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The Cost of Ignoring Basement Waterproofing

 The Cost of Ignoring Basement Waterproofing  A basement is often an overlooked part of the house, relegated to storage or housing utility equipment. However, it plays a crucial role in the overall health and structural integrity of your home. Ignoring basement waterproofing can have serious consequences, both financially and in terms of ...

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What Waterproofing Method Should I Use?

How to Choose the Right Waterproofing Method for Your Basement  Basements are prone to moisture and water infiltration, making waterproofing a critical consideration for homeowners. Choosing the right waterproofing method for your basement is essential to protect your home from potential damage, improve indoor air quality, and maintain its ove...

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5 Signs Your Basement Needs Waterproofing ASAP

 5 Signs Your Basement Needs Waterproofing Now  Your basement is a valuable part of your home, providing extra space for storage, recreation, or even additional living areas. However, it's also one of the most vulnerable areas when it comes to water damage. Recognizing the signs that your basement needs waterproofing is crucial to prevent...

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The Importance of Proper Egress Window Installation and Repair

Egress windows play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and functionality of our homes. They are designed to provide an emergency exit route from basements and other lower-level living spaces. Moreover, with the increasing urbanization and construction of homes closer to streets, the phenomenon of 'street creep' has become a concern. Street creep...

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Waterproofing Tips for Homeowners

Waterproofing your home is one of the most critical preventive measures you can take to protect your property. It helps in preventing water damage, maintaining the structural integrity of your home, and ensuring a healthy living environment. Here are some essential waterproofing tips that every homeowner should know.   1. Identify Potenti...

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Top 3 Myths about Foundation Repair

The foundation is the backbone of your home, providing stability and strength to the entire structure. However, foundation issues can crop up due to a variety of reasons including soil conditions, improper construction, or natural aging of the building. Unfortunately, misconceptions about foundation repair can often lead homeowners to make decision...

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5 Common Signs of Foundation Problems

The foundation of a building is its structural bedrock. It bears the weight of the entire structure, ensuring its stability and longevity. However, like all aspects of a building, foundations can experience problems, especially if they were not adequately constructed or the building is situated on expansive clay or improperly compacted fill soils. ...

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7 Steps to Help Prevent Basement Flooding

7 Steps to Help Prevent Basement Flooding Basement flooding can happen quickly without warning, and can be extremely expensive. Damages due to flooding often take days or weeks to repair. Homeowners must also worry about mold spores, which appear roughly 24-48 hours after a flood. Even small amounts of mold can aggravate asthma or cause other serious health issues. The good news: the risk of ...

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3 Main Causes of Sinking Concrete

There are several reasons that can cause your concrete to sink. You will often come across it in the form of uneven, cracked, or sunken concrete. Some companies often refer to this as slab settlement. What is slab settlement? Well, Slab settlement is the sinking or movement of a concrete slab when the soil below the slab can no longer carry the weight of it. This happens frequently on driveways, w...

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The 3 Most Common Signs Of A Sinking foundation


The 3 Most Common Signs Of A Sinking foundation If you are a homeowner in the St. Louis area then it is likely that at some point you may experience foundation settlement issues. At times it can be difficult to identify when you are experiencing issues that may need crack repair or even foundation piering. Our experts are here to help. To learn more about how to identify foundation settlement in y...

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Tips to Prevent Flooding in Your Home

Protecting your home from the devastating effects of flooding is a top priority for homeowners, especially in St. Louis where the rain can start in buckets at a moment's notice. Floods can lead to costly repairs and may even make your home uninhabitable for a time. At Quality Waterproofing, we have several strategies that will help you keep your ho...

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Polyjacking Vs. Mudjacking


Polyjacking Vs. Mudjacking Like all things, when we have a method it works as well as we expect it too. This was true with many inventions, such as the cell phone, the automobile, the computer, etc. They all get better and better over time as we develop them. This is no different when referring to concrete raising. Mudjacking used to be the best method to use should you need your concrete slab lif...

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Benefits of Sump Pumps


Benefits of Sump Pumps What is a Sump Pump? Think of a sump pump as essentially being a water pump. Its task is to move water from your basement to the exterior of your home. This system is an integral part of any basement waterproofing system. Different types of sump pumps There are two different types of sump pumps; Pedestal style sump pumps, and Submersible style sump pumps, each with their own...

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Protecting Your Basement After Heavy Rain


Protecting Your Basement After Heavy Rain So let's say it rains, and your basement takes on significant amounts of water? Nobody wants to deal with damaged valuables or large amounts of water in their basement. There are two ways that this happens. One, is that one of the components in your basement waterproofing system has gone kaput. Or two, you don't have a waterproofing system in your basement...

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Preparing For Spring - Basement Waterproofing


Preparing For Spring Spring and Summer are finally uppon us here in St Louis. However, It is important to remember that with spring comes heavy rains and severe storms. Both last year and the year before we experienced a high level of flooding in St Louis. This flooding caused property damage, basement flooding, and even left some families without a place to call home. Our staff at Quality Waterpr...

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How Polyjacking Works

Polyjacking is a term used for a method of concrete lifting that involves the use of a poly-foam compound. In this method of concrete lifting an expanding poly-foam compound is injected underneath your sunken concrete slabs at key points to raise it to its proper level and to also provide a deterioration resistant support material underneath the slab. The process is simple and can be completed in ...

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Basement Waterproofing - Job Site Photos


Take A Look At Some Of The Work We Have Done Recently Protecting your basement from the potential of water damage is an important part of owning any home. Most recently we installed a sump pump system and basement drainage in a house off of Mason Rd. in St Louis. Take a look at our installation process for several of the services we do. Our trained staff will quickly and neatly remedy any basement...

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How to Create an Awesome Outdoor Space

How to Create an Awesome Outdoor Space Make It Cozy Buy cushioned seating, big chairs, and extra padded lounge furniture for your outdoor space. Your outdoor space should be just as inviting as your indoor space, so don’t skimp on the throw pillows and indoor-outdoor rugs for a little extra dimension and color. Consider building a fire pit, which will enhance the coziness of your space, especially...

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