When it comes to waterproofing your basement, there are smarts ways to waterproof and common mistakes in basement waterproofing. In this blog, we'll cover how best to prevent water problems in your basement, but if you're already facing a water issue, follow this link:
“You Found Water in your Basement, Now What?”
Let’s start with why it’s important to waterproof your basement in the first place.
Did you know that 98% of basements in the United States will experience some kind of water damage during their lifespan? Because basements and crawl spaces are below ground level, they are natural magnets for taking on water. Additionally, as a house settles over time, cracks can occur in the foundation walls, and water can seep in through these cracks.
To prepare for this possibility, waterproofing your basement walls and crawl spaces is the most effective way to ensure that standing water and high moisture do not cause a host of problems such as high moisture, mold, structural problems, or damage to stored items.
Beyond preventing water issues, the benefits of basement waterproofing can also include:
Plus, when you take preventative measures and waterproof ahead of an issue, you are saving yourself money. Having to fix the problem after water has caused extensive damage will certainly cost more than prevention.
If you suspect a water issue, it's always best to contact an expert. There are ways to approach, or even fix, the issue, but when it comes to water, it is recommended to let one of our waterproofing experts take a look.
If you want to approach the problem yourself, here’s what you can do to try to stop it:
What NOT to do:
At Thompson Brothers, our goal is to provide a full-spectrum approach to waterproofing your basement. This gives you the peace of mind that we are inspecting your basement or crawl space thoroughly, assessing if there are any issues, and taking the proper steps to both prevent water from entering through potential “weak” areas of your home, or resolving any existing issues.
We offer both exterior and interior basement waterproofing. We can also waterproof basements based on construction type and needs, to fix leaky basements, or seal them off against future leaks or flooding.
Additionally, we offer crawl space waterproofing solutions that can be paired together or used individually such as:
Call us today to learn more about how the waterproofing experts at Thompson Brothers can help with all of your basement or crawl space waterproofing needs.
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