Keeping Our Basement Dry

September 12, 2010

Water can do some nasty damage to your house and I’m not just talking about rivers and creeks overflowing their banks and invading your home.  During our process of buying a new house and selling our old house we saw the results of what water can do to a home if not properly managed.

I’ve spent the weekend working on a few things that will help keep our basement dry, I’ll write about them more in depth later this week.  Fall isn’t usually the time when people have a problem with wet basements, the spring rains are typically when the problems arise.  I’m trying to prepare this fall so that next spring we won’t run into problems.  While I’m working on that, here are some personal finance articles you can check out.


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10 Responses to Keeping Our Basement Dry

  • Jesse

    Thanks for the mention! I hope my mistakes can help others. 🙂

  • Ben

    Yikes! Sounds like most people have fought with invading water at one point or another. Here are some of the things I’ve learned about basement waterproofing over the last few weeks.

  • MD

    Keep that basement dry! Thanks for the link.

  • Kevin@OutOfYourRut

    Thanks for the mention!

    I know what you mean about water in the basement. My wife and I had a house early on where water was sitting inside the concrete blocks and slowly seeping into the basement. When we drilled a hole in one block, it flowed in like a garden hose!

    The problem was resolved by building up the grading in the area of the foundation so that the water would flow away from the house. Who would have thought we had water IN the concrete blocks???

  • Jaime @ Eventual Millionaire

    I feel your pain! I know what it’s like, and it consumes a ton of time.
    And thanks for including my link too.


  • Kevin@InvestItWisely

    Yep, mother nature is a powerful force and we aren’t always successful at keeping her at bay…

    Thanks for mentioning my article 🙂

  • Arohan

    Good luck. I had basement leak about a year ago and while fixing the sump pump was easy enough, drying out and cleaning the mess was a big pain.

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Amanda L Grossman

    Hello Money Smart Life!

    Thanks for the mention.

  • Forest

    Water is a real pain :(…. US humans have spent all our civilised lives trying to keep it out and it always wins in the long term!

    Thanks for including my article in the roundup…. Much appreciated.


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