Your whole home rests on your basement! The walls and structural support beams in your basement really do support the rest of your home. So it would help if you did everything you could to protect the integrity of your basement structures. This is where basement waterproofing comes in. If your basement floods or feels damp or musty, you might have mold growth or damp wood, leading to rot over time. Water can get into your home quickly and through tiny cracks or pinholes, making them bigger over time. A sump pump can help prevent any water from sitting, which will keep your basement dry and comfortable and protect the structure of your home.
How Does A Sump Pump Help?
Extra Layer of Protection for Walls & Floors
After a storm, standing water in your basement can cause damage to the floors and walls in your basement. Sump pumps are installed in a pit below the ground level of your floor. This means they start pumping water out of your basement before it even gets to your walls. Water also won’t have a chance to sit, meaning your floors will dry out quicker as well.
Protects the Integrity of Your Home
Most water damage comes from the ground around the foundation of your home. This can be challenging, especially during winter when the ground freezes and expands. When soil starts to thaw in the spring, it can cause buckles or cracks in your home’s foundation. Sump pumps will move water from your basement to a pit further away on your property, making the soil around your foundation dryer.
Protection When You Need It
So, what happens during a storm with a power outage? In the past, sump pumps were only tied to the home’s power source, meaning you wouldn’t have a working sump pump if there were a bad storm! However, currently, sump pumps have their own auxiliary power source. Meaning when your power goes out upstairs, your sump pump will still be hard at work moving water out of your basement.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today for Basement Waterproofing!
When it comes to finding the best solution for your crawl space encapsulation and waterproofing needs, 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.