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Causes and Solution of Cracks in Basement

Basements are mostly used for entertainment, storage and recreational purposes. Unfortunately, witnessing cracks on basement wall & floor defeats the different purposes of usage and indicates the possibility of critical water & moisture seepage problems happening in a really short time.

Crevices are generally seen in older basements and are developed because of groundwater, swelling & hydrostatic pressure of soil against walls as well as expansion and contraction of soil underneath the basement. Shifting and settling of house also causes poured concrete basement foundation to develop crevices on walls.

Well, gaps on basement walls allow ground water, acidic water and dampness to leak into the basement from the outside and cause mould & mildew growth as well as mosquito infestation that spread infectious diseases like dengue fever, malaria, chikungunya, etc.

Best Solution for the Problem

Issues arising from gaps become more severe after a while and bring extensive damage to properties, in case not addressed. The most convenient and affordable way to fix structural and leaking cracks in poured foundation walls is crack injection. The main objective of the crack injection method is to permanently seal the gap by injecting liquid polyurethane foam resin into it.

The method involves the use of polyurethane resin, surface ports that allow the injecting foam to flow into and fill the crevice and grease gun that injects the resin into the ports glued into the holes drilled alongside the crack. The ports let the resin material to flow all over the gap in the foundation. Before injection, surface or steel ports glued with epoxy adhesive are fixed into the holes to make sure that the injected foam material does not drop from the front of the crack.

The injection kit uses polyurethane foam to inject it into the crack in the basement foundation wall and fill it completely. Not like other methods of crack repair, polyurethane spreads completely into the crack, fills it and glues to the cement. It stays quite flexible in due course in order that even though the foundation shifts or moves again the polyurethane foam resin will move with it and prevents the crack from happening again.

In order to completely seal the cracks and retain the structural reliability and integrity of properties, it is essential for homeowners to take specialized assistance for basement crack repair. The best way to ensure that the problem is resolved efficiently is to hire a specialized basement crack injection repair company, such as DryShield. The technicians of DryShield have the experience, knowledge, skills and tools required to repair wall and floor cracks.


Reason Why It Is Important to Waterproof Ontario Homes and Basements before winters

Winters are coming. The time is approaching when snowfall will once again hit the cities and suburbs in Ontario. Once again the Ontario homes and buildings are about to get damaged due to the dampness caused by melting snow.  As usual, homeowners are not bothered by the upcoming threat to their properties.

Melting snow on flat roof leads to a series of troubles like dampness on bedroom and basement walls and dampness promotes the growth of mould, mildew, mosquitoes, fungi and other harmful microorganisms. Besides melting snow the other factors that cause wetness in basement and damp patches on internal walls are cracks, sewer water backup, clogged drain pipes, and rain water going under house.

All such factors wreak havoc on the foundation and destruct the structural reliability & integrity of homes and buildings. Once the foundation of structure has weakened and its structural reliability has compromised, it not only becomes unsafe for the inhabitants, but also poses whole structure collapse risk in the locality.

The Myth and the Reality of Ontario Homes and Their Owners

Many homeowners believe that simple paintwork and tile work can permanently hide the damp patches on walls. However, applying paint or tiles to damp spots on walls is not a permanent solution for the reason that the wet spots come out of newly painted walls and above tiles within one or two weeks.

The only solution to get rid of dampness, permanently cover wet spots on interior walls and put a stop to mould & mildew growth is waterproofing. However, waterproofing is not something that every homeowner or construction company or contractor is aware of and interested in.

Experience and Knowledge Does Matter

Only some specialized basement waterproofing companies like DryShield are capable of dealing with such issues. Talking about specialization, DryShield is an Ontario based waterproofing company with the most professional and experienced technicians who have successfully repaired and waterproofed thousands of homes, offices, shops and commercial buildings in Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area.

All of their technicians have undergone specialized training in concrete crack repair, crack injection sealing, basement waterproofing, mould removal, foundation repair, damp proofing and other home repair techniques. They have complete knowledge on how to remove damp spots from walls, fill cracks in concrete foundation and waterproof the whole structure for good. All the Ontario residents and business owners who have availed their basement waterproofing services have never encountered such problems ever again.

Precision Security Australia: Melbourne’s CCTV Installer


Campbellfiield, Victoria Australia, September 22, 2017 — Security cameras are a popular feature to install in homes and businesses in today’s turbulent atmosphere. You never know when you might need to have recordings of what goes on your property. Having a security camera system installed can save you money and even possibly your life.

Due to the nature of security cameras you can’t just install them yourself. Wires need to be run in order to connect the camera to a recorder and often this needs to be done by a professional. Additionally, mounting of security cameras can be extremely difficult if you don’t have the proper equipment. Lastly, setting up your recording system can be complicated and a professional can help you with that.

Precision Security Australia is considered by many to be Melbourne’s leading CCTV installer. The company itself has years of experience to back it. There is also a world class warranty that accompanies service and products provided by Precision Security Australia.

