Basement waterproofing and crawl space repair in GA Basement waterproofing and crawl space repair in GA http://www.www.aquaguard.net Usable Space Found in a Dallas, GA Home! <p>Water came pouring in to the basement of this Dallas, GA home after every heavy rains.&nbsp; This was a basement built with cement block walls.&nbsp; The homeowner was concerned about his personal belongings getting wet and creating more usable space in his basement. The homeowner wanted to move his washer, dryer and freezer to a different location in the basement and couldn't because of the water coming in!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/case-studies/1719-usable-space-found-in-a-dallas-ga-home.html Wed, March 5 2014, 15:24:24 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/case-studies/1719-usable-space-found-in-a-dallas-ga-home.html AquaGuard Foundation Solutions Wins Twelfth Consecutive Consumers’ Choice Award in Georgia <div class="breakout right border bg"> <p><img class="right" title="AquaGuard owner Tom DiGregorio and team accept Consumers' Choice Award" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/press_release//aquaguard-consumers-choice-2013_1393358426.jpg" alt="AquaGuard owner Tom DiGregorio and team accept Consumers' Choice Award" width="300" height="171" /></p> </div> <p>Owner Tom DiGregorio and other members of the AquaGuard team accept their 12th Consumers' Choice Award.</p> <p>AquaGuard Foundation Solutions was honored to accept a Consumers&rsquo; Choice Award at a reception held on November 14 at the Grand Atrium in Atlanta, Georgia. This year marked the twelfth consecutive year that the company received the award.</p> <p>AquaGuard Foundation Solutions is a foundation repair company based out of Marietta, Georgia servicing the Metro Atlanta area. They specialize in fixing foundation settling, bowing foundation walls, sagging floors, and wet, moldy basements and crawl spaces. Owner Tom DiGregoria founded the company in 1995 as primarily a <a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing.html">basement waterproofing company</a> and revamped its services to fit customers&rsquo; needs. This basis in customer service has expanded as the company has aged and the Consumers&rsquo; Choice Award exemplifies its dedication to its customers. Tom says, &ldquo;We are glad that our customers continue to trust us to provide real understanding of their problems, honest advice, and timely service!&rdquo;</p> <p>The Consumers&rsquo; Choice Award is given out for business excellence. The award is presented by a website of the same name whose mission is to connect consumers with high-quality, professional businesses. Customers themselves log on to the website and nominate their favorite companies.</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/748-aquaguard-foundation-solutions-wins-twelfth-consecutive-consumers-choice-award-in-georgia.html Tue, February 25 2014, 14:51:19 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/748-aquaguard-foundation-solutions-wins-twelfth-consecutive-consumers-choice-award-in-georgia.html Dunwoody Basement <p>Water was coming in through the customers cinder block walls, both on the walls that met the outside and a wall that met an adjacent crawlspace. &nbsp;This was causing water damage to the items stored and rust on the HVAC and water heater. &nbsp;Another big problem was the musty odors so often associated with musty, moldy, wet basements.</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/case-studies/1703-dunwoody-basement.html Mon, February 24 2014, 11:10:03 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/case-studies/1703-dunwoody-basement.html Wall Repair and Basement Waterproofing <p>Homeowner had concerns about water intrusion through his basement walls.</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/case-studies/1616-wall-repair-and-basement-waterproofing.html Wed, January 22 2014, 15:33:28 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/case-studies/1616-wall-repair-and-basement-waterproofing.html AquaGuard on the News - Rain Flooding Basements Across the Metro Atlanta Area <p><strong>Cobb Country, GA</strong> - Rainy days in Georgia are often scoffed at as a major threat or serious problem for local homeowners. And while that may remain true for some Georgia residents; rainy days can actually be the most aggravating days for homeowners with leaky basements. With the recent amount of rainfall in Georgia, many homeowners have been struggling to keep their basements dry and have needed the expertise of a professional.</p> <p>The basement waterproofing company, AquaGuard Foundation Solutions of Marietta, Georgia, was recently featured on WSB-TV news for installing a basement waterproofing system for some local residents of Georgia on this rainy day. During an interview with the sales manager of AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, Pat Combs said, &ldquo;We haven&rsquo;t had a lot of rain in the last couple of months, so for some homeowners it&rsquo;s been out of sight out of mind.&rdquo; His crew found water seeping into the basement underneath the basement wall and got to work on installing a waterproofing system before the rain floods the basement once again.