Author: BHA Staff

No Vacancy: Preventing Basement Bugs and Rodents

There are two reasons that sealing your foundation prevents basement bugs and rodents. One obvious reason is that when there are no open vents, foundation cracks or exposed dirt, there is no entrance for insects and rodents to get into your basement and crawlspace. Open vents and cracks are an easy way for insects and…

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Las Vegas Annual Meeting Info

Join us in Las Vegas for our upcoming Basement Health Association Annual Meeting at the World of Concrete. Sign up today to connect with industry professionals and gain invaluable insights! Register here: https://basementhealth.org/page/2014-annual-meeting-seminars-las-vegas-sign-up Location: Dates: January 20-23, 2014 Welcome Reception Monday Jan 20th 6-9PM  Bally’s Suite Certification Testing – Monday Jan 20 1-4PM Hotel Reservation…

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Crawford to Speak at World of Concrete

Bill Crawford, current Basement Health Association President and owner of Rainmaker Internet Marketing, is going to speak at the 2014 World of Concrete.  Crawford will provide a presentation for the educational seminars during the show.  The Basement Health Association is a co-sponsor at the World of Concrete event.  Use the Code A-15 when you register…

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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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