The keys to a successful preventative maintenance of sewer and drainage systems are regular attention and, pre-emptive steps to deal with problems, and proper construction. Effective maintenance yields multiple benefits: increased performance of the system, lower costs of operation, and a longer lifespan. A properly maintained system will carry outflows more efficiently, giving it greater […]
Sump pumps are often a last line of defence against basement flooding, and for that reason their reliability is key. A sump pump will need to predictably detect rising water levels in the sump well, and start in response. A primary pump, attached to AC mains power will generally be all that is needed, but […]
Protecting a basement from water can be done from the outside, or from the inside. These are called “positive side” and “negative side” waterproofing, respectively.
Water is the enemy of your basement and its possessions, and sometimes it seems you need a miracle to keep it out. It has a lot of ways of getting into your basement.