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5 Misconceptions About Basement Waterproofing

Like many other things, there is a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes down to basement waterproofing. Here are just a few that you should know the truth about:

MISCONCEPTION 1: All You Really Need For Your Foundation Wall Is Some Black Tar Paint!

Waterproof paint or black tar applied to your foundation is not the same as waterproofing it. If you are planning to build a new addition to your home or new construction and someone tells you to just use some black paint to waterproof it, it is a myth. While this can keep out some of the vapors, it will not be able to keep your basement dry alone. A waterproofing system works with the help of several different components in order to keep water out and if the water does seep in, provides it with a way out too.

MISCONCEPTION 2: Your Basement Can Still Leak After Basement Waterproofing Has Been Done!

This is an all too common myth that resulted from when only a part of the work is done. Occasionally, a homeowner may request for a leak to be fixed on one side of the basement and does not install a fully functional basement waterproofing system. While the contractor did fix the leak, it is not the same as having the full system installed.

MISCONCEPTION 3: Basement Waterproofing Contractors Will Disappear After The Job Is Done!

While this may have been true in the past, this is no longer the case. Most basement waterproofing companies, including AAA Waterproofing, are established companies with a high level of integrity. Still, like any other service oriented business, you do need to choose your company wisely to ensure you get the quality waterproofing you deserve.

MISCONCEPTION 4: There Is Only One System That Works For Every Basement!

Some will say that only interior systems will work for your needs. Others say it is only exterior systems that will do the job. However, both of these is untrue. Every house and drainage situation is different. Likewise, the system used to waterproof each home will not be the same. That is why it is important to talk with your waterproofing contractor about which system will be best for your home.

MISCONCEPTION 5: You Will Need To Take Out A Second Mortgage In Order To Pay For Basement Waterproofing!

Every job will be different, including the quotes. Really it all comes down to the scope of work. However, we at AAA Waterproofing are dedicated to working with you and finding the most cost effective plan for your waterproofing needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services!

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing on July, 27, 2016