Categories for Basements

The 8 Most Common Reasons for Leaky Basements in the Winter

November 18, 2022

When you speak with our professionals at Langenfeld Masonry & Concrete, we will always help you with any and all questions that you have about your basement and why it is suffering from certain types of ailments. Our professionals answer all of the questions that you may have, and also provide the solutions that you need to keep your roof safe no matter what you are facing.  Do Basements Leak in Winter?  There is a multitude of reasons why a basement might leak in winter. You are not alone if you have asked yourself: "why does my basement leak in... View Article

Why Does My Basement Get Wet in the Summer?

June 4, 2022

It’s very common for basements to get damp and wet during the summer. Wet basements develop a musty smell and can lead to a host of other problems. Read on to learn about the causes of wet basements and what you can do to control humidity in your basement.  What Causes My Basement To Get Humid in the Summer? How Do I Prevent My Basement From Getting Wet in the Summer? Humidity in the basement is expected, so don’t panic. It gets wet because it is lower to the ground, and water can easily seep through and build up. Also, older windows... View Article

How To Prepare Your Basement for Spring

May 18, 2022

During the spring and summer months, many people will enjoy the warmer weather and the ability to spend more of their time outside. While there is a lot to love about this time of the year, it can also bring rain and potential flooding in many parts of the country. Your basement is one part of your home that is most likely to be affected by heavy rain. Fortunately, there are tips that you can follow that can help you prepare your basement for spring to help keep this part of your home dry.  Do I Need to Prepare my... View Article

Can Winter Weather Affect Your Basement?

October 21, 2021

Your home is the best place to be once the temperatures plummet. Who doesn’t want to cuddle up on the couch with a hot beverage during the winter months? But that same cold weather can cause winter basement damage and even affect your home’s structural integrity. Frost, ice and cracks can also result in winter foundation damage. Read on to find out how the cold weather affects homes and how you can spare your home from damage. Water seepage If you have frozen ground and snow surrounding your home, it’s going to melt whenever the weather warms up—or even from... View Article

The Costs of Building a Basement

July 12, 2019

A basement provides a lot of extra space and value, both of which you’re going to want to consider whenever you’re building a new home. However, you also need to think about the costs of adding a basement to your home design, especially if there are challenging issues associated with the terrain in your area. Most people find basements to be well worth the investment they put in, but it’s still important to consider the factors that influence the cost. Here’s some information from a concrete contractor in Racine, WI. Type of basement Do you want a true basement, or... View Article

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