Advanced Basement Solutions Becomes Basement Health Association Pro
Recent Certifications and Awards Set Advanced Basement Solutions Apart from Competition
West Newton, PA, January 12, 2017-Advanced Basement Solutions (ABS), a Pittsburgh area, family- owned and operated business specializing in basement waterproofing and structural repairs recently added several accomplishments to its resume. As a member of the Basement Health Association (BHA), ABS has advanced its status to BHA Pro by becoming a Certified Waterproofing Specialist and a Certified Structural Repair Specialist through the association.
Heavy Rains and Melting Snow Can Cause Damage to Your Basement
Flooding and water damage in the basement are the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with. Unfortunately, basements are often easy victims in times of heavy rain or significant amounts of melting snow. The reason that basements so often flood is due much in part to the fact that heavy rains or melting snow saturate the ground causing the water table to rise above the basement floor or crawlspace level. With nowhere else to go, this water seeps into the basement, causing significant issues and potentially damaging the home.
What is the Water Table?
The water table is the surface of the water under the ground where the soil, gravel and sediment are totally saturated with water. This surface is neither constant nor flat, but instead contours to the shape of the land above it. It also fluctuates depending upon the season and the amount of precipitation.
Advanced Basement Solutions Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Advanced Basement Solutions has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.
This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.
Gutter Cleaning Services
Did you know that one of the ways that water can get into your home is improper drainage from your gutters and downspouts? Gutters don’t just keep water off of your roof, the gutters and downspouts also redirect water away from your soil. When soil expands and then contracts, it can cause pressure on your home’s foundation which can lead to cracks. Gutters and downspouts act as a first line of defense against water infiltrating your home. Cleaning your gutters is important to keep the flow of water away from your roof and the soil around your home. During the fall season it is especially important to clean your gutters to remove any fallen leaves or other debris.
Lets Fix Your Leaky Basement
A leaky basement can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. Not only is it a hassle to clean up, but it can also cause damage to your home and property. Waterproofing your basement before problems arise is the best way to prevent problems, but if your basement is already being infiltrated with water, then it is time to contact a professional to assess and repair the situation.
Homeowners should always be proactive when it comes to protecting their home and their families. Making the decision to waterproof your home is important to prevent possible damage or destruction from flooding. Since flooding is one of the most common natural disasters that occurs in the United States, waiting until there is a problem is not recommended. Once there is a problem with flooding and/or water damage, it is too late. Prevention is the best method to protect your home, family and belongings from disasters.
Waterproofing Your Basement
As with many home improvement projects, waterproofing your basement may be something you’ve thought about doing during the rainy spring season, but waterproofing in the winter may help prevent damage to your basements foundation.
Floor Damage Prevention
Just because the rainy season of fall is coming to end doesn’t mean you are out of the woods as far as flooding goes. Melting snow and ice can create puddles and draining water that has the opportunity to sneak in through your basement’s foundation. While melting snow is not the only culprit of flooding issues during the winter, it can be an unexpected source of flooding and foundation issues for homeowners.
Does the Weather Affect Your Foundation
Winter weather has finally arrived and Pittsburgh has already seen freezing temperatures. As the weather becomes colder with ice and snow on the horizon, it is time to think about how winter weather can affect your home.
Water in Your Basement?!
When you first see water in your basement, don’t panic. Take the following steps to help you tackle the problem head on. Water in your basement can come from many different sources. Once you are armed with the information regarding the source of the problem, you will be better able to find a solution quickly to minimize further damage.