Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133431)
 Advice (161165)
 Affiliate Programs (34757)
 Art and Culture (73747)
 Automotive (145659)
 Blogs (75211)
 Boating (9844)
 Books (17221)
 Buddhism (4128)
 Business (1329007)
 Business News (426379)
 Business Opportunities (366351)
 Camping (10967)
 Career (72751)
 Christianity (15848)
 Collecting (11638)
 Communication (115068)
 Computers (241942)
 Construction (38919)
 Consumer (49685)
 Cooking (17067)
 Copywriting (6649)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7543)
 Current Affairs (20419)
 Dating (45889)
 EBooks (19696)
 E-Commerce (48224)
 Education (185300)
 Electronics (83506)
 Email (6407)
 Entertainment (159837)
 Environment (28927)
 Ezine (3039)
 Ezine Publishing (5451)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110929)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196424)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11846)
 Feng Shui (131)
 Finance & Investment (310446)
 Fitness (106332)
 Food & Beverages (62916)
 Free Web Resources (7940)
 Gambling (30223)
 Gardening (25148)
 Government (10532)
 Health (629684)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44055)
 Home Business (91582)
 Home Improvement (251109)
 Home Repair (46177)
 Humor (4832)
 Import - Export (5453)
 Insurance (45105)
 Interior Design (29585)
 International Property (3485)
 Internet (191004)
 Internet Marketing (146475)
 Investment (22848)
 Islam (1167)
 Judaism (1356)
 Law (80455)
 Link Popularity (4595)
 Manufacturing (20855)
 Marketing (98993)
 MLM (14136)
 Motivation (18221)
 Music (27012)
 New to the Internet (9496)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129631)
 Organizing (7804)
 Party Ideas (11852)
 Pets (38069)
 Poetry (2234)
 Press Release (12683)
 Public Speaking (5635)
 Publishing (7527)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126636)
 Recreation & Leisure (95395)
 Relationships (87678)
 Research (16169)
 Sales (80337)
 Science & Technology (110257)
 Search Engines (23487)
 Self Improvement (153224)
 Seniors (6236)
 Sexuality (35949)
 Small Business (49283)
 Software (83015)
 Spiritual (23475)
 Sports (116078)
 Tax (7659)
 Telecommuting (34067)
 Travel & Tourism (307856)
 UK Property Investment (3121)
 Video Games (13428)
 Web Traffic (11747)
 Website Design (56838)
 Website Promotion (36595)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35790)
Author Spotlight
DANICA EVANS

Danica Evans is an experienced author and online content writer. She has done her major in psycholog...more
PUSHPA SRIVASTAVA

Pushpa Srivastava is an SEO strategist that helps online business owners figure out how to grow thei...more
ELLISEN WANG

I'm Ellisen, nice to meet you! Obviously you're here because you want to know who I am. Wel...more
CACEY TAYLOR

Im just a man who likes to be happy and see others happy. Im into home business, sports, family, and...more
OLEG KOBETS

Oleg has been providing SEO, Copywriting and Content Management services for 10+ years. For the last...more


Means to Protect Basement from Water Damage by Theresa Flores





Article Author Biography
Means to Protect Basement from Water Damage by
Article Posted: 04/02/2012
Article Views: 56
Articles Written: 1738
Word Count: 781
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Means to Protect Basement from Water Damage


 
Home Improvement,Health,Family & Parenting
There are several ways to seal your basement against water damage. Since there might be several factors influencing recurrent flooding, it is best to take a multi-faceted approach to ensure that you protect your home's foundation against further damage. Following these procedures will keep your basement dry and your floor water-free.

Stopping Leaks

Seepage is a problem for many older homes, and can happen through both the floor and walls. Doing the job right and being thorough will guarantee that you don't have to go back again. There are many factors that can cause seepage: it could be that the house has settled, putting stress on the foundation, or that water pressure outside is building up and forcing water through the walls. Whatever the reasons, these leaks can easily be fixed.

First check for holes or cracks in the floor and walls. If there are none, you can go ahead and directly apply the waterproofing compound (steps below). Usually, however, you will find holes; if this is the case, you must first clean and patch these areas before applying the compound. Purchase or mix up a mortar made from epoxy or latex cement. The best ratio is one part cement, two parts fine sand, and just enough water for a stiff mortar you can apply directly. If you are dealing with simple seepage through any existing cracks, you can force the mortar into the wall using your trowel or putty knife and let dry. However, if you suspect outside water pressure is causing seepage, you must chip out a dovetail groove surrounding the entire length of the crack before mending. The correct way to do this is to make a hole around the crack that is larger inside than the mouth. Do not make a triangle-shaped incision; this will only be forced out in a matter of time. Making the dovetail groove correctly will save you more time in the long run. Once you have chipped out the faulty area you can then fill the dovetail hole with the same mortar mix. Make sure to press it into all parts of the hole to ensure no air bubbles and then smooth out with your trowel.

Sealing Cracks and Holes

Sometimes you need to give the water outside the walls a way to release pressure without damaging your basement. In cases like this, a weep pipe can help. Either temporarily or permanently installed, this device allows the water to drain into a sewer, sometimes facilitated with a sump pump. Start by inserting the weep pipe at the pressure point where the wall and floor meet. Patch the crack using your mortar, starting at the top and working down. Once this is dry, watch the water. If the draining slows, you can probably remove the pipe and patch the hole. If it doesn't, it's better to leave the pipe in for a little while longer, letting it drain into the sewer using a hose. Once the water pressure issue has resolved, it's time to plug the hole. To do this, you must create a tamp out of cement: roll the mixture into a cone shape using your hands. It must be a tad larger than the hole itself. Then use a mallet to tamp it into position. Keep your hands over it for three to five minutes while it sets to ensure an adequate seal against the water.

Waterproofing Your Repairs

Once you've gone over your basement to patch and repair existing holes and cracks, it's time for the final waterproof layer. Moisten the walls with your hose so that they are damp but not dripping. Keep in mind before waterproofing that most mixtures won't adhere to painted surfaces; if your basement is finished in this way, you first need to sand all existing paint off. You can use a pre-made mix for waterproofing or make your own from plain cement and water, mixing it to the consistency of cream. Using a stiff brush and circular movements, take care to fill every pore in the wall thoroughly. Start at the bottom where pressure is greatest and slowly work your way up and around. You only want to apply the mix where there are problem areas, and gradually thin mix out at the edge. Once this is done and the coating dry, soak it using a hose, and leave it to dry for at least 12 hours. After this, wet again and re-apply another coat of the mixture while walls are still damp; two coats is the recommended amount to help stop any future leaks from happening.

For more information of this topic, check the link below:

flood west auckland

Related Articles - flood, water damage, floods, flooded, flood auckland,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through The...more
HELEN STEPHENS

I love to research products and write reviews only high-quality useful products. ...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
JASON NG

Jason Ng has a huge passion for the health and fitness industry as he strongly believes that having ...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
CECILIA KAELIN

Cecilia is a professional Editor-writer (30+ years) and works on a worldwide scale. She has a profes...more
DAMIAN POWELL

Demonstrated exceptional leadership in the government and private sector at an executive level. Skil...more
PAUL RICE

hello everyone l been on the net since 2000 and enjoy my work l work as an affiliate and also have w...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2020, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license