FAQ

FAQ for Customers

Do you have some questions for us? You’re not alone!

Although you can select many different types of yard drains, a French Drain often proves the most efficient each time. These unique systems utilize several different methods that allow water to disperse quickly, keeping your property safer from moisture problems.

We recommend installing a new French drain when your building shows signs of weakened walls or foundation concerns like cracks. While you can attribute these problems to many different sources, most likely it stems from high moisture levels causing trouble.

Sump pumps remain the first line of defense for your basement when flooding seems to stay a constant maintenance concern. Without a fully functioning sump pump unit, it only leaves your cellars vulnerable to severe rain and yard flooding problems.

When moisture makes its way into your basement, you must have something in place to start pumping it back out. If your home currently doesn’t have a sump pump at its lowest point, you need our service team right away.

Sump pump units typically get offered in either pedestal models or submersible systems, and both have their advantages and cons. Pumps that sit in below-grade pits kick on the moment they take on water, giving you worry-free maintenance every day.

On the other hand, a pedestal unit comes in at a cheaper price tag, and they tend to last longer. However, they may not prove as reliable as a submersible system does, making your consideration a challenging one to select.

An opened basement doesn’t only look dingy, but it likely leaves your home exposed to high moisture levels and mold. As the lowest point in your home, air travels up inside your living areas with any contaminants picked up also.

Finishing a basement the correct way will keep more humidity, mold, and dust from impacting your health and your building. When you need enhanced daily protection from more interior air pollutants, choose our basement finishing contractors for your best results.

In general, a crawl space remains a straightforward way for utility services and contractors to access key items like electrical. However, when it stays exposed to the cool, damp surrounding soil, they often begin causing concerns like mold and mildew.

While a crawl space typically stays relatively safe, it helps to add vapor barriers and wall sealants to protect them. Otherwise, your most neglected maintenance items can quickly develop into problems for foundations, walls, ceilings, and other vital structural considerations.

Whereas many houses in the community use either finished basements or ones left unfinished, a third option does also exist. Partially finished rooms, while not as exposed to the elements, still don’t provide a completely habitable living area for use.

Partially finished basements often house your utility items like water heaters, while still offering a useable workspace or storage place. Unfortunately, these styles of rooms always stay exposed to moisture and mold, making them more unsafe than fully finished ones.

No wall within your home should look bowed, uneven, or otherwise not straight up and down, which always shows problems. The most likely culprit often proves shifted surrounding soil or moisture-related sagging, both of which need to get addressed now.

While you could attempt to have support fixtures put into place, chances are it’s already too late for simple corrections. You need an experienced basement contractor team to relieve more pressure and stress and keep your home safer from concerns.

Some options you can find with PGH Basement Waterproofing remain close enough to general construction that nearly any contractors offer. However, when you get into the basement and crawl space-specific service items, you’ll be glad you hired our service contractors.

We pull all the necessary permits before work begins, and we don’t stop until we know your home remains safe. From safety inspections to superior basement improvement projects, we always achieve your best results at lower costs for any call.

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