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How Does Basement Waterproofing Work?

How Does Basement Waterproofing Work?There are a lot of things you should do to keep your Maryland home in top shape, and one is to consider taking the steps to keep your basement dry. Maryland homes experience a significant amount of precipitation each year – around 3 to 4 inches per month. That means that you can’t ignore waterproofing your basement to protect against rot, mold growth, and other issues.

Here at AA Action Waterproofing, we realize that many Maryland residents don’t fully understand how the process works or what to expect from it. With that in mind, we think it’s time to change that with a brief explanation as to what you will likely experience when you take the time to waterproof your basement.

  • The first step will be diagnosing issues. If there are already leaks in the basement, a team will work to identify the source of those leaks. If no leaks exist, the waterproofer will identify potential issues that need to be addressed to prevent them in the future. Things like waterproofing the basement walls, foundation repair, and even drainage related steps are all reviewed here.
  • Next, you’ll get an explanation as to what steps are recommended, what they’ll involve, and what they’ll cost as well as why they’re necessary. Once you approve the process, the team will schedule a start date and get going.
  • The waterproofing of basement walls is a straightforward process. A membrane is applied to the exterior of the basement walls, along with a barrier that helps keep moisture out. This membrane will flex and shift along with the walls in order to provide maximum protection.
  • Grading property could be done to help shed water away from a home, and installation of drainage solutions could take place as well to help block all additional water from entering the basement.

It’s important that you decide to take the steps above before you notice a problem. By the time you see a leak or moisture building up inside the home, it’s usually too late to avoid larger expenses and repairs. A bit of prevention goes a long way towards saving you time, money, and stress, and the process of waterproofing is easier than most people realize. Take the time to look into it for yourself and you might realize that it’s something you need to do for your home.

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing on May, 05, 2015