</p> <p><object id="flashObj" width="615" height="392" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" data="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=2916462294001&amp;linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsbtv.com%2Fvideos%2Fnews%2Fconstant-rain-flooding-basements-across-metro%2FvCK3Cs%2F&amp;playerID=836827756001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAFIvhljk~,Nz7UFI321EYSAUsYGYx5WAk9m9XiXaY8&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" /><param name="flashvars" value="videoId=2916462294001&amp;linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsbtv.com%2Fvideos%2Fnews%2Fconstant-rain-flooding-basements-across-metro%2FvCK3Cs%2F&amp;playerID=836827756001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAFIvhljk~,Nz7UFI321EYSAUsYGYx5WAk9m9XiXaY8&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="swliveconnect" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="pluginspage" value="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" /></object></p> <p>In order to keep the basement dry, AquaGuard's waterproofing crew dug into the existing foundation slab around the perimeter to install the waterproofing system. They also installed a couple of sump pumps for proper water drainage and built a new partial wall to finish off the repairs. In response to water being in Georgia basements, Combs exclaimed that, &ldquo;Wet, soppy weather is not a friend to homeowners with re-occurring basement leaks. Existing problems can turn into a nightmare and give homeowners an extra added expense around the holidays.&rdquo;</p> <p>Worried about your basement flooding from the next rainfall? Bring in the waterproofing experts of AquaGuard Foundation Solutions to have a warranted and award-winning <a title="Find out more details about our warranted and award-winning basement waterproofing system!" href="http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing.html">waterproofing system</a> installed in your basement. They work with residents all throughout the Greater Atlanta area, including: Decatur, Marietta, Atlanta, Norcross, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, Alpharetta, and cities nearby!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/7984-aquaguard-on-the-news-rain-flooding-basements-across-the-metro-atlanta-area.html Fri, December 27 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/7984-aquaguard-on-the-news-rain-flooding-basements-across-the-metro-atlanta-area.html AquaGuard Participates in Golf Fore Kids Classic <p>AquaGuard had the privilege, along with TrustDale, to take part in <a href="http://www.christiancity.org/events/golf-fore-kids-info-mainmenu-445.html" target="_blank">Golf Fore Kids Classic</a> to raise money to build three cottages and fund the cost of caring for kids at The Children&rsquo;s Village at Christian City.</p> <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/p1010763_1379528561.JPG" alt="Aquaguard at Golf Fore Kids" width="400" height="300" /></p> <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/photo-1_1379528647.JPG" alt="Aquaguard Golf Fore Kids Tents" width="400" height="299" /></p> <p>We are thankful that we got to be a part of such a wonderful event!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/7286-aquaguard-participates-in-golf-fore-kids-classic.html Wed, September 18 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/7286-aquaguard-participates-in-golf-fore-kids-classic.html Rain Reeking Havoc in Metro-Atlanta Basements <p>Georgia has experienced some record-breaking numbers for precipitation this year and it doesn&rsquo;t seem to be slowing down any time soon. With nearly 51 inches of total accumulated rainfall, Georgia is experiencing more than double the rainfall they did last year and local contractors are seeing a rise in calls from homeowners with wet basements.</p> <p>Channel 2&rsquo;s Craig Lucie, visited a homeowner in Decatur, Georgia where basement waterproofing crews were pumping several inches of water out of the home. Craig went0 over a few things homeowners can do to keep water out of the basement, including making sure downspouts and gutters are clear of any debris, as well as routinely checking the entranceway of the basement exit door for water seepage. Local resident Chris S. of Decatur, Georgia has had a leaky basement for more than a decade and said with this year&rsquo;s rainfall, the basement &ldquo;has to be fixed.&rdquo;</p> <p>Joe Rusk, a basement waterproofing specialist from AquaGuard Basement Systems was on the job in this Decatur home when Channel 2 stopped by. Rusk gave an explanation of why basements leak, saying: &ldquo;Typically the reason why basements leak is because the original drainage system clogs, as the water comes into it, sediment comes into it.&rdquo; Rusk also explained how AquaGuard Basement Systems can fix this waterproofing problem. He said they first tap into the foundation blocks to allow any water that&rsquo;s trapped in them to drain out and they then re-install a drainage system that sits on the footing but below the floor. The drainage system is then channeled to a sump pump where the water is then pumped up and out of the home and away from the foundation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0 40px;"><object id="flashObj" width="615" height="392" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" data="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=2617266688001&amp;linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsbtv.com%2Fvideos%2Fnews%2Fexcess-rain-reeking-havoc-on-homeowners-basements%2Fv9SNb%2F&amp;playerID=836827756001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAFIvhljk~,Nz7UFI321EYSAUsYGYx5WAk9m9XiXaY8&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" /><param name="flashvars" value="videoId=2617266688001&amp;linkBaseURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsbtv.com%2Fvideos%2Fnews%2Fexcess-rain-reeking-havoc-on-homeowners-basements%2Fv9SNb%2F&amp;playerID=836827756001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAFIvhljk~,Nz7UFI321EYSAUsYGYx5WAk9m9XiXaY8&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="swliveconnect" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="pluginspage" value="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" /></object></p> <p style="margin: 0 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0 40px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0 40px;">If your <a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/basement-flooding.html">basement is leaking water</a> in Georgia, don&rsquo;t wait till the next rainfall. Contact the basement waterproofing experts at AquaGuard Basement Systems today and receive a free waterproofing cost estimate. They install their <a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/basement-waterproofing/wet-basement-repair.html">state-of-the-art waterproofing systems</a> in homes and businesses all throughout the Metro-Atlanta area and will ensure your protection from any future water entrants!