THINGS TO KNOW: ADVICE FROM RSR CONSTRUCTION
RSR Construction: Basement & Foundation Repair is committed to the longevity of your home in Regina. Ensure the structural integrity of your basement with our trusted repairs and advice. Read the following summaries to get a better idea of how we can help. If you are ready to receive a free quote on our work, we invite you to reach out to our team.
SUMP PUMPS • NEW HOME VS ESTABLISHED HOMES
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WATERPROOFING YOUR BASEMENT
REASONS FOR POSSIBLE MOISTURE • SIGNS OF BASEMENT MOISTURE LEAKS
A well-functioning sump pump always stays ahead of rising groundwater, turning on automatically before the water level reaches your basement floor, ultimately moving the unwanted water outside of your house.
What If You Already Have a Sump Pump?
It’s a stressful feeling to anticipate severe wet weather and wonder if your sump pump will perform as it should, as any weaknesses or deficiencies can result in a wet basement. To feel confident that your basement will stay dry, it helps to understand common sump pump problems and avoid them by making smart sump pump choices.
RSR Construction will provide a free estimate to upgrade your sump pump system!
Common Sump Pump Problems
Under-powered pumps can’t handle high-volume water intrusion during severe storms.
Power outages make pumps nonfunctional unless a battery backup system is used.
Clogged intakes prevent the pump from extracting water from the sump pit or sump liner.
Frozen discharge lines can block pumping action in cold weather, forcing water back into the basement.
Burnt-out pumps can occur because of a faulty float switch or an overworked, underpowered pump. Cheap pumps made with inexpensive materials and components are prone to failure, especially when they’re needed the most, which is during wet weather.
Please be advised that pumps may discharge to the sewer in older homes. This was once considered acceptable; however, this practice may now violate code as it can overwhelm the sewer system. Homeowners are urged to disconnect and reroute sump pump discharge away from sewers. Some homeowners have inherited their sump pumps and do not realize that the pump discharges into the sewer…
…And What If You Don’t?
If your basement or crawl space doesn’t have a perimeter drain and sump pump system, don’t fret: You can trust RSR Construction to provide quality work at a reasonable price!
For more information on sump pumps check out: http://sumppumps101.com.
NEW HOME VS ESTABLISHED HOME
Leaky basments? Flood damage? Water seeping in and you just don’t know what to do? The Saskatchewan soil can wreak havoc on your home’s foundation, even new homes aren’t safe from the shifting going on under our feet. If you want a home with a basement you and your family can actually live in. A home without the fear of mold, mildew and yearly water damage. Call our expert team for a free evaluation. We’re a locally owned, family operated business. Foundations and waterproofing are what we care about, let us keep your home dry.
5 things you need to know about waterproofing your basement
Leaky basments? Flood Damage? Water seeping in and you just don’t know what to do? The Saskatchewan soil can wreak havoc on your home’s foundation, even new homes aren’t safe from the shifting going on under our feet. If you want a home with a basement you and your family can actually live in. A home without the fear of mold, mildew and yearly water damage. Call our expert team for a free evaluation. We’re a locally owned, family operated business. Foundations and waterproofing are what we care about, let us keep your home dry.
reasons for possible moisture
- Improper grading in yard
- Clogged weeping tile
- Down spouts overflowing or clogged or possibly
Seepage through wall and cracks from ground water
High water table
Tree roots and flower beds
signs of basement moisture leaks
- White powder looking substance (mineral deposits) on concrete walls or masonry
- Stains on wood, window sills or items that are on the floor or against the walls in the basement
- Bulging or soft drywall
- Musty Odors
- Mildew on carpets or tiles floors lifting