Category: Waterproofing

Sump Pump Fact

Sump Pump Fact

Part #4: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover For internal water management systems to function correctly, especially in crawlspaces, typically a large amount of water must build up in the pipe before flow to the sump pump occurs (if there is a sump pump in the system). This means that sometimes the water never […]

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You Might Have Prevented Foundation Failure

You Might Have Prevented Foundation Failure

Part #3: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover Continuing our examination of internal drainage systems, one must understand that concrete block is porous. To a lesser extent, so is concrete. Internal drainage systems do not prevent the water from continuing to flow against the exterior wall. Thus, continued damage of the block and concrete […]

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The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance

Part #2: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover INTERNAL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS do not aid in prevention of the excess water entering the home; exactly the opposite occurs. These systems invite the water to flow under the footing. Foundation or wall failure will likely occur in the direct vicinity of the drains, as water will […]

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Water in Your Home or Crawlspace?

Water in Your Home or Crawlspace?

Part #1: Home Water Problem Series By: Steve Schoonover There are systems that manage the water in your home once it has entered into a crawlspace or basement. DON’T BE FOOLED! These systems should not be considered a waterproofing option. They are a WATER MANAGEMENT system. Generally, the system will have a series of french […]

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Air Quality Challenges

Air Quality Challenges

Superior Structural Solutions (S3 Structural) strives to create quality work for all of its clients. With the changing seasons, and increased precipitation in the fall months, air quality in the home becomes more prevalent. In fact, between allergy season, muggy crawl spaces, and wet basements, the air quality in your home may be suffering. S3 […]

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How do I Fix Standing Water in my Yard?

How do I Fix Standing Water in my Yard?

Have you ever had a rain storm that left standing water in your yard? Maybe it began to pool around your home’s foundation? If water pools around your home or stays close to your home, it can cause major damage to your foundation. It can also ruin your lawn! If you deal with standing water […]

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