You Want to Waterproof My Basement? Really?

Written by Jack Overton

Ten steps to a dry basement:

Note that Number 1 is atrepparttar bottom!

2. Try going downrepparttar 138908 ten steps into someone else’s basement where they tookrepparttar 138909 time and trouble to find out whatrepparttar 138910 causes and practical guaranteed remedies were.

3. Determine as precisely as possiblerepparttar 138911 major point of entry ofrepparttar 138912 seepage.

4. Examinerepparttar 138913 exterior area for sources of water such as loose soil, reverse grading towardrepparttar 138914 house instead of away from it, drainage from downspouts or higher ground areas, plumbing or pipes- especially if they were installed afterrepparttar 138915 original construction ofrepparttar 138916 house, run-off from roofs and gutters.

5. If any of these conditions arerepparttar 138917 suspects, and you undertake fixingrepparttar 138918 situation, monitorrepparttar 138919 basement inrepparttar 138920 usually wet areas to see if there has been any diminishing effect.

6. If so, try more ofrepparttar 138921 same.

7. Assumingrepparttar 138922 wet problems are what are normally called ‘high water table’ or hydrostatic pressure, look into installation of a ‘pressure relief system’ or interior French drains.

Choosing the Right Wallpaper

Written by Ryan Fyfe

There is literally thousands of different colors, different patterns even different types of wallpaper. How do you know which color, or which pattern will suit it’s surroundingsrepparttar best? Read on, and you will have a good idea!

Color / Pattern - This forrepparttar 138581 most part is a personal chose; However there are simple things you can do to choose a color/pattern that will actually work. If you likerepparttar 138582 hot pink wallpaper andrepparttar 138583 rest of your house is done in marble I would recommend shying away from your personal preference and going with something that is going to last and add value to your home not take away from it. There are several guides that can help you pick colors that match it’s surroundings and that fit in. A simple rule is choose like color’s and tones. For example if your thinking green, andrepparttar 138584 opposite wall is maroon. Choose a green that isrepparttar 138585 same tone asrepparttar 138586 maroon. Don’t pick like glossy shiny green, whenrepparttar 138587 maroon is a dull light shade.

Types - Several different types of wallpaper exist, and a lot of this choice is going to depend on

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