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/7238-rain-reeking-havoc-in-metro-atlanta-basements.html Fri, September 6 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/7238-rain-reeking-havoc-in-metro-atlanta-basements.html AquaGuard Basement Systems Earns 4 Awards at 2013 Convention <div class="right"><img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" title="Aquaguard Basement Systems Awarded at 2013 Team Basement Systems Convention" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/press_release//ds0721_1378500621.jpg" alt="Aquaguard Basement Systems earns four awards for foundation repair and basement waterproofing" width="350" height="233" /></div> <p>AquaGuard Basement Systems was recently honored at the Annual Team Basement Systems Convention, a gathering with dealers located across the United States, Canada and the UK.<br /> <br /> The annual convention is held each year at the Basement Systems headquarters in Seymour, CT and the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.&nbsp; The three day event brings together dealers in the international network for training, seminars, networking, vendor and team building events, and celebration.<br /> <br /> This year, AquaGuard Basement Systems received four awards at the Team Basement Systems International Convention.&nbsp;<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> Out of 221 active dealers, AquaGuard Basement Systems was awarded:</p> <ul> <li>Top 50 Basement Systems Dealers by Purchases (Ranked 7th)</li> <li>Top 25 CleanSpace Dealers by Square Footage (Ranked 3rd)</li> <li>Top 50 Foundation Supportworks Dealer by Total Sales (Ranked 18th)</li> <li>Top 10 Foundation Supportworks Dealers &ndash; SmartJacks (Ranked 5th</li> </ul> <p><span><br /> The high-powered event featured best-selling author and motivational speaker Aron Ralston. His book, <em>Between A Rock And A Hard Place</em>, was turned into the critically acclaimed movie <em>127 Hours</em> starring James Franco.&nbsp; Ralston moved the crowd with his inspirational story of survival and posed for pictures afterwards with attendees.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Google also had a presence at this spectacular event. Two Google representatives delivered a behind the scenes peek at how to best utilize the search engines tools for successful business results.</span></p> <p>Close to eleven hundred people attended the annual Basement Systems Convention this year, which is the highest attendance to date. The flagship event is held each August in Connecticut.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About AquaGuard Basement Systems</span></strong></p> <p>In business for nearly 20 years, AquaGuard Basement Systems is a locally owned and operated company out of Marietta, Georgia. Specializing in both residential and commercial repairs, AquaGuard Basement Systems is a full-service contractor providing solutions for wet basements and crawl space, as well as foundation settlement. Known for their award-winning products and services, along with a team of +50 well-trained employees, AquaGuard Basement Systems sets out everyday to make sure that every Georgia homeowner has a dry and healthy basement environment!</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Basement Systems, Inc.</span></strong></p> <p>Basement Systems, Inc. is the leader in the development of products used to provide a dry, below-grade space. These waterproofing solutions are delivered through a network of trained, experienced dealers. Basement Systems is a network of more than 300 dealers throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Each dealer receives comprehensive, on-going training at company headquarters in Seymour, Connecticut. All Basement Systems dealers have the same goal: to provide a permanent solution for healthier basement environments.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">About Foundation Supportworks, Inc.</span></strong></p> <p>Foundation Supportworks is an international network of independently-owned and operated foundation repair dealerships across North America. Each dealer is authorized, trained and certified at one of two Foundation Supportworks headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and Seymour, Connecticut. Foundation Supportworks maintains a staff of both geotechnical and structural engineers to assist in product design, dealer support, and quality assurance of all their state-of-the-art structural repair products.&nbsp;</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/577-aquaguard-basement-systems-earns-4-awards-at-2013-convention.html Fri, September 6 2013, 10:01:52 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/577-aquaguard-basement-systems-earns-4-awards-at-2013-convention.html Empty Parking Lots and Contractors? <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/empty-parking-lot_1368192381.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="237" /></p> <div class="aboveUnitContent"> <div class="userContentWrapper"> <div class="_wk"><span class="userContent">What do empty parking lots and contractors have in common? An empty parking lot at a restaurant means that the food must not be very good. No one wants to eat at that location! Be weary of any contractor who "specializes" in this type of work, yet is able to come out immediately after a heavy rain event such as the one we just experienced. A great contractor is worth the wait!