Interior Drain Systems

If you have noticed water appearing around the perimeter of the basement in the cove joint area (where the floor meets the wall), then this is typically a problem brought about by hydrostatic pressure.

Why you should Waterproof your basement in the winter

Iowa Homeowners may be surprised to learn that the winter months are a great time to consider having their basement or crawl space waterproofed. Spring brings showers and showers mean moisture. At BAM Basements and Masons of Des Moines, we recommend waterproofing below-grade areas ahead of the upcoming rain and humidity! Unfortunately, if your basement …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How is the Air Quality in your home?

How to tell if have poor air quality in your home When most people think of pollution they think of outside smog, ozone, and haze. What they don’t think about or may not even know, is that indoor air pollution can be worse than outdoor air. Allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems are linked to …

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