Category: Basement

5 Questions to Ask a Victoria Basement Waterproofing Contractor

Hiring a waterproofing contractor in Victoria BC can be difficult. Here are 5 questions you can ask them to ensure you’re making a sound decision. #1 May I see your license and insurance certificate As with anyone you allow into your home to do work, always ask to see their info. If they don’t have insurance, you’re liable for injuries. A license, although it doesn’t ensure they’ll do a great job, is a factor to making sure they are accredited. #2 How much experience do you have waterproofing in Victoria BC? And yes, get specific about the location! We have

How to Detect a Basement Water Leak

For many Victoria BC homeowners, a home with a basement is a bonus that provides versatile added square footage. Some envision a home workshop, a playroom, guest bedroom, “man cave” or simply extra storage. Nothing can spoil your enjoyment of this space like stepping onto a squishy carpet one day or noticing a puddle forming at the foot of the stairs. Finding a leak in an unfinished basement is much easier than in your finished basement, where it could be hidden behind drywall or resilient flooring. Finding a leak in a finished basement The spot where you discovered water accumulation

Mike Holmes: How to Keep Your Basements Dry

Mike Holmes (From HGTV’s “Holmes on Homes”) explains why your basement is a critical part in your homes overall health. He explains the steps, and measures you can take if you suspect that your homes basement may have symptoms of excessive moisture buildup. Re-printed with Permission from Mike Holmes. Download large version for easy reading.