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 friend...

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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 direc...

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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 a...

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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 o...

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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. Water,...

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Last year, the Mid-Atlantic region was pelted with snow. In fact nearly double the amount of snow fell compared to earlier years. An increase in snow means a decrease in temperature, which is awful for your home’s basement. Hairline cracks inside and outside your home, aren’t very little at a...

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Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing has partnered with Truckin 4 Troops and Home Depot to assist Jeremy, a wounded warrior. Our company performed the basement waterproofing on Jeremy's home to ensure that his investment is safe and dry. It's the least Mid-Atlantic could do to show our appr...

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The type of sump pump you use in your basement matters. Under normal conditions, a small puddle-pumper or a one-third horsepower pump will keep up with your water problem. When do you need your pump to work most? You need it most during heavy and extended storms. You sump pump must have the c...

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There are many ways to protect a home against water damage. Depending on the severity of your home's water problem, one safety measure may involve a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is just what it sounds like. It is a sheet of material which is put over the insulation inside your homes wall. W...

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Fun fact! The term came from a book! The book was "Farm Drainage: The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with Stones, Wood, Plows, and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles; Including Tables of Rain-Fall, Evaporation, Filtration, Excavation, Capacity of Pipes; Cost and Numb...

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