What To Look For When Hiring A Basement Waterproofing Company.

stock-photo-9454196-mold-growing-in-basement-bathroomWhat To Look For When Hiring A Basement Waterproofing Company.

1. Check the Better Business Bureau to see if the company you are looking to hire is accredited. If the company has complains make sure they are taking care of, or the company is looking into them.

2. Ask for a recommendation from neighbors and family members, for a good, trusted company. You will be surprised how a good or bad company’s reputation travels, and the information you get is invaluable.

3. You must get 2 to three quotes from companies you want to do business with.  You get an idea of what they are telling you and can compare their prices and practices.

4. Do your own research. There are a lot of places -this included- with lots of information that can be invaluable to you and your purse.

How High to Drill Weep Holes or Bleeder Holes in a French Drain?

Here in Central New Jersey many homes have basements with foundations constructed of Concrete Masonry Units (CMU)s. CMUs are also called Cinder blocks or just Concrete Blocks. When installing a French Drain in a  house with hollow block masonry walls, weep holes are drilled into the lowest course of block, allowing the drainage to occur. A drain tile or French Drain system will capture the water entering the block system and drain the water into a pit where a sump pump will discharge it from the building. An interior French drain is much less likely to clog than an exterior, partially due to the fact that it is not sitting underneath several feet of soil.

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