Blog / September 2017

Sep 28
#BasementBasics: What do basement waterproofing contractors provide?

Basement Fact: 93% of all water damage can be prevented, especially when you hire the right basement waterproofing contractors.

A basement is essentially a part of a home that is built in a hole in the ground it will inherently be at risk of water intrusion. By building a floor or level of a structure below ground, that portion of the structure is often built within the path of water and/or is surrounded by soils which contain fluctuating levels of water. Water can enter a house through any openings, joints and penetrations. Water can enter through the walls or from beneath the floors. Therefore it is important to invest in a system that properly manages and controls the path of water. It is important to invest in a system that truly protects, not a short term “fix” that claims and attempts to block water.

CBS specializes in providing repairs and solutions for wet and leaking basements, for wet and dirty crawlspaces, for bowing basement walls, for cracked basement walls, for settling and sagging floors and other basement and crawlspace problems. We offer a line of systems which are designed to best meet the need of your basement problems and best fit your budget. To ensure that your basement problems are properly put to rest, all of our waterproofing systems consist of the same critical components; a moisture barrier, a diverter, a drainage system, a sump pump, and a backup system. By placing the system beneath the floor slab, any hydrostatic pressure from under the foundation is also eliminated. Eliminating hydrostatic pressure is the key to preventing future water problems.

Call us at 864-480-8999 for a FREE consultation of your home or fill out this form. Our experts will be happy to provide you with a complete waterproofing system to prevent you from experiencing a wet basement or damp crawlspace.

Sep 15
#BasementBasics: What to do after your home experiences water damage

Basement Fact: Water damage accounts for 23% of all homeowner property damage in the United States.

The United States is currently in the throws of hurricane season and several states have been affected by floods. It is important to consider what natural disasters, such as these can do to our homes when we are left with standing water. Many materials are prone to growing mold if they are left damp or wet for too long.

Post-flood clean up:

  • Discard wood, upholstered furniture and other porous material.
  • Clean, disinfect and reuse glass, plastic and other nonporous materials.
  • Remove carpeting
  • Open windows for ventilation and wear rubber gloves and eye protection when cleaning.
  • Use a non-ammonia soap or detergent to clean all areas and washable items that came in contact with floodwaters.
  • Dry the cleaned area with heat, fans and dehumidifiers.

To keep your basement or crawslspace dry and prevent flooding around your home, make sure your yard is graded correctly around your foundation. The ground should slope away at least 6” over the first 10’. Moreover, take a proactive approachby having a sump pump installed in your basement to remove any groundwater that seeps inside from the storms that lay ahead. If your home has a crawlspace foundation consider encapsulating the space with a 14 mil Flexi Seal vapor barrier.

For added peace of mind, call Carolina Basement Solutions at 864-480-8999 for a FREE consultation of your home or fill out this form. Our experts will be happy to provide you with a complete waterproofing system to prevent you from experiencing a wet basement or damp crawlspace.

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