02 Feb What is Basement Waterproofing?
Waterproofing can be described as a broad term which comprises of making the basement watertight, ensuring that there is no moisture in the basement walls. The coverings and sealants used for this cover up any cracks and crevices and provide complete protection to the interior of the home and its contents.
This method is usually applied when there are signs of water seepage or leakage in your residence. It aims to resolve any problems that may occur due to moisture infiltration into your basement area through leaks, cracks, condensation etc.
Before going for a basement waterproofing process, one has to check the foundation of the house and whether it is strong enough to withstand any pressure from heavy appliances which might be placed after the process. Basement waterproofing can be done through either injection method or by applying a membrane over the walls. Injection type uses polyurethane foam while a flexible membrane is used for exterior waterproofing. Both these methods ensure no water enters your basement and provide complete protection against flooding and dampness.
Injection type uses polyurethane foam for cracks, below slab systems and more for interior waterproofing while a flexible membrane is used for exterior waterproofing. Both these methods ensure no water enters your basement and provide complete protection against flooding and dampness.
One can find a host of companies online who offer different kinds of solutions for stabilizing ground moisture levels, preventing water from seeping in. You need to go through the testimonials and customer reviews about a particular company before going ahead with their services as they vary from one another on certain grounds like cost, time taken etc.
Why should you opt for basement waterproofing?
If you have a leaking or broken foundation, it can lead to a number of problems like mold growth, cracking and extensive damage to the overall structure. Basement waterproofing ensures that water leakage is stopped from reaching your walls preventing any major damages as well as ensuring no dampness in the air which can cause respiratory problems.
In addition, if there are small cracks leading to seepage, then these methods ensure that those are sealed too without causing an obstruction in daily activities at home. There could also be other reasons such as high groundwater levels due to which cracks and leaks could occur and infiltration of rainwater can lead to increased humidity so this method helps avoid all such situations by providing complete waterproofing.
With basement waterproofing, you can avoid such problems and ensure peace of mind that the safety and security of your home is not at risk.
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