The Need for Customized Basement Waterproofing

by | Mar 17, 2015 | Roofing Contractors

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It doesn’t matter if you use your basement for storage, utility or you use it for an alternative living space, one thing that you don’t want to have in your basement is an excessive amount of moisture. Unfortunately, this can be a significant problem, especially for older homes. In these cases, you may want to contact a company that can handle Customized Basement Waterproofing.

The first thing to understand is that when it comes to waterproofing, the amount of moisture that is coming in through the basement walls is going to determine what measures are used to properly waterproof the basement. In some cases, excessive amounts of moisture can enter a basement and lead to standing water. In other situations, your basement may have a problem with mold and mildew because small but disruptive amounts of moisture are getting in through your basement walls. Regardless of the situation, you’ll want to have the situation taken care of so that your basement can be moisture free for whatever purposes you utilize your basement space.

In some cases, eliminating small amounts of moisture is as simple as coating the basement walls with a waterproof sealer. This can come in the form of a clear liquid or in some cases, it can be in the form of a paint primer. Unfortunately, if your moisture incursion in the basement is more significant, it may require more invasive measures to eliminate the problem.

In some cases, water from the soil surrounding the exterior of your basement walls may be coming in through the wall itself. In these situations, the steps to waterproof your basement may be more involved. This could involve covering the exterior of your basement walls with a waterproof membrane. It may also include grading the property around your home to keep water moving away from your home rather than backing up to your basement walls. In some extreme situations, you may actually have to replace your basement walls if the damage is significant enough.

As you can see, when it comes to Customized Basement Waterproofing, there are many different approaches. The approach that the waterproofing company takes for your basement will depend on the situation. That’s why it’s best to contact a waterproofing company to see what can be done to eliminate the moisture issue once and for all.

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