</span></div> <div class="_wk"><span class="userContent">The metro Atlanta from Douglasville to Dallas and from Bremen to Bethlehem and all points in between&nbsp;experienced heavy rainfall last weekend with a record amount in a 24 hour period and many homeowners are dealing with wet basements and crawlspaces.&nbsp; </span></div> <div class="_wk"> <p>We are worth the wait!&nbsp; Because we only send out inspectors who are thoroughly trained and certified through our network, there can be a backlog of appointments from time to time (especially after a rain event). &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Remember, you pay for the repair <em>once</em> and live with the results <em>forever</em>. With our <strong>Price Assurance Guarantee</strong> and <strong>lifetime transferrable, nationally backed warranty</strong>, we are confident you will be glad you waited!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6647-empty-parking-lots-and-contractors.html Fri, May 10 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6647-empty-parking-lots-and-contractors.html AquaGuard Basement Systems named 2013 Best Pick by EBSCO Research for the 14th consecutive year <p><strong>Atlanta, GA, April 30th, 2013&mdash;</strong>AquaGuard Basement Systems Foundation Solutions has been certified as a 2013 Best Pick, a distinction given by independent research firm EBSCO Research. Only top-rated companies that qualify in EBSCO Research&rsquo;s rigorous research process can earn &ldquo;Best Pick&rdquo; status. AquaGuard Basement Systems excelled throughout this research process, boasting an overall A-grade based on more than 100 candid telephone interviews with Atlanta-area homeowners. Furthermore, EBSCO Research found AquaGuard Basement Systems to be in state compliance regarding proper insurance and trade licensing.</p> <p>Concerning the honor, AquaGuard Basement Systems President Tom DiGregorio stated, &ldquo;Customer service has and will continue to be a top priority for us. We are very proud to receive the Best Pick honor for a fourteenth straight year.&nbsp; We come to work every day building our reputation and never relying on it.&rdquo;</p> <p>AquaGuard offers basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and foundation repair and stabilization. The company has 21 nationally certified Basement Systems waterproofing specialists and 21 nationally certified Foundation Supportworks foundation repair specialists on staff. AquaGuard is an exclusive dealer of Basement Systems, which is the largest network of waterproofing contractors in the country and has 27 patented systems and products. According to the company, AquaGuard has installed more than 2.5 million square feet of its own crawl space encapsulation system, CleanSpace, and waterproofed 13,000 basements.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are confident in naming AquaGuard Basement Systems a 2013 Best Pick. Our extensive research shows that they remain a top-rated company in the field for an impressive fourteen years in a row,&rdquo; stated EBSCO Research GM, Greg Robb.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>EBSCO Research is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc. The independent research firm has been documenting the performance of home service companies since 1997. The research results, insight, and tips can be found at HomeReports.com, where homeowners can also request a free hard copy of Home Reports.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/502-aquaguard-basement-systems-named-2013-best-pick-by-ebsco-research-for-the-14th-consecutive-year.html Tue, April 30 2013, 09:22:59 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/502-aquaguard-basement-systems-named-2013-best-pick-by-ebsco-research-for-the-14th-consecutive-year.html I Think I Have a Leak, What Should I Do Now? <p class="georgiabody">What Do I Do Now?</p> <p>So, you think you have a basement waterproofing problem in your metro Atlanta home? With the recent wet weather, residents from Jasper to Jonesboro and from Douglasville to Dallas have been calling and saying they see leaks where they've never had them before.&nbsp; The long dry spell followed by heavy rains has created the perfect scenario for your basement or crawlspace to leak.</p> <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/leakybasement_1338905516.jpg" alt="" width="266" height="209" /></p> <p>Call now to request a free basement foundation estimate, and have one of our certified basement waterproofing consultants&nbsp;visit your home and conduct an in-depth investigation of your home's basement foundation.</p> <p>&nbsp;All of&nbsp;our basement waterproofing consultants has received extensive training from our <strong><em>team of Professional Engineers</em></strong>, and participates in manufacturer workshops, continuing their education in basement waterproofing solutions, and staying up-to-date on the latest technologies, installation techniques and best practices.</p> <div class="contentpad20">&nbsp;</div> <div class="contentpad20">&nbsp;</div> <div class="contentpad20">&nbsp;</div> <div class="contentpad20"><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/atlotsofwaterinbsmt_1365599972.JPG" alt="" width="223" height="201" /></div> <div class="contentpad20">&nbsp;</div> <p>After your free inspection, the basement waterproofing consultant will share their findings with you and design a <em><strong>custom solution for your home</strong></em>. Sometimes we'll find that your home doesn't need basement waterproofing, and we'll tell you.