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Foundation Crack

How Carbon Fiber Foundation Crack Reinforcement Really Works

Most houses and buildings are supported by foundations that rely on a solid base. Unfortunately though, external lateral pressures against the foundation can force the wall inward, resulting in severe cracking and tilting. Read along to learn how the professionals at Boccia use carbon fiber to fix a foundation crack.

Sump Pump

Why a Sump Pump is at the Heart of Modern-Day Living

It would shock most people if they found out how much we rely on sump pumps in daily situations. In fact, that’s because there is water in the ground in many of our projects’ locations. So, when installing a structure, any excess water must be removed to avoid flooding—and a sump pump is how it gets done.

French Drain

What is a French Drain System, and How does it Work?

A French drain system, otherwise referred to as a sub-floor drainage system or pressure relief system, is a perforated pipe installed below the basement floor slab. The pipe is wrapped in a filter screen and set in a drainage envelope, creating a void that’s less dense than the surrounding soil.

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Why Do Basements In Queens New York Flood?

Buildings and homes located in Queens, New York have unique characteristics that increase their risk of basement leaks.  Saturated wet soil conditions exist under many basements within the Queens county borders. These wet soil conditions existed long before Queens was developed into the populous county that it is now, from when it was woods and farm land. The foundations of the homes and buildings that were since developed were installed on these wet parcels of land. Unfortunately, the typical basement that was constructed is susceptible to water leaks through the floors and walls as minimal work was performed to protect against basement water leaks. Fortunately, there are means and methods to waterproof the basements of the houses and buildings in Queens that are efficient, effective and most importantly, affordable. Sub-floor drainage systems sometimes called French drainage systems offer a long-term solution by removing the water from the soil under and

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Why Do Basements Flood On Long Island?

Long Island New York is exactly what the name implies – an Island surrounded by water. This water is one of the reasons people choose to live and work on Long Island and construct their homes and buildings. But the price they pay for living on Long Island is the water that saturates the ground underneath and around their basements. Hydrostatic pressure will build around a basement that is situated in a ground where excessive water is present. This condition is aggravated during periods of heavy rains which adds to the water in the ground. The concurrence of heavy snow and rain on saturated soil often leads to water leaks, puddles and flooding in Long Island basements, destroying furnishings and belongings and commonly leading to elevated molds that create an unhealthy environment. Wet basements in Long Island are a common occurrence causing havoc to property owners and their valuable basements.

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BRICK, PARAPET & LINTEL REPLACEMENT

Cracks in Brick Houses and Buildings

From the fairy tale of the three little pigs, we have an image of masonry houses being invincible. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth.  Brick façades do not last forever and require maintenance. Steel lintels which are commonly found over most windows and doors on houses and buildings will rust when exposed to weather. When steel rusts it expands many times its original size which cracks the brickwork around it. Making the situation worse, if these issues are not addressed, the rusting steel can heave and dislodge entire parapet walls on buildings and create bowed walls on houses. It is important to address cracks in brick work and replace any elements of rusting steel lintels before conditions worsen. Brick replacement, steel lintel replacement, and brick pointing is routinely required on brick buildings to keep them in sound and safe condition.  Boccia Inc. has been building and repairing brick buildings

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Grading and Pitch Problems

Is It Raining More Than Before?

During the last 30 years of investigating water intrusion issues, I’ve heard people proclaim countless times, it’s raining more now than ever.  I’ve also seen the headlines declare that global warming is causing more precipitation.  So, is it true? Is it actually raining more, and if so, by how much? Data provided by the National Weather Service indicates it is indeed raining more.  Since 2000, rainfall rates in New York City exceeded the average rainfall of 42 inches, 12 of the 16 years.  In 2011, the rainfall rate reached almost 73 inches, 78% more than the average rainfall rate. More concerning though is the increasing frequency and intensity of high-volume storms.  The number of 2-inch rainfalls has sharply increased since the turn of the century.  The 20-year storm is happening at a frequency of 5 to 7 years. These heavier rain storms are punctuated by the historical hurricanes of Harvey,

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Foundation Crack Repair Long Island

Foundation Wall Cracks

Why Do I Have Cracks in My Foundation Wall Foundation wall cracks occur for a number of reasons and can be expected to be observed in most typical basements. They are usually the result of foundation settling or shrinkage and are likely to be found in the vicinity of basement windows. Ordinarily they wouldn’t be much larger than the thickness of a dime and always travel the complete height of the wall.

Drench Warfare Down Below

Drench Warfare Down Below

By Gary Dymski No sooner did I step through the doorway of the tool rental department at The Home Depot in South Setauket than the man behind the counter said: “If you’re looking for submersible pumps, we’re all out.” This was a couple of weeks ago, when rainstorms and melting snow deposited water into many Long Island basements. Tool rental centers were deluged with customers looking to pump out their basements. “It was crazy here,” said Ed Mondini, owner of Gold Star Rental in Centereach. “Pumps were coming and going pretty quick. As fast as people returned them, we sent them out again.”

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What is a French Drain? Are French Drains Useful on Long Island?

A French drain is the generic term often used to describe a drainage system installed at the base of the foundation wall.  Though a French drain can be installed outside, that often requires large excavations including the removal of driveways, patios and landscaping which can be very costly.  Also, piping installed outside can be damaged due to the large overlying dirt loads.  For these reasons, the interior French drain has become increasing more popular due to its tremendous success at resolving basement waterproofing problems and is the focus of this article.

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