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Basement Waterproofing Newton Center MA

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Sika Sarnafil
800-451-2504 x3257
100 Dan Road
Canton, MA
 
Watch All Inc.
(800) 341-6730
408 Washington St
Weymouth, MA
Services
Crawl Space Repair
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Leader Basement Systems
(800) 680-5931
2 Joanna Dr
Rutland, MA
Services
Basement Waterproofing
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Dry Zone Basement Systems
(800) 796-0242
6 White Ave
Taunton, MA
Services
Basement Waterproofing
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Able Restoration
(800) 341-6730
14 Longwater Drive
Rockland, MA
Services
Crawl Space Repair
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Total Basement Finishing of MA by Woodstone
(800) 871-3749
905 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA
Services
Basement Finishing
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Able Restoration
(800) 341-6730
14 Longwater Drive
Rockland, MA
Services
Crawl Space Repair
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Sika Sarnafil
800-451-2504 x3257
100 Dan Road
Canton, MA
 
Total Basement Finishing of Western MA, LLC
(866) 370-9318
77 Cislak Drive
Ludlow, MA
Services
Basement Finishing
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Foundation Supportworks of New England
(800) 653-3913
6 White Ave
Taunton, MA
Services
Foundation Repair
Service Type
Commercial and Residential

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Handyman Wire - Basements


Got a Wet Basement?
To solve the wet basement dilemma requires knowing where the water is coming from. Often that hole in the earth (your basement) winds up being BELOW the water table when the water table rises during hard rains or wet springs. Sometimes the water is coming from poorly directed roof drains or puddles forming along the foundation.




FAQ's and Previously Asked Questions
Q: We insulated our basement two years ago, but recently we found out that it could give problems of condensation and mildew seeping through the dry wall and make the basement room feel mildew. Have we done anything wrong by putting the fiberglass insulation against the wall and paper against the dry wall?
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    How to keep your basement dry

    1) Proper grade around the foundation.

    No gutters Surface water from rain or snow melting should not collect against the house. If it does, it may work its way down the foundation looking for a path in. Always make sure the dirt is graded in a slope, even a gentle slope, away from the house if possible. If your house does not have gutters and downspouts you can ensure the water drains away from the house by using 6-mil black plastic and landscaping rock. Slope the ground about 6" in 10ft and cover the ground with an 8ft width of plastic. Wrap it up on the foundation 2 inches and then cover the plastic with a 2 inch layer of rock. This will ensure the water drains away from the house before soaking in.

    2) Roof runoff and downspouts.

    The best option would be to have gutters collect the water, and downspouts that drain away from the house. I run the downspouts into PVC pipe and then run that under ground away from the house. It helps of course to have a house on a slight hill so that the pipes can surface away from the house. If your house is on a flat lot with no place to drain to, you can consider putting in a drywell or a bubbler. A drywell is a drum or tank in the ground, full of holes (and now bottom) that can accept your drains and then let them seep into the ground away from your foundation. The bubbler is similar to the drywell, but has a grate at ground level so water can bubble out the top if it isn't leaching away fast enough. At the very least, make sure the downspouts direct the water on to splash blocks that direct the water away from the foundation.

    drain to daylight drywell drain

    bubbler drain

    3) Footer drains.

    footer drain These are the least easy to retrofit, yet best protection. If you are building a new home, be sure to include them. A footer drain runs all the way around the foundation's footer BELOW the level of the basement floor. On a lot with a grade, the footer drain pipe can be piped to daylight downhill from the house. In this case the footer drain pipe should be run outside the footer. All though it means a longer trench, the further from the house the better. Not because of the water, but the cold. The open pipe allows cold outside air to run up against the footer, but a long run of pipe minimizes the effects.

    sump pump On a level lot, the footer drain pipe will run inside the footer and should run into a sump where a sump pump can be installed to pump out any water which collects in the sump. For very wet lo...

    To solve the wet basement dilemma requires knowing where the water is coming from. Often that hole in the earth (your basement) winds up being BELOW the water table when the water table rises during hard rains or wet springs. Sometimes the water is coming from poorly directed roof drains or puddles forming along the foundation.

    If your basement has a water problem or even if it hasn't but you intend to finish the basement and you don't want your work ruined, it is well worth the effort to ensure the basement stays dry.

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