Waterproofing 101

These are just a few reasons you would need your basement waterproofed. It is important to have your basement waterproofed if you have noticed signs of water intrusion in your home, and also to prevent structural damage. Water is the most destructive force on earth.

Fall Weather and its Effects on Your basement and Crawl Space

As much as we hate to say it, summer is almost over. Where did the time go? That means fall and winter is on its way, shorter days, and colder weather. Fall brings rainy weather and moisture build-up in basements and crawl spaces. As a homeowner, it’s important to understand what annual fall maintenance your …

Fall Weather and its Effects on Your basement and Crawl Space Read More »

What to Do When there’s Water in your Basement?

It’s raining outside and you’re relaxing in the basement, you get up and notice the floors are wet. Panic sets in and what do you do? Water in the basement can lead to mold, musty smells, damaged walls and floors, and ruined furniture and belongings. It’s necessary to get rid of the water, fix underlying …

What to Do When there’s Water in your Basement? Read More »

A Finished Basement Is The Dream Of Many Homeowners

A finished basement is the dream of many homeowners. Sometimes it’s a necessity, a way to create badly needed living space for a growing family.  Other times it’s a luxury, a den, a family room, a playroom, a “man cave.” No matter what the intended use for finished basement space, the job of turning below …

A Finished Basement Is The Dream Of Many Homeowners Read More »

Why Is Water Coming Up Through The Basement Floor?

  One of the telltale signs of a basement water problem is stepping into a puddle on the basement floor. Of course, any water that comes into the basement for any reason – hydrostatic or lateral pressure, gutter spillover, or oversaturated soil around the foundation – or from any source – cracks, bad mortar joints …

Why Is Water Coming Up Through The Basement Floor? Read More »

Benefits of Having a Dehumidifier installed

  The Hot, humid summer Des Moines air creates perfect conditions for mold and mildew growth indoors. If your home has these issues, they can trigger respiratory issues such as asthma, coughing and wheezing. Mildew and mold can also leave stains on many surfaces such as brick, ceilings, paint, wood, and walls. It is very …

Benefits of Having a Dehumidifier installed Read More »

Basement Waterproofing the right way!

Waterproofing in your basement is essential if you are having water or moisture leaking into your basement. Water and moisture seeping into your basement can cause water damage that will cost you a pretty penny to clean up and fix the damage it caused. The water damage not only causes structural and foundation problems but …

Basement Waterproofing the right way! Read More »

Foundation Damage Caused by Tree Roots

Tree roots cause foundation damage and compromise the structural integrity of a home. Certain trees have highly invasive roots. It’s not uncommon for various species of trees to develop roots that are 30 times the diameter of their tree trunks. In other cases, roots can grow to be 2X or even 3X the height of …

Foundation Damage Caused by Tree Roots Read More »

Why is crawl space waterproofing important?

Did you know the condition of your crawl space encapsulation affects the environment of your living space upstairs? It’s true. A damp, musty crawl space can cause mold and indoor air quality issues in your home or business. The good news is you can combat the threat of water and moisture by sealing off your …

Why is crawl space waterproofing important? Read More »

Structural things to look for when Buying a House

Structural things to look for when Buying a House Buying a home is both extremely exciting and incredibly stressful. You want to find a place that suits you and your family’s needs and is also in excellent condition. One of the biggest concerns is that the property you buy is structurally sound, and this often …

Structural things to look for when Buying a House Read More »

Sinking Foundation Repair in Des Moines

Sinking Foundation Repair in Des Moines This past couple of weeks BAM Basements was helping a home in Windsor Heights Iowa. This home had a sinking foundation on one side of the home. Due to landscaping and grading of the home’s yard, we were unable to do exterior piering and lifting of the sinking foundation …

Sinking Foundation Repair in Des Moines Read More »