Basement Waterproofing Lake Shore
Sitting on the peninsula it does, Lake Shore, Maryland doesn’t sit along a lake shore so much it sits along the shore of Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. Located in easy driving distance of Annapolis, the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, and downtown Baltimore itself, Lake Shore manages to combine the convenience of a suburb with the river access of a summer getaway.
But not everything about living in Lake Shore is good news. Living right along Chesapeake Bay means living with a certain amount of humidity every day, and not everyone is a fan. Flooding is a possibility to watch for, especially when a hurricane or a tropical storm manages to climb north along the coast. That’s why it’s important for residents (at least those with basements) to make sure they have the best basement waterproofing in Lake Shore.
Basements Don’t Stay Safe Forever
When it comes to basement waterproofing in Lake Shore or anyplace else you’d care to mention, most of the waterproofing happens during the initial construction. The construction company surrounds the basement walls and foundation with compacted gravel, offering a stable surface that also lets water pass right through it instead of soaking it up and then swelling up. You can also usually find a perforated pipe down there that leads to the local storm drain system.
Other waterproofing methods include the rain gutters on roofs, a slight slope in the ground that keeps water from pooling against the side of the house, and a water-resistant coating on the outside of the basement’s concrete walls.
However, all of these methods can fail if you neglect them. Gutters can clog, water-resistant coatings can wear off, and the underground drainage can clog up with dirt and silt or else get overwhelmed by a rising water table. Even the ground can settle in a way that gets rid of the slope, or else someone can put in a garden and not understand this fact.
What AA Action Waterproofing Can Do For You
Here at AA Action Waterproofing, we can help improve your basement at any step along the process. If you need to understand more about basement waterproofing in Lake Shore, we offer consultation services for new building construction, and we can also work with current homeowners and landowners to analyze the current waterproofing systems and offer some ideas on how to improve things.
We can also help out even if it’s too late to stop water from getting into your basement or foundation. We can repair foundations to fix up cracks and replace weakened concrete, and we also remediate the mold outbreaks that frequently come along with water in the basement. We’re hardly straying far from our name, either, since the first step to any foundation repair or mold remediation is improving the waterproofing so that the problem doesn’t reappear later.
Why Hire The Professionals?
Basement waterproofing in Lake Shore or in any other town is one of the hardest things you can do on your own, or at least some parts of it are. Some of the steps, such as cleaning out your gutters and installing a dehumidifier downstairs are easy enough, but you can’t simply use an epoxy or a concrete patch on the inside of your basement wall to fix everything. It may give you a few months or even a couple years to find a better solution, but it’s not stopping water from getting into the basement walls from the outside.
AA Action Waterproofing has the experience, the expertise, and the tools it takes to get a basement waterproofing job done right. And not only do we serve Baltimore and the greater Baltimore area, we also offer our services to the rest of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, D.C., and northern Virginia. If you live in any of these areas, you can contact us today to arrange for a free initial inspection and work estimate.
Our company has been in business for just around 30 years now, and in all that time we haven’t come across a single basement, foundation, or crawlspace that was beyond our ability to help. So whether you’re acting early to prevent water damage to your basement or whether you’re acting late to repair it, you should feel free to contact us as soon as possible.