basement waterproofing

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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HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HOME IS PROPERLY GRADED?

From rainy spring days to summer and early fall thunderstorms to winter snow, your home is constantly under the threat of flooding. But even with the proper sump pump in place, your home could experience flooding at any moment because of your grading. So how do you know if your home is properly graded or …

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Questions to ask when researching Waterproofing companies

Not all renovation projects are aesthetic. Some are necessary just to keep your home dry. Is your basement or crawl space damp, musty or moldy? Then you need to find a waterproofing company who can solve the water problem. A basement waterproofing company can ensure that is the case through a variety of solutions. Selecting …

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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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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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The Differences Between Basement Foundation types

  The Differences Between Basement Foundation types When it comes to buying a home or building a new one, basement-foundation-types is 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 …

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Financing Made Easy for Our Customers

  Financing Made Easy for Our Customers Are you planning to finish your basement? Been putting it off or dreading dealing with water in the basement?  Whether you’re planning to add storage space, a pool table, entertainment area or bedroom in the basement, waterproofing is a must before finishing. Just imagine spending thousands of dollars …

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Buying a new home, how do I know if It needs waterproofing?

Buying a new home, how do I know if It needs waterproofing? Let’s face it. The last thing on most people’s minds when buying a home is to inspect the basement for leaks. Realtors will tell you kitchens and bathrooms are what really sells homes.  I am not a real estate specialist, but I will …

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