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Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 15, 2015
Murphy Team answered:
Yes, waterproofing with a written transferrable guarantee is a good investment. Water creates moisture and possible mold issues that are eliminated with these systems.
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Mon May 11, 2015
Celine Sanderson answered:
Wow, Cambridgeport would be such a nice place to live, especially having a condo out there! If you're looking for ways to have green energy to not use as much energy on a daily basis, it can mostly be due to cool or hot air seeping through your windows and doors. Just having those small cracks that aren't sealed right, or having windows that don't retain the temperature of the inside air can really take a tole on your energy bill. I'd suggest to get new windows and ask for energy efficient windows to keep the good temperature in and the bad ones outside. Once you get the windows installed, another way to save on energy is to use drapery and shades to block the window as well. Those two things will attribute to a green energy solution!
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Wed May 6, 2015
djennifer009 answered:
It sounds like you have two different projects going on. You should talk to a waterproofing company first to see what can be done with your basement. If you're having constant leakage, there must be something wrong. Make sure the waterproofing will solve the whole problem, not just the effects. http://www.foundationmasters.com/waterproofing-and-drainage-problems/ ... more
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Al Roppolo answered:
Bring in a water proofing expert who can give you a better idea of this technique as well as other techniques like various sealing solutions and french drains...etc
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Mon May 11, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Rona- This is just a cursory answer and thought- sight unseen. I was a builder for 10+ years in Mass.
I can assure you that a vinyl floor, or a wall covering, is not going to stop water seepage coming in from the walls or up from underneath the floor. If the water pressure is there, almost nothing can stop it from getting through the concrete, totally. The vinyl is just a superficial thing so that they can put carboard boxes down on the floor and not have the stuff inside them get ruined. Its good for that.
If it has a working sump pump with no pipe blockages, then it should be OK, as far as flooding and major damage. Is it in an area that often gets water in the basement? Knock on the door and ask a couple of the neighbors. They would probably tell you if it always floods when it rains a lot, etc.
If I can be of any help, please contact me. Thanks,

Ken L.
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