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Why do I need basement waterproofing and what is the process?

Basement with significant water damage.

To safeguard your home investment, it's crucial to take care of every aspect of your home, including the often-overlooked basement. Basement waterproofing is a smart investment that can prevent costly damage, improve indoor air quality, and provide peace of mind. In this blog post, we'll explore why you need basement waterproofing and what's involved in the process.

Why Do You Need Basement Waterproofing?

Prevent Costly Damage:

Water infiltration in your basement can lead to significant structural damage over time. It can weaken the foundation, cause cracks in walls, and compromise the integrity of your home. Basement waterproofing helps to prevent these issues, saving you money on expensive repairs down the road.

Protect Your Belongings:

Many homeowners use their basements for storage. Water damage can ruin your belongings, from family heirlooms to valuable appliances. Waterproofing ensures that your basement remains a dry and safe space for storage.

Healthier Living Environment:

A damp basement can foster mold and mildew growth, which can lead to respiratory problems and other health issues for you and your family. Waterproofing helps maintain a dry and healthy indoor environment, improving the overall air quality of your home.


What's Involved in the Basement Waterproofing Process? Inspection: Our consultant will do a thorough inspection of your basement to identify any existing water issues, such as leaks, cracks, or poor drainage. They will assess the extent of the problem and recommend the appropriate waterproofing solutions. Interior Waterproofing: Interior waterproofing methods focus on managing water that has already entered the basement. If needed we will install a battery backup Blue Angel sump pump and Hyrdaflow drainage system to efficiently collect water from the basement and channel it away. This solution ensures reliable water management, providing protection against potential flooding and water damage in the basement.

Foundation Repair: If cracks or leak issues are identified during the inspection, will also be repaired. Damage to the walls due to water intrusion is repaired using an epoxy-based filler, which effectively seals the cracks and prevents water seepage. To reinforce the wall and provide additional structural support, a carbon fiber strap system can be applied, distributing the load and preventing further crack development. This ensures that the waterproofing efforts are effective in the long term.

As time goes on regular inspection of your basement is best to ensure that no new issues need to be addressed. Periodically do a visual inspection of your basement for new signs of moisture or other damage. Checking your sump pump and performing tests regularly for proper activation and discharge of water is a good practice. Floor drains should not be obstructed or clogged, pour water down each to check that water flows freely. Ensure that the gutters, downspouts, and window wells are clear of debris or obstructions for proper drainage on the exterior of the home. Consider monitoring humidity levels the average range should be between 40 and 60% to maintain healthy conditions. If you aren’t sure about inspecting regularly, you can schedule periodic professional inspections to assess the condition of your basement and any potential issues requiring attention. Basement waterproofing is an investment that pays off in multiple ways. It protects your home from costly damage, preserves your belongings, and provides a healthier living environment. The process involves a comprehensive inspection, followed by the application of appropriate waterproofing methods. By prioritizing basement waterproofing, you're taking a proactive step to safeguard your home and your family's well-being. Don't wait until water damage becomes a problem – act now to keep your basement dry and your home secure. Call us for all of your waterproofing needs at 270.556.7075 or fill out our contact form here.

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