Signs You Need Basement Waterproofing Services

Posted on: 13 May 2021

Basement waterproofing services can give you peace of mind about basement moisture and all the structural problems and creepy crawlies that it could bring. But you may have put basement waterproofing on the back burner with all the other home improvement projects that you haven't gotten to yet because they're not a priority.

Here are some signs that you need to get basement waterproofing services now.

1. You've had mold problems

Sometimes, a mold problem elsewhere in your home can be traced back to an excessive humidity level in your home. To keep the problem from coming back after mold remediation, you'll have to deal with the sources of that excess humidity. The basement can often be one of these sources since dampness can creep through concrete foundation walls and then infiltrate the rest of your house from there.

Basement waterproofing services can help you keep this encroaching moisture out so that you'll finally be able to control the humidity levels in your home.

2. You want to finish your basement

Finishing your basement can often give you a much larger living space, without as much expense as pouring a foundation and constructing an addition. However, basement flooding is a real issue, and you'll want to deal with any potential for water incursions before you start building the space out.

Two types of basement waterproofing include using sealants to stop water before it gets all the way through a basement wall, and exterior waterproofing to stop water before it starts to seep through the wall. Either of these can be used to protect your future basement living space from water damage.

3. Your foundation walls are showing moisture damage

In some cases, the foundation itself can become damaged by water incursions. For example, concrete foundation walls can become damaged after water seeps in and causes the concrete to expand or contract. The concrete can crack and suffer other types of damage such as shifting. 

As you can imagine, foundation walls that are cracking and shifting can spell very bad news for your home. You may need foundation repairs once you notice damage to your foundation walls. And you'll definitely want to get waterproofing work done as well to prevent further damage.

As you can see, basement waterproofing projects can sometimes become an important next step in your homeowning journey. For more information, get in touch with a company like All Dry Basement Systems to discuss the types of waterproofing available.


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