What Is The Difference Between Basement Waterproofers And Plumbers?
When trouble hits, there is always someone you can call to save the day.
For the most part, a homeowner will know when they need a plumber. Maybe the bathtub has backed up and the water won’t drain. Or you could have a leak under the kitchen sink to worry about.
However, when there is water in the basement, who do you call?
While both take care of water leakage, there is an important difference between the two!
Plumbers – These professionals are highly skilled at installing, maintaining, and repairing water delivery and waste systems within your home including fitting pipes, installing fixtures, and making sure your water and sewage drain is working properly.
Additionally, they are prepared to help repair these water supply and drainage systems when they do not work properly which can include unclogging drains, fixing burst or leaking pipes, running toilets, and dripping faucets.
Basement waterproofers – These professionals also deal with water, but not in the same way as plumbers do. A basement waterproofer is tasked with keeping water away from where it does not belong such as your house’s foundation or the basement floor. This can require a basement waterproofer to fix cracks that appear in the basement walls, installing drain tiles, applying waterproofing membranes to the outside of your foundation’s walls.
Additionally, basement waterproofers may also encapsulate crawlspaces, install sump pumps and underground downspout extensions, and setup basement dehumidification systems.
So you have found water in the basement, but which one do you need?
Take a quick look around and see if you can spot any leaking pipes or if you’re the water looks to be coming from a water or bathroom fixture. If the answer is yes, then it is time to call the plumber.
If the answer is no, then there is a good chance you need a basement waterproofer.
When water seems to be originating from a crack in the wall or floor, or comes from a joint area where the floor and wall meet, a basement waterproofer will know what to do. Additionally, they can help with water seepage that comes through the foundation wall or is flowing from a flooded sump basin.
However, if you cannot find the answer to your water leakage, it is still best to contact a basement waterproofer since they are more experienced with finding the source of your water leakage woes.
AAAction Waterproofing has the experience you can trust!
Since 1987, AAAction Waterproofing has been committed to keeping Maryland basements healthy, clean, and dry for homeowners everywhere. 29 years later and we are still just as determined to help you will all of your basement waterproofing needs. Contact us today and you can enjoy a free consultation!