Questions about: basement

by Chris Woodford. Last updated: September 5, 2016. Is damp climbing up your walls
Actually, the above statement is correct. I have installed many laminate floors over short pile carpet. If you think about it, when you install a foam under the laminate it's like short carpet
Builders use concrete as a building material for housing foundations because of its strength and durability. Once placed, a concrete slab will last the lifetime of your home, providing the solid basis for the entire structure. Unfortunately, even the
There have long been concerns that supplies of water stored in reservoirs and rock fractures deep underground are in danger of running dry as they are tapped for use by humans. But a new study that attempts to accurately estimate how much groundwater
When you discover water in your basement it is natural to think that you have a basement leak; that water is somehow finding its way through your foundation wall. When your basement is unfinished and there is water on the floor and no evidence of a l
The previous homeowners did not keep up with the downspouts and some erosion occurred. All of the drains to the street are great and I have reconnected the downspouts to the drain pipes; some were apart my multiple inches when I dug them up under the
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)*, flooding can sometimes cause sewage from sanitary sewer lines to back up into houses through drainpipes. These backups not only cause damage that is diffi
I am getting a backwater valve installed in the basement to prevent sewage backups. The contractor will install a backwater valve (something like this) enclosed in some access box (something like this - needs flash). The enclosure has an open bottom
NOTE: The following information is supplied as a guideline of what MAY BE ENCOUNTERED as far as local building codes are concerned. It is meant as a GUIDELINE ONLY. Actual building codes may vary greatly depending upon region, state and city