The Precision Security Australia process starts with a free onsite security survey to ensure that we know exactly what you are in need of before we give you a quote. We also provide you with an onsite demonstration of the products that we are going to recommend so that you can see how they work. Then we give you a fair quote that fits within your budget while still giving your home or business the security solution that it needs.

Contact Precision Security Australia today to set up an onsite appointment for a survey and quote.

Baloydi Law
Precision Security Australia
Campbellfiield, Victoria Australia 3061
Phone number: 1300 766 110

Kazema Portable Toilets Named As Finalist in the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2017

Media City, Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017 — Kazema Portable Toilets, one of the leading suppliers of plastic portable toilets, GRP portable toilets and sinks, and other portable sanitation equipment today, this week excitedly announced they have been named a finalist for their entry into the “RSA Customer Focus of the Year Award’ at the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2017.

Gulf_Capital_SME_Finalists_Logo_2017_1.jpgWith all portable products being made from high quality, durable materials that can withstand the demands of sanitation, Kazema Portable Toilets carries a wide variety of ancillary products and accessories designed to assist business owners in earning more.

Now in its 6th year as a regarded small to mid-sized business recognition awards ceremony, the SME Awards proudly identify startups, innovative SMES with exemplary products and services, SMEs which invest in their employees’ environment and customer strategy, and also the visionary entrepreneurs at the helm.

Signature_pic_kazema1_new_with_iso_final.jpg“We’ve created a portable solution that is compatible with any business looking to add depth, expansion, and productivity to their operation,” said Raj, Founder and Owner of Kazema Portable Toilets. “We provide our clients with professional support worldwide that enables them to supply clients locally with our product, as well as harness it for widespread exportation.”

Recognized for their high-stock, ready-to-use durable product today, Kazema Portable Toilets is one of the front-runners for their SME awards category. Kazema beat out hundreds in the category to be regarded as a finalist for their entrepreneurial solution to a problem every person encounters daily.

“We are passionate about our work here at Kazema Portable Toilets, and we are honored to be named a finalist in such a reputable competition,” said Raj. “We want to thank SME for the recognition, and look forward to winning our category.”

For more information, visit:


Kazema Portable Toilets
Suite – 1204, Falcon Towers – B1
Rashidiya, PO Box: 5316, Ajman,
United Arab Emirates
Ph: 00971 6 7407114
Fax: 00971 6 7407124

Bristol Coffee, 100% Arabica Single Origin Coffee Available for Sale

Miami, FL, June 15, 2017 — Bristol Coffee, a family-run business that offers the best quality Nicaraguan, single origin, shade-grown, 100% Arabica coffee is available for sale in the United States through the Bristol Coffee website and on Amazon. Bristol Coffee has no chemical additives or added byproducts such as cocoa or wheat. Bristol Coffee is simply pure Arabica coffee beans which are cultivated, sorted, roasted and packaged in Santa Francisca Romana Estates, located in the shaded hills of San Marcos, Nicaragua. Special care and attention to detail taken during the entire process contribute greatly to Bristol Coffee’s extraordinary fragrance and fine aroma, its full body taste and mild, clean cup.

Santa Romana Estates has been family-operated for four generations since the late 1880’s when the adventuresome Vaughan brothers, Arthur and Marshall, sailed from the Port of Bristol, England, to Nicaragua to grow coffee. They chose San Marcos, Nicaragua for its altitude, which lends itself to the cultivation of quality coffee, and selected the rich soils of what is now known as Santa Francisca Romana Estates due to the plantation’s shady rolling hills and cool climate. Inspired by Arthur and Marshall’s enthusiastic entrepreneurial spirit, their descendants in Nicaragua chose to go beyond just producing some of the country’s best coffee for wholesalers, and are bringing their best selection of Arabica beans directly to you via the Bristol Coffee websiteAmazon, or should you find yourself in Nicaragua, at Bristol Coffee Bar in Granada, Nicaragua.

In addition to producing quality Arabica coffee, Bristol Coffee is committed to the conservation of biodiversity and waterways, as well as ensuring a sustainable livelihood for workers and surrounding communities. Being sustainably minded, Bristol Coffee is proud to be both Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified, which assures products have been sourced from farm to shelf in a sustainable manner. In being strictly shade-grown, Bristol Coffee requires little to no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides as the tree canopies filter carbon dioxide (which contributes to global warming) and aid in soil moisture retention, minimizing erosion. Coffee plantations that are chemically dependent tend to suffer from soil depletion and increased erosion while shade-grown coffee is, for the most part, organic and sustainable. At Santa Francisca Romana, 100% organic compost is used to fertilize our coffee plants, and our coffee varietals are naturally resistant to leaf rust ensuring we don’t use chemical herbicides of any kind.

