What To Expect With Basement Waterproofing
Here at AA Action Waterproofing we know basement waterproofing is not a one size fits all solution. Depending on the problems with your house and the extent of moisture and damage, our certified waterproofing contractors may choose a variety of methods to address your issues. These methods range in cost and complexity, but it is good to know what these methods are before we inspect your home.
Waterproof Paint and Primer
A common method recommended by our experts for basement waterproofing is waterproof paints and primers. Paints and primers seal concrete walls, flooring, and the ceiling, creating a barrier against moisture leakage from porous surfaces and protects against various vapors and gases. Paint and primer is recommended for newer basements and to refresh the look of finished basements. It is generally recommended for all basements but does not solve major water leakage problems.
Cracking appears in concrete foundation walls often as a result of house settling and shifting. Cracks can range in size from hairline to full on crumbling. In the case of smaller cracks, our waterproofing expert might recommend a crack filler made with epoxy or polyurethane. Crack injections can provide an easy solution to problems with leakage but may only be a temporary fix for a larger problem.
Exterior excavation is a solution employed when water damage is severe and negatively impacting the structural integrity of the house. Exterior excavation involves excavating the land around the home, installing new drainage tiles, and grading the land away from the house. This is a big project that can be very intimidating but provides dramatic results. Our experts at AA Action Waterproofing will guide you through the process and make sure that you understand what is involved.
Water management is a less invasive solution to major water damage. Basically water management involves removing part of the basement floor to install new drainage and a new sump pump. This is not recommended in all homes because tearing up the basement floor can lead to issues with structural integrity. That is why it is crucial you hire a certified contractor like our experts at AA Action Waterproofing to guide you through the process.
These are some of the most common methods that will be recommended by our experts at AA Action Waterproofing. Some of these solutions may be recommended together. Waterproofing your basement can seem overwhelming giving the variety of options, but you can trust the experts at AA Action Waterproofing to keep you informed on the best options for your home.