Monthly Archives: October 2015

4 Stages of a Water Problem

What stage is your foundation at?

Stage 1 (no visible water yet)

  • Mould, mildew, musty odour
  • Dampness
  • Discolouration on wall coverings
  • Rust on appliances
  • Occupant/s experiencing allergies

Stage 2 (no visible water yet)

  • White powder on walls (efflorescence)
  • Consistently damp
  • Hairline cracks on wall/floor/s
  • Severe wall/floor discolouration
  • Basement odour increasing

Stage 3

  • Seepage during moderate rains
  • Flooding during heavy rains
  • enlargement of wall/floor cracks
  • Bottom of wall deterioration
  • Basement smells bad

Stage 4

  • Mud & silt intrusion
  • Corners of basement are cracking
  • Floor undermining
  • Walls buckling
  • Structural damage

Stage 5

  • House on the move!

 

Can you afford to wait for the final stages of devastation?

Protect your home and your families health

call us today for a resolution

 

 

Rainfall Facts

Did you know….

1. 1″ of rain on 1 acre of land is equivalent to 27,658 gallons of water.

  • the 27,658 gallons of water are distributed downgrade as surface runoff and seeps through the ground topsoil to underground capillary vents.

2. 1″ of rain on 1/4 acre of land is equivalent to 6914.5 gallons of water.

3. 1″ of rain on a 9×12′ patio is equivalent to 68.6 gallons of water.

4. 1″ of rain on a 36×24′ roof with a 25% pitch is equivalent to 685.9 gallons of water. If the water is evenly distributed to all 4 downspouts, it would be 171.5 gallons of water per downspout.

5. 1″ of rain on a 3×2′ exterior window well is equivalent to 3.8 gallons of water.

6. 1″ of rain on a 3×9′ exterior stairwell is equivalent to 17.4 gallons of water.

 

That’s a lot of water

and our system will handle it!