&nbsp;</p> <p>At AquaGuard Foundation Solution, we believe in helping you find the solution, not create additional problems by trying to sell you&nbsp;products that you don't need. Call us with questions, 770-419-9111; we're here to help you.&nbsp; When it comes to your foundation, we've got you covered!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6492-i-think-i-have-a-leak-what-should-i-do-now.html Wed, April 10 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6492-i-think-i-have-a-leak-what-should-i-do-now.html Have You Seen Our WOW Board? <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/wowboard_1362600636.JPG" alt="" width="400" height="286" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>When a customer calls the office and compliments an employee a WOW sheet is filled out.&nbsp; Every single one of these forms is kudos to at least one of our employees on a job well done.&nbsp; They mention employees from customer service, to sales, production, accounting and so on.&nbsp; AquaGuard is proud of each and every one of these sheets for a job well done.&nbsp; It isn't by luck that AquaGuard is one of the most award winning and ethical companies in the industry.&nbsp; If one of our employees does a great job, call our office and let us know, we'd love to hear from you!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6274-have-you-seen-our-wow-board.html Wed, March 6 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6274-have-you-seen-our-wow-board.html What Causes Cracks in Your Drywall? <p><strong><em>Drywall crack causes</em></strong><br />Cracks can be caused by poor taping, moisture and house settling. The location of the crack gives you a clue as to the type of problem.<br /><br />Since we're a foundation repair company, let's focus on drywall cracks that can be a sign of a foundation problem.<br /><br /><a style="margin-bottom: 1em; float: right; margin-left: 1em; clear: right;" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--YpPXspwDSY/UR0oZrvbYkI/AAAAAAAAR48/MLMDL_HL_bg/s1600/100x100Ceiling+crack+interior+wall.jpg"><img title="Drywall cracks" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--YpPXspwDSY/UR0oZrvbYkI/AAAAAAAAR48/MLMDL_HL_bg/s1600/100x100Ceiling+crack+interior+wall.jpg" alt="What causes cracks in drywall? " border="0" /></a><em>Gaps and cracks between the wall and ceiling</em><br />Cracking or&nbsp;separation&nbsp;of the wall and ceiling are a sure sign that your home is experiencing foundation settlement - or you've hung your flat screen TV from the drywall instead of a beam. Either way, it's not good. <br /><br /></p> <div class="separator" style="text-align: center; clear: both;">&nbsp;</div> <p><a style="margin-bottom: 1em; float: left; clear: left; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-45TVFo82LcE/UR0oZaIy-xI/AAAAAAAAR4w/SAGdinigRN8/s1600/100x100+cracked+drywall+house+settling+(6).jpg"><img title="Cracked drywall" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-45TVFo82LcE/UR0oZaIy-xI/AAAAAAAAR4w/SAGdinigRN8/s1600/100x100+cracked+drywall+house+settling+(6).jpg" alt="Cracks in the drywall around door frames is a sign of a foundation settlement problem." border="0" /></a>&nbsp;<em>Cracks at corners of windows and doors</em><br />These types of cracks are almost always a sign that your foundation is experiencing settlement.<br /><a style="margin-bottom: 1em; float: left; clear: left; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RBz1yu-lJJw/UR0oZTML5fI/AAAAAAAAR44/FS9fn81ZOSc/s1600/100x100+cracked+drywall+house+settling+(12).jpg"><img title="Window drywall cracks " src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RBz1yu-lJJw/UR0oZTML5fI/AAAAAAAAR44/FS9fn81ZOSc/s1600/100x100+cracked+drywall+house+settling+(12).jpg" alt="Foundation settling causes drywall cracks around windows." border="0" /></a><br />When your home settles unevenly, cracks will start to develop in the drywall or plaster surrounding your window and door frames. Covering up these cracks with a patch will not fix the underlying problem - foundation settlement. That's a problem that's best left to the experts.<br /><br /><strong><em>DIY drywall crack repair - don't do it!</em></strong><br />A patch will not address your home's settlement problem. Instead the crack will re-appear as your home continues to settle. Once you fix the underlying problem, you can repair the cracked drywall.<br /><br />If you notice gaps and cracks in your drywall around doors and windows, give us a call at 770-419-9111&nbsp;or fill out our contact&nbsp;form and one of our&nbsp;customer service representatives&nbsp;will contact you.<br /><br /></p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6165-what-causes-cracks-in-your-drywall.html Thu, February 21 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6165-what-causes-cracks-in-your-drywall.html My sump pump or WaterWatch alarm is going off. Help! <p><strong><em><img title="Sump Pump with Battery Back Up" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/batterybackupsumppump_1344128241.jpg" alt="" width="186" height="267" /></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>My sump pump or WaterWatch alarm is going off. What do I do?</em></strong></p> <div id="sumppump1" style="display: block;"><br /> <blockquote class="indent"> <p>Answer: First and foremost &ndash; do not unplug your sump pump. The WaterWatch alarm goes off when the water reaches a certain level. If you don't have a battery back up, the sump pump is alerting you that the power is out and the pump's not working.<br /><br />If your power's still on, check the water level in your sump pump. How did the water sensors get wet? <br /><br />While it's unusual for water to leak into the top of the pump, the sensors may have gotten damp. If that's the case dry off the sensors.