If you have problems with moisture accumulating in your basement, you may want to consider waterproofing. Basement waterproofing helps to keep excess moisture out so that you don’t have to worry about water damage and possible home foundation problems. Here are four basement waterproofing options for your home.
This method typically involves drilling a hole in the foundation and installing a drain or sump pump to collect water and move it out of the home. In addition to this, it is recommended to also install a vapor barrier that will protect your basement from condensation. Drainage systems start at about $2000 and varies depending on what features you want to add.
Out of all the basement waterproofing options, this one tends to be the most controversial. Some say that is more of a temporary fix, while others say it works great. The best option is to use a cement-based sealant that is put across the floors and walls, crystallizing with the concrete to prevent leaks. The prices ranges from $4-$8 per square foot.
If done properly, this method is considered to be the most effective according to many contractors. With excavation, a drain is installed underground that collects excess water before it can even enter the home. While effective, it is quite expensive and takes a while. An excavation job can range anywhere from $20,000 – $30,000 on average, depending on the landscaping of your home and how much digging is required.
Some contractors consider this option to be a temporary fix as well. An epoxy injection is injected into already existing cracks in walls and the home foundation. The epoxy injection is meant to repair cracks and restore it back to its original strength before the damage took place. It is important to know why the cracks have occurred when using this method because if you don’t address the cause, the concrete could crack again.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today For Your Waterproofing Needs
Whether you need a new sump pump installed or want to waterproof your entire basement, contact All Aspect Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.