Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rising Sea Levels Poses Future Threat to Homeowners in NY Coastal Areas

August 30, 2012

Rising sea levels and ground water tables are affecting the coastal counties in NY where more than 62% of the state’s population resides.  Rising water tables could affect thousands of families and businesses in New York and Long Island. 

The Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) report on rising sea levels for the New York City Panel on Climate Change notes there are a number of factors contributing to rising sea levels globally, including warmer than normal water temperatures and the melting icecaps. 

The report explains how the NY coastal area rise in sea levels is intensified by “… ocean currents, gravitational forces, prevailing winds, and rise and fall of the land mass”.  While the many geological forces are a major cause, the report includes the impacts of human development and activity as well as the “… potential increases in extreme precipitation and storms associated with climate change”. 

For homeowners in the affected areas of New York, the issue is the resultant rising water table.  As the water table rises, it exerts extreme pressure on the foundation, and over time, causes structural damage including cracks in the basement walls and floor, buckling of walls, and eventually water being forced into basements.  Vulcan Basement Waterproofing has a patented method for relieving the water pressure called a hydrostatic pressure relief system. 

Vulcan Basement Waterproofing offers free basement inspections and consultations to homeowners and businesses in NY, Long Island, CT, NJ, PA, and DE.  You can also learn how to check for basement water damage on the Vulcan Basement Waterproofing website.  You can also download a handbook on basement waterproofing as well as a DIY Guide. 

Please visit our website to learn more, and to request our Free Basement Inspection:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It’s Hurricane Season Again

It’s Hurricane Season again.  Our Atlantic hurricane season runs from the beginning of June through the end of November, and it reaches its peak between August and the end of October.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) originally forecasted a normal season for 2012, but recently upped its prediction because of wind patterns and water temperatures that are warmer than usual.

Between five and eight hurricanes are now predicted and it is expected that two or three of them could turn into major hurricanes.  This is the time to set in a few supplies and make sure you have a waterproof basement.  Have you ever had it professionally inspected by an experienced basement waterproofer?

Any one rainstorm can add enough pressure to force water into a basement.  Years of moisture and basement dampness slowly cause structural damage.  Mold and mildew can also cause structural damage over time.

You can learn how to check for basement moisture or water damage at .  Here you can learn about the early warning signs of water problems in your basement.  Vulcan Basement Waterproofing has a downloadable handbook about basement waterproofing and a downloadable Do-It Yourself Guide (DIY) Guide.

On the Vulcan Basement Waterproofing site you will find lots of helpful information on basement ventilation, mold and mildew, sump pump installation, French drains, and a host of things you can do to protect your investment in your home.

Vulcan Basement Waterproofing in NY, NJ, CT, Philadelphia, and the Delaware Valley even offers a free home inspection and consultation.

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It pays to be prepared.