Waterproofing Frequently Asked Questions
Should I use Fiberglass insulation in my basement?
Absolutely not. Moisture problems in basements have lead experts to recommend against using fiberglass batt or blanket insulation in a basement. The traditional method is no longer recommended because of excessive problems with mold, mildew, decay, rot and degradation of indoor air quality. To maintain its long term effectiveness, fiberglass should not be exposed to high-moisture conditions – such as a damp basement.
Why use GLC Waterproofing instead of our Competitors?
Here at GLC we use the best products available to fix the problem and because we have 30 years experience in waterproofing and masonry, and the GLC owner supervises every job site, not like other companies who send sub contractors to do the job.
Does Waterproof Paint Stop Water From Seeping Into The Basement?
There is no magic paint that could stop water flowing into a basement. GLC will stop the water flow that is directed into your basement and redirect the water away from your house.
What Health Effects and Symptoms Are Associated With Mold Exposure?
When moisture problems occur and mold growth results, building occupants may begin to report odors and a variety of health problems, such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms; all of these symptoms could potentially be associated with mold exposure.
All molds have the potential to cause health effects. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxins that may cause reactions in humans. The types and severity of symptoms depend, in part, on the types of mold present, the extent of an individual’s exposure, the ages of the individuals, and their existing sensitivities or allergies.
Mold is a Growing Problem and a Major Concern
- Allergic Reactions Asthma
- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
- Irritant Effects Opportunistic Infections
Does fiberglass cause cancer?
In 1992, the government declared that fiberglass dust is “reasonable anticipated” to cause cancer. Like asbestos, fibrous glass is potentially lethal only when its most microscopic fibers become airborne and are inhaled. Fiberglass insulation should be enclosed in walls where the fibers will not become airborne or installed in non-habitable spaces.
What is drywall, sheetrock & gypsum?
Gypsum, better known as sheetrock or drywall, is composed of dihydrous calcium sulfate (gypsum) sandwiched between two layers of paper. Gypsum contains large amounts of water bound in crystalline form; 10 square feet of gypsum board contains over 2 quarts of water. By weight the compound is 21% water, but by volume it is nearly 50% water.
What is greenboard drywall?
Greenboard drywall has only two differences from regular drywall: 1) greenboard drywall has a water-resistant paper covering on one side, and 2) the paper covering for greenboard drywall is green. The gypsum material sandwiched between two paper coverings is the same.
Should I be concerned about mold?
YES! Joining asbestos, lead and PCB’s, mold in homes has captured the public’s attention as a major health hazard requiring special care.
How is a GLC Waterproofing different from other basement finishing systems that are on the market?
The panels used in the GLC Waterproofing Finishing System are made of an environmentally friendly, fire-resistant, waterproof and mold-resistant material. In addition, these panels provide excellent strength and insulation; making GLC Waterproofing the best product to withstand common basement conditions.