Whether you are tired of cleaning up after leaks, worried about mold growth, or want to take precautionary measures, there is always a good reason to waterproof your basement. Below are some of the most common waterproofing methods to choose from.
Waterproofing methods that involve different types of sealants are usually the most popular. These methods include sealing cracks with concrete, caulk or epoxy injections, and using waterproofing paint to seal basement walls and floors. Depending on the materials, some may argue that most sealing is only a temporary solution. At best, sealing can help stop moisture once you take care of any underlying problems. You should ask a professional about which sealing options are best for your home.
Sometimes the best way to keep water out of your basement is by redirecting the flow of it first. If you don’t already have a drain in your basement, a waterproofing contractor can have one drilled in and installed at the lowest point. But if that’s not enough, then maybe the grade of your property or your foundation is the issue. But keep in mind, some foundation repairs can be expensive.
Lastly, a sump pump is an indispensable piece of equipment for any basement. Your sump pump is your best defense against flooding because it goes the heavy lifting of carrying moisture out and away from your basement. Most sump pumps come at a reasonable price and don’t take long to install. The only drawback is that sump pumps are not much help against any surface moisture or condensation, such as in your walls, that may cause mold. But with regular checking and proper maintenance, your sump pump will last you for years.
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, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.