One of the best ways to keep moisture outside of your basement is to have it waterproofed from the interior. There are several methods that a professional will use to prevent leaks and water damage.
A vapor barrier is a sheet of foil or polyethylene plastic that goes inside of the walls between the insulation and drywall. It is designed to block condensation that can lead to mold and water damage. While a vapor barrier is a great preventative measure, it won’t be able to keep your basement one-hundred percent dry on its own. You want to make sure that you have it combined with other waterproofing options. But in general, vapor barriers are a wise precaution to install in any part of your home.
The basement essential, the sump pump will do all of the heavy lifting to get rid of water in your basement. First, your contractor will have to install strategically-placed pipes that will channel excess water to drain into your basement’s sump pit. From there, your sump pump will get to work pumping the water out and away from your property. If you ever have any doubts about how effectively your basement is waterproofed, always check the sump pump. It should be the lowest thing in the basement, have no signs of rust or damage, and have no issues with its battery or other power source. It’s a good idea to give your sump pump regular inspections and maintenance checks.
One of the best ways to waterproof your basement from the interior is through sealing. This includes filling small cracks with an epoxy injection, patching leaky pipes, or a layer of waterproofing paint. Many contractors disagree as to weather sealing alone is just a temporary solution. For this reason, it’s important to make sure that you cover your bases. Any larger cracks should be sealed with concrete, and your foundation should be checked to make sure that the cracks are not a sign of structural problems. Otherwise, using a combination of waterproofing methods will protect your basement from excess moisture.
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