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What is the Best Basement Waterproofing System?

What is the best basement waterproofing system? This is a crucial question that requires the right answer for your peace of mind and health. Nobody would argue that moldy basements smell bad, but they can also cause serious health issues.…

Drainage Solution Options for Kansas City Homeowners

Drainage solution options may include various options depending on what the underlying issues are. Some of the drainage option solutions include: Swales French drains Correct soil sloping Surface drains Run-off control for AC drains or gutters Proper drainage can help…

The Cost of Improper Drainage

The cost of improper drainage on your home and property can run you into the thousands. Not always, but when your drainage system isn’t working properly, it causes damage to many different areas. read more

Swales vs. French Drains: Which Option Is Right For My Home?

You might be wondering whether your home would be best suited for a swale or a French drain. Knowing the difference between the two and the respective pros and cons is essential knowledge that every homeowner should know. Distinguishing between swales and French drains is especially vital if your home is sitting on low land. read more

Common Foundation Problems in Kansas City

WATER IN THE BASEMENT 90-95% of water issues are due to poor drainage or improper guttering The obvious signs of water problems is water running down foundation walls Cracks in basement floor slabs (heaving) is normally a sign of water…