</p> <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/sumppumpdiagram_1360341020.png" alt="" width="400" height="389" /></p> <p><br />If the water level is high enough to get the sensors wet then your pump may not be able to keep up with the flooding or the sump pump isn't working. <br /><br />If the water has quickly risen, or you're experiencing heavy rain, and you still hear your sump pump working, then it's working to pump the water out. You can remove the WaterWatch Alarm, dry it off and set it aside until the pump has removed the water. <br /><br />If you don't hear the pump working then make sure that the sump pump has power. Check the connections and the fuse box to make sure a fuse wasn't blown. If the pump's not working and you have power then it's important to schedule service for the pump.</p> </blockquote> </div> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6080-my-sump-pump-or-waterwatch-alarm-is-going-off-help.html Fri, February 8 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6080-my-sump-pump-or-waterwatch-alarm-is-going-off-help.html Wet Weather Causes Atlanta Basements and Crawlspaces to Leak <p><img class="scaledImageFitWidth img" src="https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/531512_460222110710077_702371777_n.jpg" alt="Photo" width="403" height="403" /></p> <p>The soil around your home is saturated and more rain is on the way.&nbsp; Have you checked your basement or crawlspace?&nbsp; After long dry periods the soil around your home, leaving a path for water to enter your basement and crawlspace.&nbsp; Many homes in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Peachtree City and the rest of Metro Atlanta are experiencing these leaks for the first time or the first time in a long time.&nbsp; Once wate enters your home, it will leak again.&nbsp;</p> <p>Call now for your free estimate for basement waterproofing or crawlspace waterproofing on your leaking basement or crawlspace.&nbsp;</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6075-wet-weather-causes-atlanta-basements-and-crawlspaces-to-leak.html Thu, February 7 2013, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/6075-wet-weather-causes-atlanta-basements-and-crawlspaces-to-leak.html AquaGuard Selected as Foundation Repair Experts by Dave Baker of the Home Fix It Show <p class="Body"><img style="float: right;" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/press_release//_1360161580.png" alt="" width="250" height="384" />AquaGaurd Basement Systems is pleased to announce its endorsement as the Foundation Repair Expert of Choice by Dave Baker, host of the &lsquo;Home Fix It Show&rsquo; airing weekly on WSB AM 750.</p> <p class="Body">AquaGuard owner Tom DiGregorio comments:</p> <p class="Body"><em>&ldquo;We have always enjoyed our partnership and guest segments on the Dave Baker &lsquo;Home Fix It Show.&rsquo; We are so pleased to receive this additional endorsement to be Dave Baker&rsquo;s selected foundation repair contractor. We very much appreciate Dave&rsquo;s support as we continue to help our customers with superior foundation and basement waterproofing solutions.&rdquo;</em></p> <p class="Body">As part of the &lsquo;Home Fix It Show,&rsquo; Tom is featured once a month in a four-minute segment and once a quarter in a two-hour live show where he answers callers questions and offers tips on foundation concerns. Listeners can hear past shows from AquaGuard&rsquo;s website aquaguard.net.</p> <p class="Body">Dave Baker is WSB&rsquo;s resident home improvement and repair guru. During his show, he offers listeners sound advice on planning, building and fixing up around the house by taking calls and featuring guest experts. The &lsquo;Home Fix It Show&rsquo; can be heard every Saturday morning from 10 am until noon.</p> <p class="Body">AquaGuard Basement Systems provides expert solutions in foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and crawl space repair. The company is a certified member of Foundation SupportWorks and Basement Systems, Inc., two international networks of the leading contractors in their industries.</p> <p class="Body">Tom DeGregorio founded his company in 1995 based on integrity, customer satisfaction, and skilled workmanship. He has guided its growth to earn numerous awards and local recognition as a trusted and leading foundation and basement repair contractor in the area. The company specializes in foundation support for existing and new construction for residential, commercial, and municipal buildings.</p> <p class="Body"><a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/">AguaGuard</a> offers free foundation estimates in the greater Atlanta area, Marietta, Decatur, Norcross, and surrounding communities.</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/418-aquaguard-selected-as-foundation-repair-experts-by-dave-baker-of-the-home-fix-it-show.html Wed, February 6 2013, 09:24:24 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/418-aquaguard-selected-as-foundation-repair-experts-by-dave-baker-of-the-home-fix-it-show.html 2012 Basement Systems Dealer Convention Yields Awards <p><img style="float: right; margin: 10px;" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/press_release/1211/base-sys-2012-awards183_1350505309.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" />AquaGuard Basement Systems was recently honored at this year&rsquo;s Team Basement Systems Convention with close to 1,000 guests attending from all over the United States, Canada and the UK. <br /><br />The annual convention is held each year between Seymour, CT (Basement Systems headquarters) and Hartford, CT, and brings together dealerships of the international network for training, seminars, networking, celebration, vendor and team building events. <br /><br />This year AquaGuard Basement Systems received 4 awards at the Team Basement Systems International Convention.