Dry Solutions to Fit Any Basement Moisture Problem
At AA Action Waterproofing, we have seen hundreds of factors that can contribute to basement flooding for Maryland residents. These can range vastly from outright floods that impact the entire coastal region and marshlands, to natural moisture collection that leads to standing water. Although many environmental factors may seem as though they are out of a person’s control, there are still actions that can be taken to prevent damages and lessen the impact on the home.
Taking Control Of The Environment
In many cases, the actual environment of the property and the structure of the home can figure greatly in to how we tailor solutions for basement waterproofing with each individual home. This can also include such variables as:
- Proximity to a floodplain or storm surge region
- Location of the structure on a slope
- Nearby streams and other smaller bodies of water
- Average regional water tables
These points can all influence the extent of engineering that goes into a basement waterproofing solution.
One of the most basic answers that can apply to nearly any home is foundational repair and reinforcement. Regardless of the environmental variables, cracks in the foundation can also let in groundwater and rainfall, and can create structural impairment to the home. These issues will also become worse if they are not attended to, since water trapped in the concrete will freeze and expand.
Perimeter drainage solutions to basement moisture problem can be highly applicable to a number of environmental factors, since it can redirect excess flow away from the home and thus keep the basement dry. Although internal drainage systems and pumps may be necessary for chronic internal moisture collection, these systems can also be applicable for cases of overland flooding and storm surge, since they reduce the potential for standing water by providing an outlet.
Taking The Right Action
These considerations are another reason why it is necessary to contact professional help when considering preventive or interventive action for basement waterproofing. At AA Action Waterproofing, we can evaluate your environmental and structural conditions, and figure out the most effective plan for keeping the home safe and the basement dry. Contacting us before a problem occurs can also mean that a potential disaster of damage may be averted.