Bristol Coffee’s product line includes Medium Roast Whole Bean Coffee and Medium Roast Ground Coffee, as well as branded merchandise such as coffee mugs. The flavor of our Medium Roast Coffee is mildly fruity or citrusy, has a delicately sweet aftertaste, balanced acidity, and a smooth finish that is never bitter. It is a medium-bodied coffee with a clean cup. Our coffee is never blended and beans are hand-picked at the peak of ripeness ensuring full flavor and consistency. Expect to see the introduction of Light Roast and Dark Roast Coffee to Bristol Coffee’s product line in the near future.

From June 12th – June 19th, Bristol Coffee is offering a 25% discount for Father’s Day. In addition to the sale, Bristol Coffee is having a fan giveaway on social media – three people who share Bristol Coffee’s post will be selected at random as winners, with each winner to receive a “I love you, dad” coffee mug and a 12 oz. bag of Bristol Coffee’s Medium Roast Ground Coffee.

For additional information on Bristol Coffee please visit our website or email us at

Ligia Vaughan
Bristol Coffee
PO Box 451404 Miami, FL 33245

Consequences of wet basement

Are you exhausted of wet and decay in your basement room? Cannot tolerate the moist odor in your clothes? Obviously, humidity is very unpleasant plus concerning health troubles. Inhaling and exhaling moist air is harmful for your lungs and bronchi. It can bring about hypersensitive effects like cough and running out of breath, sham asthma, pneumonia, etc.

Aside from health troubles, wet foundation will bring about ruining things in the basement room which is generally utilized for storing various things. Lastly, the walls and ground in your house will be defective because of constant moisture in the yard. End that now. Preserve your time and wealth.

Reasons for Wet Foundation

Once neighboring flower gardens and grasslands are drowned, the higher layer of soil gets sucked through and water discovers its passage in the cement cracks. Continuous leakage or seepage can bring about wet basement or even a flooding. Drains can be blocked and water will seep through the ceiling.

A wet basement is effected by surplus water pressure (caused by serious rain or melting snow) that is pushed through cracks in your home’s foundation. This pressure can lead to significant constructional damage to the foundation of your home and will also augment to additional moisture-related troubles, for example, mold and decay. Whether you utilize your basement for additional living space, storage space, or don’t utilize it at all, if you have a constant wet basement, seepage or some amount of flooding, you need to deal with the trouble as it will not go away on its own.

Constant wet basements or water leak troubles can decrease the worth of your home and many realtors warn their customers to repair their basement before putting their home on the market. Long-term water exposure in your basement can lead to foundation decay, mold and water-borne microorganisms to breed in your basement.

DryShield proffers numerous different basement waterproofing and wet basement repair solutions depending on your exact problem. Their technicians begin by determining the cause of the wetness and then suggesting an exterior or interior technique depending on the severity of the leak. We have been repairing basement leaks in Toronto and the surrounding GTA for over 25 years.

DryShield has the resolution for the water in your basement and is glad to help the Toronto area. With over 25 years of repairing and waterproofing wet basements, moist basements, basement leaks and foundation cracks, DryShield’s basement waterproofing practice assisting homeowners and clients in Toronto is incomparable.

Need For Repair of Cracks and Basement Crack Injection

By means of low-pressure crack injection, you can everlastingly repair a basement leak and foundation crack with no unreasonable price and troublemaking excavation.

Cracks in basement walls are common, but they can also be an indication of a weaken wall. It is a trouble that must get solved earlier than you complete your basement. Basement walls facilitate the structure of a home continue to be robust, which is good enough to maintain them correctly preserved while designing a basement upgrade. Water pressure from the earth nearby the foundation, or freezing and melting for the duration of temperature alterations, can lead to basement walls to crack.

While concrete cracks appear to be typical, it is not suggested that they continue to be overlooked. Almost all homeowners discover concrete cracks in their basement, whether on the foundation wall or on the basement floor. They may also identify cracks on the car port floor, courtyard or below-ground pond.

These cracks typically caused by drying degeneration, thermal movement or additional reasons usually are unimportant and result in a small number of troubles. Generally, a foundation crack will broaden with time and result in water seepage or probably the loss of constructional robustness. Foundation and block cracks are not only an ugly thing, but they may hamper the worth of the home.

Fortunately, there is a simple technique to everlastingly repair such cracks with no requirement for costly and disturbing excavation or sewer tile. Poured foundation cracks may be repaired by applying low-pressure injection of a polyurethane or epoxy foam material. For the repair of concrete floor cracks, special epoxies and polyurethanes materials exists, tailor-made for suchlike block repairs.

The use of such materials may be finished by a basement waterproofing contractor or a do-it-yourself landowner. Therefore, the repair of concrete cracks in either the foundation or the block may efficiently and effectively be finished in no more than an hour or extra.

The three basement crack repair and sealing techniques

Not all concrete crack repair techniques in the marketplace are recommended by industry experts. There are three industry standard techniques utilized to repair foundation cracks:

  1. Epoxy crack injection
  2. Polyurethane crack injection
  3. Exterior crack repair

Obviously there are a number of options available to you to fix a crack in your foundation; at the end of the day the decision is yours.