Month: May 2022

Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling?

Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling? Many homes in the Midwest, like Des Moines, are sitting on foundations constructed of concrete blocks. During housing booms, concrete blocks becomes popular with builders because they can build a foundation quickly and move on to the above ground structure faster than they can with poured concrete. …

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My Basement Leaks Every time It Rains! What should I do?

My Basement Leaks Every time It Rains! What should I do? During periods of heavy rain showers means that there comes an increased risk of flooding but does your basement flood or leak every time it rains? Whether it’s a bit of water over a period of time or a sudden downpour, water in your …

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The Importance of Tuckpointing and Do you need it?

What is Tuckpointing? Tuckpointing refers to the process of removing old, substandard, or deteriorating mortar and replacing it with new, high-quality mortar. This is typically done to restore the strength and stability of masonry where mortar joints are failing. It also helps to protect the brick surrounding the failing mortar, so that water can no …

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Residential Basement Foundation Cracks

All You Need To Know About Different Types Of Residential Basement Foundation Cracks

All You Need To Know About Different Types Of Residential Basement Foundation Cracks Discovering a foundation crack in your home can be unsettling, as this could represent extensive damage to your home’s foundation, which could mean basement foundation crack repair will be necessary. However, if you have discovered a crack in your foundation, you may …

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DIY Basement Waterproofing Mistakes

Facts About DIY Basement Waterproofing Mistakes

DIY Basement Waterproofing mistakes Far too many people make the following mistakes when attempting DIY home basement waterproofing. BAM Basement and Masons has been waterproofing basements for years, and these are the most common mistakes we see on a regular basis. Applying Waterproof Paint to the basement walls Basement Waterproof paint can be misleading. It …

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6 Things You Can Learn From Protecting your Basement From Moisture

6 Things You Can Learn From Protecting your Basement From Moisture Are you frustrated with having water in your basement? A wet basement isn’t just an inconvenient hassle for homeowners to deal with. It can pose real problems to your health, home, and property. Any form of moisture can result in harmful mold, damage to anything …

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HOW DO YOU REPAIR A SINKING FOUNDATION?

HOW DO YOU REPAIR A SINKING FOUNDATION? To repair a sinking foundation, you will need to install piers. This is a fact that everyone in the industry agrees upon. These are steel posts that are driven into the ground around your home, then secured to your foundation with a steel bracket.  Piers hold your foundation …

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The Differences Between Basement Foundation types

The Differences Between Basement Foundation types When it comes to buying a home or building a new one, it’s imperative that every homeowner understands different things about the home’s main structures and systems. While few people forget to think about the home’s foundation, the simple truth of the matter is that this is one of …

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What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

What is Hydrostatic Pressure? In regard to basement foundation problems, hydrostatic pressure can be best described as the constant force of water pressure constantly being forced on the basement walls. As a general rule, hydrostatic pressure increases as subsurface depth decreases, due to the increasing weight of earth and gravity generating downward force from above. …

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