Basement Waterproofing Edgewater Beach
On the southern bank of South River, you can find the communities of Londontowne, Woodland Beach, and Edgewater Beach, suburbs of Annapolis. Londontowne was once a serious rival to Annapolis, but over time Annapolis wound up becoming more economically important and Londontowne started to fade away.
Between its history and its current status, the Edgewater Beach area is home to an interesting mix of new homes and old residences which can trace their history to the Colonial period. It makes the area a great place for visitors and locals alike to explore and see what’s still surviving from older eras. However, while old architecture is great to look at, it can take a lot of effort to restore an old building and bring it up to today’s standards. No matter how new or old a building is, basement waterproofing in Edgewater Beach will always be important.
Time Waits For No Foundation
Building foundations can last a long time, especially if they’re attached directly to the bedrock beneath, but at the same time, nothing lasts forever. The ground is always slowly eroding away over time, and floods only hurry the process along. Between the soil settling beneath a foundation and lateral earth pressures, foundations and basement walls inevitably crack, and these cracks aren’t always easy to spot. However, if water manages to get into a crack, it can quickly make that crack worse as it expands and contracts with the temperature.
This potential water damage is one of the big reasons why a lot of time and effort always goes into making basements and buildings as waterproof as possible. For example, the backfill that surrounds modern basement walls uses gravel and sand instead of finer materials like clay because gravel lets water flow right through instead of soaking it up and expanding. Not only does this make it less likely for water to find a crack in the wall, it also makes those cracks less likely to appear since the backfill resists lateral earth pressure.
Save Now Or Pay Later
At AA Action Waterproofing, we encourage homeowners and landowners to take preventive measures when it comes to basement waterproofing in Edgewater Beach or anywhere else in the Chesapeake Bay area. When the problem is still small, you won’t need to pay as much money to fix it, and it’s more likely that you won’t even need a professional service to get the job done.
If you notice water getting into your basement, the solution could turn out to be much easier than you’d expect. Often enough, the problem is a leaky pipe, or high humidity condensing in a cool basement. You can fix these issues by replacing the pipe and putting in a dehumidifier, and by doing so early you can prevent water damage or a mold outbreak.
Then again, the problem could also turn out to be more serious than you expected, and in these cases you definitely need to deal with it early. If not, you can expect to pay a lot more later on. Basement waterproofing in Edgewater Beach and other communities near bodies of water often includes installing sump pumps, which prevent the groundwater from rising high enough to reach the building’s foundation.
The Value Of Expertise
AA Action Waterproofing helps property owners throughout Maryland and even many neighboring states: we also serve parts of Virginia, D.C., Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Not only can we help with basement waterproofing in Edgewater Beach, we also offer crawlspace encapsulations, foundation repairs and replacements, mold remediation, and more. We also offer consultation services for new construction work,
Our company has been in business for over three decades, and in all that time we’ve never seen a basement, crawlspace, or foundation we couldn’t handle. Whether you need a major repair or just an experienced eye to provide you with a thorough inspection, you can count on us to deliver.
In fact, our initial estimate is always free and carries no obligation, so even if you aren’t sure whether you need help, you can come to us. We’ll let you know how much it may cost you to waterproof your basement before you have to pay anything, and we’ll put our estimate in writing so you know we’ll stand by our word.