Moisture Linked to Insect Infestations

Waterproofing and foundation repair go hand in hand with pest control. Removing the water and sealing cracked foundations is the first line of defense for preventing pests in basements and crawlspaces. Advanced Energy’s 2005 crawlspace research study was the beginning of closed crawlspaces.  Their research helped people understand the importance of closing a vented crawlspace….

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Consumer Guide Publication Available

The Annual Consumer Guide publication is now available. It is a consumer-driven publication designed for contractors to distribute to their customers. In addition to short stories about the various disciplines within the association, the Consumer Guide is a BHA membership directory and list of certified contractors by state. The Guide also includes company profiles on…

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Two Pump Books Released

Pump Selection and Troubleshooting Field Guide, by American Water Works Association (AWWA),  is a handbook specially written to provide operators, engineers, and maintenance staff with a quick reference on selecting, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining all types of pumps. Pumps and Pump Systems, by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is a handbook is a valuable…

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Six BHA Members Earn Certification

Congratulations to BHA’s newest Certified Waterproofing Specialists! David Rantanen, Jamison Basement Waterproofing, Inc.; Doug Lynch, A-1 Basement Solutions; Paul Carter, Intermountain Foundation Repair, Inc.; David Simon, Basement Systems of Michigan; Steve Custus, Jamison Basement Waterproofing, Inc.; and James Kitchens. Carolina Loans The next opportunity to take the test is in Foxwood Connecticut at the Fall…

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How to Determine Condensation from Water Penetration on a Wall

There is a very simple test to determine whether or not the wetness on a wall is from external water penetration through the wall or from condensation depositing moisture on the wall.  If you encounter a situation where you need to determine what caused a wall to be wet you can follow the below steps:…

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Understanding Condensation

Understanding Condensation bad credit loans 5000online payday loans no fax instant approvalWWW.WHOLEFAMILYLAW.COM/JS/W/best cash advance loans Water in the basement in any form can lead to problems. This brings up the concern of condensation. What exactly is condensation? Condensation is the conversion of water from its gaseous state into its liquid state. There is always some…

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BHA Speakers to Address Radon Pros

Three BHA directors have been asked to speak at the AARST 2013 Symposium in Springfield, Ill. on September 24, 2013. This is a great opportunity for the Basement Health Association to fulfill the mission of the association to educate the public and the industries that effect the basement environment. 
The three speakers are Dan Jaggers…

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17 Waterproofing Companies Awarded BHA’s STAR Award

BHA Awarded 17 companies the STAR Award for 2013.  These companies received at least 20 consumer reports with an average score of 3.5 or higher for quality of work, responsiveness, professionalism, and punctuality. A. M. Shield Waterproofing Corporation ACM Basement Waterproofing Advanced Basement Solutions All Dry, Inc. AquaGuard Waterproofing Corporation Basement Cracks & Leaks Metro…

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New Radon Standards Lower Risk in New and Existing Multi-Family Housing

New Radon Standards lower risk in new and existing Multi-family Housing There are three new requirements and standards for radon testing and mitigation in regards to multi-family housing and apartment buildings. Radon Requirements for Multifamily Housing Mortgages The first concerns mortgage applications. HUD is now requiring a radon report for all multifamily insured mortgage applications….

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