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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing

Discover why Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing has a reputation for excellence!

 

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New Year, New Basement!

How will you resolve your basement issue in 2017?

Who says that a New Year resolution is solely restricted to your own personal wealth, health and well-being? Why not make 2017 the year to focus on making your home more functional, organized and making the most of all the space you have inside your house? 

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Don’t Forget to Winterize Your Basement

Winterizing your basement and foundation could help you save a lot of trouble, heartache, time and money!

 

As the calendar turns to mid-November and the stores stock their shelves for the winter and holiday season, it is easy to remember your winter checklist:

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Candy Corn Community!

Did you see the guess how many candy corn contest at a fall festival or home show event during the month of October?  We have seven lucky winners!

During the month of October, Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing event staff was busy attending some of the most popular fall events in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.  The event team was so fortunate to be able to take advantage of the seasonably warm October and get to know some of our loyal customers better and the amazing residents in our community.

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Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing: A Greener Company

Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing has taken steps in the past few years to ensure we do our part for the environment.

What makes us green, you ask?

First, our products are registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This means that the government has certified our products as safe for the environment. Also, our sump pumps use less electricity than your typical submersible pumps.

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Maryland Flooding Takes Out Town

Ellicott City, Maryland saw catastrophic flash flooding during last week's storm.

Governor Hogan issued a state of emergency in Howard County last week as flash floods ravaged towns like Ellicott City. Known for its historic atmosphere and quaint shops, Ellicott City is a hub for families and friends to spend the weekend. 

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Summer Droughts and Thunderstorms

The biggest problem with heavy summer thunderstorms is that they can follow a very dry time. During dry seasons, moisture content in the soil evaporates and the soil pulls away from a home’s foundation.

When the soil contracts from your home it creates a trench or micro-gaps which allow direct access to your foundation from these heavy rains. During frequent and extended rains, the soil re-absorbs the water and begins to expand. This begins from the bottom up, forcing pressure upwards from underneath your home’s foundation. The expansion will also create tremendous pressure on your foundation walls, creating new cracks and paths of least resistance for water to enter your home. This is a vicious, never ending cycle.

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Hurricane Season Approaches

Hurricane season begins on June 1. Are you ready?

2016 is no exception to any other year. With La Nina coming through, that Atlantic hurricane season could be more active than normal. Forecasters are saying that after 3 'slow' years, hurricanes are more likely.

On average, the Atlantic sees approximately 11 tropical storms, 6 hurricanes and two major hurricanes during any given season. Don't expect the rain to let up until November! If our previous years' rain give us any indication, we should be prepared. That includes your home.

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A Simple Guide to Sump Pumps

Sump pumps are a great way to make sure basement is waterproof. Here are a few things to consider when buying one and how they work.

A sump pump is a great investment. It is able to move a lot of water away from your home in a short amount of time. It works by collecting water in the ground outside your home and pumping it somewhere else. Water that gathers underground is captured with a pipe that extends underneath your homes foundation or a sump basin with holes in the side to allow water in. A pump activates when the water level in the basin reaches a certain height. When a nasty storm rolls in, the water-table level rises.

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What’s a vapor barrier?

There are many ways to protect a home against water damage. Your first safety measure may involve a vapor barrier.

A vapor barrier is just what it sounds like. It is a sheet of material, usually plastic or metal foil, which is put over the insulation inside your homes wall.

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