How to Solve Basement Water Infiltration

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LESLIE: Paul in Massachusetts is on the line with a question about basement water infiltration. What’s happening at your money pit? PAUL: I have a question on waterproofing a basement floor. I have a very, very old house. It’s over 100 years old. I have a fieldstone foundation and I waterproofed that with a product Read the full article…

Best Way to Build a Flower Bed

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LESLIE: Now I’ve got Michelle with a question about how to build a flower bed. What can we do for you today? MICHELLE: I had this huge flower bed right by my house and it’s about as big as a one-car garage. Anyway, I know that it’s to be sloped away from the house but Read the full article…

Moisture In Basement Might Be Solved By Right Dehumidifier

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LESLIE: David in Alaska is on the line with a question about moisture in basement. What can we do for you? DAVID: Yes. What I’ve got is a daylight basement. It’s made out of Quad-Lock with a porch slab and getting a lot of moisture in on the – coming in from the outside. I Read the full article…

What to Do When You Have Water Penetrating Walls

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LESLIE: Steve in Maryland is on the line with a question about water penetrating walls. How can we help you? STEVE: My neighbor had a house built within the last year. She had solid-concrete foundation put in with her crawlspace. And I’ve got cinder-block walls on my foundation. And I’ve had a lot of – Read the full article…

What to Do When Tree Roots Cause Clogged Basement Drain

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LESLIE: Ruth Ann in Michigan is on the line and has a question about a clogged basement drain that I think its answer is going to be a lot of work. Ruth Ann, how can we help you? RUTH ANN: My house is about 75 years old. And city water and sewer – I had Read the full article…

Waterproofing Your Home Simple with the Right Steps

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LESLIE: Kelly in Illinois is on the line with an issue of waterproofing your home. Tell us what’s going on. KELLY: It’s very complicated. I’ll try to keep this as simple as I can but we, having had our house for 22 years, suddenly water was coming in through one of the basement window wells. Read the full article…