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Why Do You Need a Battery-Operated Sump Pump?

It’s a dark and stormy night...Yes, that’s how most horror stories start out and yes, that’s how many basements become flooded, too! A flooded basement is a scary thought and for some, it’s a scary reality especially when the electric sump pump stops working and becomes as useful as a light bulb in a power outage. But, before we dive into the reasons you should have a battery-operated, back-up sump pump, let’s start from the...

Concrete is Porous: Here’s What that Means for your Basement

Have you ever been in a basement and noticed an underlying musty smell and felt a bit of humidity? You were smelling and feeling that because of the moisture that made its way into the concrete that makes up the foundation of the house. But, before we get into how to avoid a damp basement, let’s talk about how this happens in the first place. Let’s start from the top and talk about the concrete...
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Advanced Basement Solutions Becomes Basement Health Association Pro

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) is a family-owned business in the Pittsburgh area specializing in basement waterproofing and structural repairs. It 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...

Rising Water Table – What Heavy Rains and Melting Snow Can Do to Your Basement

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...

Advanced Basement Solutions Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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...
Gutter Cleaning Tips

Gutter Cleaning Tips

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...
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Waterproofing Your Leaky Basement

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. (more…)
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Tips and Tricks of Waterproofing

Waterproofing Tips 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...
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Waterproofing Your Basement in the Winter

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. (more…)