Foundation

What are French drains, and seven reasons you should install them?

Yard (French Drains) Drains

You may need to install a French drain for many reasons, but first, we must learn what a French drain is. French drains can be installed inside or outside; let’s look at the differences. Interior French Drains If you frequently deal with a wet basement and water seeping near the floor, an interior French drain…

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Five Reasons Why Gutters and Downspouts Lines Are Important

Downspout Lines

In this article, we’ll be discussing the importance of gutters and downspouts. At Advanced Basement Solutions, we offer installation services of downspout lines and drains. If you need downspout line installation, please reach out to us. Additionally, if your home has been impacted by damage due to clogged downspouts and gutters, and is in need…

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What are the Signs of a Sinking Foundation?

Signs of a sinking foundation

Your basement and foundation walls are crucial support structures for your home, providing a sturdy base. However, when these walls start to bow, crack, shift, or sink, it poses a significant risk to the property’s structural integrity. Ideally, the basement and foundation walls are engineered to withstand the weight of the structure above. Yet, factors…

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Gutter Clean Up

Gutter Clean Up article

Did you know that one of the ways that water can get into your home is by improper drainage from your gutters and downspouts? Gutters don’t just keep water off of your roof-gutters and downspouts also redirect water away from your soil. When soil expands and contracts, it can cause pressure on your home’s foundation,…

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All About Gutter Ice Dams

gutter ice dams

If you’re like most people who live in the north and northeast of the United States, you’re looking forward to green grass, budding trees, and birds chirping in the morning once we thaw out from winter; but, as warmer temperatures bloom, melting snow and ice tend to be on the horizon, as well. When the…

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Environmental Effects on Your Foundation

Foundation cracking

Have you ever wondered what causes foundation damage? If you are concerned you have foundation issues or want peace of mind before winter comes to ensure that you don’t have foundation issues, contact us! Freezing and Thawing A common issue that causes cracks in the foundation is the freezing and thawing of water in the…

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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…

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Waterproofing Your Basement in the Winter

moisture on wall basement waterproofing

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.

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Basement Flood Damage

moisture on wall basement waterproofing

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…

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How Does Freezing and Thawing Affect Your Foundation

foundation cracking

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.

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