Posts made in August 2018

Achieve Better Yard Drainage with Drain Tiles

Do you have a soggy yard? Does your lawn turn into a swampy mess every time it rains too hard? If so your yard likely has drainage issues. Standing water creating small pools all over your yard is more than just an eyesore, as standing water can pose serious problems to your home’s foundation and ultimately find its way into your basement.

There are a few options to fix your wet yard troubles, varying in cost and difficulty. Before you start digging a trench or taking other steps toward getting rid of the water in your damp yard, step back and survey the situation to see where the water is coming from. A simple fix to start with is to extend the downspout from near your house. Or, sometimes the trouble is a sump pump discharge that’s draining into a low area of your yard.

The majority of drainage problems, however, are usually caused by a low pitch or slope in the yard which prevents water runoff from being diverted away from the house. In this situation, a French drain or drain tiles should be installed.

At some point, most homeowners have to deal with drainage problems in their yard. Whether the soggy situation is the result of too much rain without a proper pitch to your yard for drainage or something else, there are always solutions to the problem. If you’re in need of a drain tile system in DuPage County, IL, A-Proseal Basement Waterproofing offers waterproofing solutions for basement and foundations of all types.

Waterproofing Before Remodeling

When you’ve had enough of feeling like you’re living on top of one another and everyone in your house could use some extra space it’s time to create the perfect bonus room in your unfinished basement.

Basements are often underutilized, but they can provide an awesome bonus space for movie nights, game rooms, a hangout room for teens, a playroom for little ones, or as a guest bedroom suite. Just when you thought you’d outgrown your house your basement can give you the bonus square footage you wish for.

If you’re ready to start dreaming and designing your perfect basement makeover, you’ll want to consider some of these potential basement issues first.
Waterproofing: Check for any water issues before beginning the planning process. Pools of water or drips coming through the below-grade walls are obvious signs of a problem. Also check outside to make sure the ground is graded away from your foundation. Finally, look for cracks in your foundation walls and repair the damage immediately.

Moisture: Even when you’ve taken proper steps to waterproof your basement moisture can be an ongoing concern. Talk over your concerns with a DuPage County basement waterproofing company. They can advise you on the options you have, such as a vapor barrier and/or purchasing a basement dehumidifier.

Whether this is a DIY project or you plan to hire a contractor to do the work, it’s in your best interest to consult with a professional DuPage County basement waterproofing company to ensure there will be no water issues moving forward.