Technical Papers

Technical Papers

If water tends to pool around your homes foundation this is causing excess stress on your crawlspace or basement. We want to ensure that the water is taken a safe distance away from your home, and a great place to start this, is to have proper downspout drainage installed.
Friday, August 27th, 2021
Beaverton Homeowners discovered their exterior doorway had a heavy water flow leaking into their partially finished Basement. The standing water was a risk to their home, to their air quality, and the items they had in the basement.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
As with any major investment, it is important to protect and maintain so it can continue to work throughout the years. To keep your new waterproofing system working to the best of its ability, we recommend an annual service visit.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Are you looking to finish your basement this year? Here are a few things you need to consider before finishing your space.
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Every year people are advised to get a flu shot. We prepare and we suffer through "flu season". Stuffy head, upset stomach, fever and just general ick. Sound familiar? These cold and flu symptoms are also side effects of mold sensitivity. Here is a list of common indoor air pollutants and how to handle them.
Friday, January 12th, 2018
Home is supposed to be our safe zone, a place where we can let down our guard and feel good. But if the air you breath while at home isn't clean, it can cause damage. We want you to reclaim your clean air!
Friday, December 22nd, 2017
While it may seem appealing to go with the cheapest sump pump options, we highly recommend using a professional so your home can be cared for.
Friday, December 22nd, 2017
We get calls nearly every day asking if we will replace fiberglass insulation under someone's home. Our answer is always no, but, we have a better solution that will last longer and withstand the test of time.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
Water is a force to be reckoned with, and if no waterproofing system is in place, then it will find a way through a foundations walls. Here at John's Waterproofing we can waterproof your basement from the inside and keep your home dry and healthy.
Friday, November 17th, 2017
Once winter hits people start filling sandbags, cleaning gutters and doing what they can to get their homes flood ready. Rather than start preparing when the panic hits, why not have your home equipped for floods year around? John's Waterproofing can help protect your home from flooding and high water emergencies.
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
If water is an issue under your home, then any exposed wood is at risk of rot. If water permeates into the wood and has caused problems this damages the homes structural integrity. The SmartJack is made to stop this problem in its tracks and help your home stay level and healthy.
Monday, November 13th, 2017
When humidity levels reach fiftyfive percent, an environment becomes a great breeding ground for mold growth, rot, foul odors and lead to poor air quality. The SaniDry Sedona offers an efficient, high-performance dehumidifier, without a bulky heat exchange core, making it a great fit for a crawlspace.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
In life we often face situations and have to make the choice, do we fix this, or just accept it as the new 'normal'. A damp crawlspace or basement is of these things that we need to make that choice on. However, oftentimes if we just accept it, that means a larger problem begins to brew and can damage your home and air quality.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
If a person doesn't regularly check their crawlspace, they may just peek during the warmer seasons and make the comment that "I don't have water in my crawlspace, it is just dirty and I want to clean it up." However, even if water cannot be physically seen, this doesn't mean that water hasn't been wreaking havoc throughout the year and there are signs to look for to know what a water issue has occurred.
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
When waterproofing a crawlspace, we highly recommend the use of a Cleanspace Vapor Barrier over the other options. Here we dive into the CleanSpace product and how it can inhibit the growth of microorganisms and best protect your home.
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Iron bacteria is common all over the United States and poses a challenge to the waterproofing system. Fortunately, our team is up for the challenge.
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
In the Pacific Northwest we are used to some rain, however in the event of a flash flood there are some things we can do beforehand that will help us get through it as best we can. Better the be prepared!
Monday, December 7th, 2015
Even the most experienced crew can have hiccups on a jobsite. That is why our crews will be sure to check their own work as they go. Should any issues be present, we want to take care of it and fix it before we leave.
Thursday, September 17th, 2015
There are several cheap fixes or patches, and those willing to cut a deal, but you may just end up costing yourself more in the long run. To find the best solution to any problem you need to weigh the quality of the product to the price as well as its longevity.
Monday, August 11th, 2014
Water issues are big red flags for inspectors. Don't let water issues stop your sale, have an expert evaluate your crawlspace or basement to help things move along at a quick and steady pace.
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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