Asbestos in the Waterproofing Industry
By Gregory Fahrenbruch
Asbestos is a scary word for a homeowner to hear because of its reputation for causing harmful lung conditions. Asbestos does exist in homes that waterproofers work on, though, so the waterproofing industry cannot overlook this substance.
Choosing and Installing Sump Pumps
By Vanessa Salvia
Sump pumps are an essential tool for waterproofing professionals looking to keep a basement or crawlspace dry. These pumps help remove excess water from a space, preventing damage to the foundation and any stored items. But with so many options available, how do you choose the right sump pump for your needs?
By Vanessa Salvia
Cool roofs keep interior spaces cooler, which lowers energy costs, keeps buildings and homes more comfortable, and can reduce carbon emissions.
Case Study: Interior Basement Waterproofing
By ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing
In a Pennsylvania home, a homeowner with a basement was plagued by problems with invasive water. The sump pump was failing whenever the water table got high, and the basement was getting wet as a result.
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By ’58 Foundations & Waterproofing Above you can see the old sump pump setup. An open sump pit can allow objects and debris to fall in and clog the system. It can also be a safety hazard! In a Pennsylvania home, a homeowner with a basement was plagued...
By Vanessa Salvia The Cool Roof Rating Council explains that a cool roof is one that strongly reflects sunlight (solar energy) and also cools itself by efficiently emitting any heat that was absorbed. The U.S. Department of Energy’s document, “Consumer...
By Vanessa Salvia Photo courtesy of Crawlspace Depot A typical installation of a submersible sump pump system in a crawl space. This system utilizes a cast-iron sump pump, basin, and check valve. Sump pumps are an essential tool for waterproofing professionals looking...
By Gregory Fahrenbruch Testing showed that this was brown asbestos-containing glue on the wall. Asbestos is a scary word for a homeowner to hear because of its reputation for causing harmful lung conditions. Asbestos exists in homes that waterproofers...
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