior of your foundation is important to prevent problems with waterproofing failures. Therefore, it is a good idea to have a good landscaping drainage system installed and update the drainage tiles around your basement to ensure rain runoff has a place to go away from the basement foundation of your home.

Reducing Static Pressure That Damages Foundation Walls with Membrane Waterproofing

Static pressure is one of the main causes of failure of waterproofing systems and damage to foundations. Therefore, you want to consider improvements that help reduce static pressure from groundwater that causes this type of damage. Waterproofing membrane systems for the exterior of your foundation are an excellent solution to help reduce static pressure and prevent damage to your foundation.

Help Keep the Water Out with Interior Waterproofing and Drainage Systems in The Basement

In addition to the improvements that are done outside of your home, there are also systems that can be used on the interior to help prevent damage. First, you want to consider waterproofing for the interior of your foundation walls. In addition, an interior foundation drainage system will help keep the water out of your basement that is often the cause of damage.

Mechanical Systems and Ventilation to Allow Moisture to Escape and Stay Out of The Basement

There are also a lot of mechanical systems that can be used in your basement to help reduce problems with moisture and prevent water damage. First, consider ventilation systems that help allow moisture to escape from the basement. In addition, there are also improvements with sump pumps that can help remove water and moisture from your basement to prevent problems and water damage.

These are some tips to help choose the right improvements for drainage and waterproofing to prevent damage to a newly finished basement. If you are finishing your basement, contact a basement waterproofing service for help with these improvements to protect your home from water damage problems.