&nbsp; AquaGuard Basement Systems was awarded for ranking <strong>8th in Top 10 FSI Dealers</strong> &ndash; <strong>SmartJacks</strong> and in the<strong> Top 20 CleanSpace Dealers by Square Footage</strong>. They also ranked in the <strong>Top 20 Basement Systems Dealers</strong> <strong>by Purchases</strong> and the <strong>Top 50 FSI Dealers - Total Sales</strong>.<br /><br />The high-powered event featured international motivational speaker Andy Andrews. Andrews, world-renowned speaker and author (The Travelers Gift) dazzled the crowd with his presentation highlighting personal choices and attitudes that make the difference between failure and success. <br /><br />Google even had a presence at this spectacular event.&nbsp; Two Google representatives delivered a behind the scenes peek at how to best utilize the search engines tools for successful business results. This year, the annual flagship event was the very well attended with guests from all over North America present for insightful workshops, expert training, and unique networking opportunities. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/">AquaGuard Basement Systems</a> is a certified Basement Systems and Foundation Supportworks dealer specializing in basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and foundation settlement in North Georgia area, including Atlanta.<br />&nbsp;<br />Basement Systems is an international network of basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and basement finishing contractors, led by Company Founder and President, Larry Janesky.&nbsp; The international headquarters, based in Seymour, CT has been helping homeowners increase their usable living space for over 20 years across the United States, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The company has 27-patented basement and crawl space products, designed to help homeowners get more out of their basements and increase their home's value.</p> <p>Foundation Supportworks is an international network of foundation and structural repair contractors based in Omaha, Nebraska.&nbsp; Foundation Supportworks employs only the most qualified geotechnical and structural engineers for product design and quality assurance of their foundation products.</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/259-2012-basement-systems-dealer-convention-yields-awards.html Wed, October 17 2012, 15:30:14 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/259-2012-basement-systems-dealer-convention-yields-awards.html AquaGuard Welcomes Service Manager http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/5303-aquaguard-welcomes-service-manager.html Wed, October 17 2012, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/5303-aquaguard-welcomes-service-manager.html AquaGuard Basement Systems Recognized at BBB Celebration. <p>&nbsp;<img title="Program and Commemorative Bottling Celebrating the BBB's 100 year anniversary" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/press_release/1211/dscn0298_1348853428.JPG" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>Employees from AquaGuard Basement Systems attended the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the Better Business Bureau on September 27, 2012 at the Omni Center in Atlanta.</p> <p>As part of the celebration AquaGuard was honored and recognized as a 6 time winner of the BBB's Torch Awards program. &nbsp;AquaGuard has won the Torch Award for Business Ethics and Integrity 4 times and for Customer Service an additional two times.</p> <p><img src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/press_release/1211/dscn0303_1348853856.JPG" alt="" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>Among those in attendance was the local President of the BBB, Fred Elsberry and Fox5 Investigative Reporter, Randy Travis. &nbsp;</p> <p>Tom DiGregorio, Owner of AquaGuard said this about the BBB, "Organizations such as the BBB are there to protect the consumer, we value their input and direction and are honored to be singled out as a multiple winner of the Torch Award." &nbsp;Winning the award 6 times is unprecedented in the Atlanta area and AquaGuard is the only contracting company to have one these award locally.</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/191-aquaguard-basement-systems-recognized-at-bbb-celebration.html Fri, September 28 2012, 13:26:18 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/press-release/191-aquaguard-basement-systems-recognized-at-bbb-celebration.html Tom DiGregorio Makes Appearance on Local TV Show <p><object id="flashObj" width="480" height="270" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" data="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&amp;isUI=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="flashVars" 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AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, made an appearance on WXIA's local talk show 11Alive today.</p> <p>Tom discussed the settlement issues that homeowners deal with as a result of drought conditions and the additional issues that can arise when heavy rains follow. &nbsp;Many homeowners find leaks in their basement or crawlspace following these type of rains who have never had issues before.