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What is a French Drain? Here Is The Background On French Drain Systems

In 1859, a man named Henry French came up with the idea of a draining system for people who had flat yards. Henry French created a drain that diverts water away from a person’s house. The drain Henry French came … Continue reading

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What Causes Basements to Crack?

Basements, as the name indicates, consist of the base or foundation of a house or building. The underground portion is present that is surrounded with soil from all sides. In addition, the rest of the building lies above the basement … Continue reading

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Things You Must Know About Basement Waterproofing In Fairfax, Virginia

In Fairfax, Virginia, any structure at the ground level or underground must have waterproofing and basement waterproofing. This is a must since we live in a climate that receives lots of rain and has underwater springs. Whether you are a … Continue reading

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Effects of Wet Basements?

Homes with Wet Basements There are few problems more horrible in a home than having a wet basement. When a basement floods, it can damage everything within reach including drywall, wood, carpet, cardboard, furniture, leather, and cloth. Valuables and keepsakes … Continue reading

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Health Risks Associated with Wet Basements

Wet basements can lead to not only property damage and expensive clean-up, but can also lead to a number of health problems and risks. Wet basements lead to mold growth, as mold growth is spurred by excessive indoor moisture or … Continue reading

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