Technical Papers

Technical Papers

Diving into the Product: Cellulose Insulation
We offer attic insulation with only top of the line products, including Cellulose insulation. In this article we dive into what puts this product above all else.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
Diving into the Product: Zoeller Sump Pumps
When water is present, we generally quote people to have a sump pump installed. A sump pump will divert collected water safely out and away from the home. To keep water moving away, we only offer the best in its class; Zoeller sump pumps.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022
Diving into the Product: TripleSafe Sump Pump
A huge piece of waterproofing is finding a way to collect the water and push it safely away from a foundation. For a crawlspace and basement, this is the job of a sump pump.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2022
The Importance of Insulating your Attic
Properly insulating and air sealing your attic will save you money. If your attic lacks sufficient insulation and isn't air sealed, your heating and cooling systems will be unnecessarily taxed and this means higher utility bills.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
Diving into the Product: DryTrak - Two-Stage Basement Waterproofing Solution
While WaterGuard is our preferred method of waterproofing a basement, many older homes had their foundations poured with no footing. In these cases we offer the product; DryTrak, a two-stage waterproofing system to keep the basement dry without the risk of structural foundation issues.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
Why Basement Waterproofing is Necessary Before Finishing
When looking to finish a basement, we highly recommend waterproofing beforehand. For even is a leak isn't present at the time of construction, foundations settle, and topography changes which can lead to a costly and intensive restoration.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
Diving into the Product: Closed-Cell Foam Insulation
No comparison between traditional open-cell spray foam insulation and modern closed-cell spray foam insulation.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
Diving into the Product: The Turtl
When a crawlspace entrance is located on the exterior of the home, then it needs to be able to stand up to the weather throughout the years. One product we really enjoy using for this is the Turtl.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
Diving into the Product: Time Machine
Having access to the previous years sump pump activity we are better able to review and maintain your system. We recommend a service visit once a year to keep your home working at full efficiency.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022
Diving into the Product: Mold X2
There are over 100,000 types of mold and most are toxic. However, there are 3 types of mold that are commonly found here in the Pacific Northwest, and they have varying levels of toxicity.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Hydrostatic Pressure and A Leaking Basement
In this article we discuss the number one reason we see leaking occurring in a basement; hydrostatic pressure.
Thursday, June 16th, 2022
The Stack Effect and Your Home
Homeowners should be able to view their home as a safe space, however if your homes air quality is bad, then the home could lead to issues with asthma, allergies, and other various healthy issues. We are proud to work with homeowners in the PNW to provide healthy and fresh air from the foundation up.
Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Diving into the Product: Aspen
To create healthy air in homes across the PNW, we have added the Aspen air purification system. This new high-performance product is proven to clean the air better than any other air purifier.
Monday, April 18th, 2022
Diving into the Product: WaterGuard Drainage System
Our most popular drainage system, WaterGuard is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications.
Monday, January 10th, 2022
The Benefits of Encapsulation for your Foundation Posts
For different reasons, homeowners may opt to do a simple vapor barrier, but a full encapsulation offers many benefits, including separating your wooden piers from their footings, ensuring they stay dry and healthy through the years.
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Diving into the Product: BrightWall Basement Wall Covering
While our Drainage systems will move water safely away from your home, getting water directed down the wall without adding moisture or creating issues needs to be addressed as well. This is where our BrightWall paneling comes in, giving a clean appearance that will keep the water issues away.
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Weeping Walls; What it is and how to Spot it Year Round
Weeping water is common with porous foundation materials, and can bring a lot of water issues into a basement or crawlspace, and will get worse as time marches on.
Friday, November 19th, 2021
Proper Yard Drainage to Protect your Homes Foundation
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
The Importance of Waterproofing an Exterior Basement Doorway
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
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