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The Building Construction Process Explained

If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.


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Why Does Your Basement Floor Have Water All Over It?

by Edwin Johnston

If you keep your furnace or laundry equipment in your basement, the last thing you need is for your basement to become wet or damp. But if you do find puddles and other signs of water inside your basement, it could be due to your plumbing. You could have a broken plumbing pipe in your walls or flooring. Learn how a broken plumbing line can make your basement wet below.

How Can a Plumbing Line Break in Your Basement?

Foundation leaks aren't the only reasons basements become wet or damp. Plumbing lines can also break and leak water into a basement. Leaks occur in basements for many reasons. A plumbing pipe may corrode and break open, or a water line may burst from stress and high pressure.

Sometimes cold weather can have an affect on plumbing lines. The water flowing through some of your pipes can freeze when it becomes too cold in the basement. Once the water thaws, it may crack the pipe and leak out of it. If the pipe thaws in the rooms above your basement, water can penetrate the floorboards and seep into the basement as well.

Because plumbing lines can run throughout a basement, it may be difficult locating a leak right away. Unless you know exactly where your plumbing lines run, the only signs of a leak you'll find is water on the floor. The best way to find the exact location of the broken plumbing line is to hire a plumber, like those at Bishop Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Inc.

How Do You Find and Fix the Broken Plumbing Pipe?

A plumber may be able to spot the location of the broken plumbing just by examining your basement. If a plumber can't find visible signs of a leak, they may detect it with an infrared camera or leak detector. Both devices can pick up signs of running water in the room.

Once a plumber finds the cause of your wet basement, they'll take action to repair it. The repairs may include removing pieces of your basement's walls to access the line or pipe. If the leak occurred in the water or plumbing line running below the basement's floor, a plumber may want to repair it immediately. Some types of plumbing lines carry toxic waste, so it's critical that a contractor repairs it before the situation gets out of hand. 

You can find the help you need for your watery basement by contacting a plumbing service provider today.