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Sep

Basement waterproofing

The basement of a house is one of the most problematic areas. The basement is prone to water leakage, moisture accumulation, and even flooding. This can lead to cracked and damaged walls, the growth of mold and rotting wood. It could even lead to more serious problems such as an unstable foundation.

Basement waterproofing is the solution to all these problems. Waterproofing is essential when the basement is below ground level, particularly in areas where ground water will raise the water table.

Professional basement waterproofing contractors can find the cause of the leak, clean it and waterproof it by using one of the following methods.

Interior Sealants

Interior sealants are used to seal the cracks in the concrete foundation. The concrete foundation is the most common entry point for water. The interior sealant is used as a temporary means to keep the basement dry. It helps in controlling the spread of moisture to the floors and walls of the basement and contains it from spilling to the other parts of the house. Unfortunately, interior sealants cannot fix major leaks in the basement.

Exterior basement waterproofing

This is the most effective means to waterproof basements. Exterior basement waterproofing prevents water from entering the basement. As a result, there is no major structural damage to your house.

This is achieved by excavation around the house right to the bottom of the foundation. The walls are then sealed using polymer. Polymer is known to be an efficient waterproof material. When the walls are waterproofed, water is directed down to a drain system.

Interior and Exterior Drainage

Interior water drainage helps avoid water buildup in the basement. Another popular basement waterproofing method is called interior water drainage. It can help avoid water build-up in the basement area by making a drainage system. A sump pump is placed inside the basement. It collects water from inside and pumps it out of the house. This system of basement waterproofing is an effective means of keeping water out of the house. It keeps the basement dry and airtight. Mold and mildew will not get a chance to accumulate. You need to ensure that the pump can run on an isolated electric system in case of a power outage.

Call for Basement Waterproofing Services

At Ed’s Painting & Construction, we provide services to ensure wet basements are a thing of the past. Our team will modify your basement with the latest waterproofing material to combat the problem. We can also install a dehumidifier to eliminate the issue of condensation and groundwater swelling. If a wet basement is an issue you are experiencing.

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