Top Steps For Effective Basement Waterproofing
Every inch of your home needs to be in the best possible condition in order to keep it in good working order and also to keep your family safe. Things like insulation, roofing, plumbing, and more will all have a major impact on what you get out of your home, but at AA Action Waterproofing we think it’s important that you don’t overlook another piece of the puzzle – your basement.
Basement waterproofing will help prevent against mold problems, moisture issues, structural rot, and much more. And it’s not that difficult to take steps to waterproof it in the least. The key is to perform preventative waterproofing instead of waiting until damage already exists. There are a few things that can help with the process.
- Slope – Take a look at the way your property is graded. Is it funneling water directly towards your basement walls? If so, you may need to consider changing the slope to some degree.
- Drains – Things like French drains and other similar drainage installations around the perimeter of your home can help direct water away from the basement walls and keep your home dry.
- Waterproofing Walls – To truly protect basement walls, technicians apply a coating of rubber-like material to the exterior and place special insulated boards over it. This helps seal out the moisture and provides maximum protection to your home.
- Interior Considerations – Finally, it’s important to look inside the basement itself as well. Things like leaking pipes or other interior sources of water may be leading to increased humidity inside, and need to be dealt with as a final source of waterproofing.
If you’ll keep these four basic steps in mind you should be able to get the best results from your basement waterproofing. Our team of professional waterproofers can help determine what needs to be done and how to get the best results from it, so don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.