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How the Change of Seasons Affects Your Connecticut Basement

By Peggi / October 16, 2017

October… the weather is warm one minute and cold the next. It’s the changing of the seasons, and — in Connecticut — that change can be severe in just a matter of hours. So… how do the changing seasons affect your Connecticut basement? The change of seasons and the dropping temperatures can have an impact on your…

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Why is a Dry Basement so Important?

By Peggi / July 14, 2017

Whether your basement is a finished living area or just a place to hold all your “stuff,” it’s important to keep that area dry and safe. You know a wet basement can cause many problems, from the minor – like a soggy carpet – to the major, such as structural damage to support columns. Flooded…

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How Much Water in Your Basement is Too Much?

By Peggi / February 29, 2012

That was a trick question. The obvious answer is… any water in your basement is too much! But did you know that when it rains 1″ over an acre of land it produces approximately 27,150 gallons of water? And… although it varies based on whether it’s heavy snow or the light and fluffy stuff, a storm…

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Foundation Cracks Found in Connecticut

By Peggi / September 9, 2010

Homes – particularly homes built on Connecticut’s rocky terrain – are almost never built on level ground… and it’s a requirement that the ground is excavated to allow for the cement foundation. This means that the excavators need to either remove or add a whole lotta dirt to make room for your home’s foundation. How…

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Connecticut Dry Basements’ Foundation Crack Repair. Don’t “Do-It-Yourself.”

By Peggi / August 14, 2010

In spite of today’s improved materials and the way homes are built, it is still very common to have cracks in your foundation walls and floor. Foundation cracks can be caused by many things: Basement settling Soil expansion and contraction around your basement’s foundation Temperature changes Hydrostatic pressure and more A common place for a…

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Basement Hatchway Leaks in Connecticut Basement! Read All About It!

By Peggi / August 10, 2010

Let’s just face it… basement hatchways leak. And when they leak, water settles in the door frame and eventually find its way into your basement. Many basements have precast steps that are bolted to the existing foundation. This creates what’s called a cold joint. What’s a cold joint? It’s when two pieces of concrete are…

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Installing a Sump Pump in Your Connecticut Basement

By Peggi / July 15, 2010

I know what you thinking… you’re thinking about that ugly, dirt hole in your basement floor, aren’t you? What? Oh. You’re really thinking about that last piece of chocolate cake sitting on your kitchen counter. Well, stop thinking about cake! You have an ugly, dirt hole in your basement floor that’s causing your basement to…

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Three Types of Connecticut Homeowners But Many Types of Leaky Basements

By Peggi / June 28, 2010

I’ve found over the years that there are basically three types of homeowners in Connecticut. The first one has lived in his home for over 10 years and has never had water in his basement until now. The second ones have lived in his home for over 10 years and has had a wet basement…

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Don’t be afraid of Connecticut thunderstorms and don’t be afraid of your wet basement.

By Peggi / June 25, 2010

Here’s another story I seem to hear often from CT homeowners… they fear the summer and Connecticut’s thunderstorms. If your basement leaks every time it rains, you don’t have to dread Connecticut’s thunderstorms. Why would you let your wet basement cause you to dread Connecticut’s summer season… think baseball and cookouts… not thunderstorms and wet…

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Hey Connecticut! Don’t Let a Leaking, Damp, Moldy or Wet Basement Run Your Life

By Peggi / May 31, 2010

Do you know how many people tell me that they hate going down into their basements? At CT Dry Basements, we think that’s just crazy. Don’t let a leaking, damp, moldy or wet basement run your life. There’s no leak we can’t repair. Last week, we received a call from a really great couple in…

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