Keep Pests Out With Basement Waterproofing
It’s no secret that wet basements can lead to bugs and even rodents. It’s bad enough when you run into many-legged creepy crawlies like centipedes, silverfish, and beetles outside in your yard. But it’s doubly bad when these unwanted insect critters show up inside your home. Maryland’s rich ecosystem allows a variety of such creatures to thrive in all seasons. However, in colder weather these insect pests are notorious for sneaking into the dark, damp, and hidden recesses of your home. This is especially true if there are cracks or crevices in your home’s foundation, which represent an easy way in for a variety of opportunistic house “guests.”
The best way to prevent silverfish, centipedes, and other unwanted insect visitors from comfortably wintering over in your basement is to effectively reduce the levels of moisture that make your home such a desirable bug vacation spot in the first place. While some bugs are naturally drawn to the the dank and damp of your basement, other bugs will stop by in order to eat these moisture-loving insect migrants. So a combination of easy-access cracks and crevices in your foundation walls and basement floor, coupled with the moist, humid conditions of your basement air, basically serve as an open invitation to all sorts of bugs to move in and make themselves at home.
To prevent basement-loving bugs and the insect predators that hunt them, start by sealing off any cracks, crevices, or holes in your basement walls and flooring. Of course, it’s best to let a qualified concrete repair expert perform these repairs, since such cracks and holes can be symptoms of more serious underlying issues. The next step to to ensure a watertight basement that is free of excess moisture and humidity. Again, this is best accomplished with the help of a qualified professional.
The waterproofing experts at AA Action Waterproofing can help you achieve a bug-proof basement. In addition to performing necessary repairs to your basement waterproofing, the qualified professionals at AA Action Waterproofing can offer you a variety of drainage options, waterproofing solutions, and industrial-quality dehumidifiers to keep your basement dry and bug free for good.