</p> <p>If you're a homeowner and would like to schedule a free estimate, please call us at 770-419-9111</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4914-tom-digregorio-makes-appearance-on-local-tv-show.html Wed, August 29 2012, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4914-tom-digregorio-makes-appearance-on-local-tv-show.html Heavy Rains Expected in North Georgia <p><img title="Heavy Rains in North Georgia" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/5-day-precipitation_1345934420.gif" alt="5 day precipitation forecast" width="400" height="300" /></p> <p>Looks like heavy rains are on their way to north Georgia. &nbsp;Metro Atlanta, Marietta, Duluth, Douglasville and Dallas as well as most of Georgia are forecasted to get somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-8 inches mid-week. Some areas could see a little more! &nbsp;</p> <p>Heavy rains after near drought conditions will take a toll on your home. &nbsp;There are several ways water can get into your home. &nbsp;For more information:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4036-how-water-gets-into-your-home.html">http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4036-how-water-gets-into-your-home.html</a></p> <p>Whether the water comes in to your basement or crawlspace through a crack in the walls, seeps in through the blocks or seems to come under the footing, AquaGuard can help! &nbsp;Many of you may be calling us this week and in the coming days and it's worth noting that a good contractor may be busy! &nbsp;Think about the empty parking lot analogy:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=375984972467125&amp;set=a.342830509115905.75734.342256729173283&amp;type=1&amp;theater">https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=375984972467125&amp;set=a.342830509115905.75734.342256729173283&amp;type=1&amp;theater</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>When determining who to deal with when you need a contractor check out our tips for finding a reputable one:</p> <p><a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4084-tips-on-choosing-a-basement-or-foundation-contractor.html">http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4084-tips-on-choosing-a-basement-or-foundation-contractor.html</a></p> <p>Stay safe and give us a call for your free estimate for homeowners when you need us!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4886-heavy-rains-expected-in-north-georgia.html Sat, August 25 2012, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4886-heavy-rains-expected-in-north-georgia.html AquaGuard is Hiring! <p><img title="Help Wanted" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/helpwanted_1342132597.jpg" alt="Help Wanted" width="201" height="172" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>AquaGuard is looking for a highly motivated and positive individual to fill a full time Customer Service position. For more information go to our job opportunities page at :</p> <p><a href="http://www.aquaguard.net/job-opportunities/125-customer-service-representative.html">http://www.aquaguard.net/job-opportunities/125-customer-service-representative.html</a></p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4861-aquaguard-is-hiring.html Thu, August 23 2012, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4861-aquaguard-is-hiring.html AquaGuard Attends Basement Systems Convention <p><img title="Larry Janesky speaking" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/larryjaneskyspeaking_1345485864.JPG" alt="Basement Systems Annual Convention" width="400" height="669" /></p> <p>Employees from AquaGuard attended the 2012 Basement Systems Convention in Hartford, CT last week. &nbsp;Tom DiGregorio, owner of AquaGuard Basement Systems was joined by Joe Rusk (General Manager), Suzanne Brookman (Customer Service), Jennifer Alexander (Production Coordinator), Kyle Goggins (Foreman), Kareem Pitts (Foreman), Patrick Arabia (Estimator) and Pat Combs (Estimator).</p> <p>The Annual Convention involved 3 days of training including breakout sessions on Sales, Installation, Marketing, Customer Service, Ownership, Production, Financing as well as General Sessions. &nbsp;Basement Systems is nationally recognized as an innovator in basement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing and encapsulation as well as through Foundation SupportWorks for foundation and structural repair.&nbsp; AquaGuard is a dealer for Basement Systems as well as Foundation SupportWorks.</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4842-aquaguard-attends-basement-systems-convention.html Mon, August 20 2012, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4842-aquaguard-attends-basement-systems-convention.html Rain + Basement = Big Problem for Homeowners <p><img title="Rainy forecast" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/rainintheforecast_1345154983.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="300" /></p> <p>Rain in the forecast could mean that your basement is about to leak AGAIN! &nbsp;Odds are if you've had a leak in your basement or crawlspace before and haven't addressed it with a permanent solution, it's going to leak again. &nbsp;We hear from people all the time who, when we asked, what prompted them to fix the leaky basement or flooded crawl space, they say they just got tired of cleaning it up and putting up with it. &nbsp;</p> <p><img title="Flooded Basement" src="http://img1.teambasementsystems.com/uploads/blog/1211/06lgfloodedbasement_1345155329.jpg" alt="Leaky Basement" width="400" height="300" /></p> <p>A flooded basement can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars in lost items including cherished memories, let alone if your basement is finished. &nbsp;Sometimes homeowners spend $20,000 or more finishing a basement only to have it leak again and ruin everything they've just spent. &nbsp;We've seen basement damaged over and over again by those persistent leaks that don't go away on their own. &nbsp;If the leak is behind a finished wall in your basement mold may be growing as well. &nbsp;</p> <p>If you have a damp crawlspace or moldy basement as a result of those leaks, give us a call and solve your leaky basement for good! &nbsp;AquaGuard offers permanent solutions with long term warranties!</p> http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4832-rain-basement-big-problem-for-homeowners.html Thu, August 16 2012, 00:00:00 -500 http://www.aquaguard.net/about-us/news-events/4832-rain-basement-big-problem-for-homeowners.html