Winter can cause a lot of damage to your home, but the warmth of summer can come with its own concerns. Depending upon the climate of your area, storms and hurricanes may be a genuine threat — especially the possibility of flooding. But wherever you live, summer is always the high time for rain and other moisture concerns for your basement, making spring the ideal time to start waterproofing the lowest level of your house.
Here are a few things to consider before you get started with your own basement waterproofing!
A Thorough Inspection
Before beginning any serious basement waterproofing project, it is always best to take a look around and inspect the full area yourself. Seek out spots that are potential danger zones for flooding or moisture build-up and consider the reasons for the possible damage. If you happen to find any moisture that could grow into a serious problem, investigate around the outside of your home and check for a source. Clogged gutters and downspouts are common causes, but it is always important to check your home’s drainage system regularly to catch minor seepage problems before they worsen.
Although a cracked foundation may require additional construction or repairs, basement waterproofing is a sure-fire way to prevent future damage.
What to Look For
Inspecting the basement itself may be the most efficient way to spot the causes of any water-damage or possible flooding, but there are numerous tell-tale signs that you may find in other areas of your home. Watermarks or cracks in the walls in other rooms are the most obvious and easily-noticed warning signs that you have a moisture problem. Hairline cracks along your floors may be a sign that you have a seepage issue, while larger cracks are a major indication that your foundation has shifted.
If you’ve noticed a musty, dank smell coming from the basement, your other issue could be mold forming from a potential leak. This problem hold numerous health concerns, and should be addressed immediately and basement waterproofing should become a top priority.
Choosing All Aspects Waterproofing
For more information on these or our other services, contact All Aspects Waterproofing today! All Aspects Waterproofing is a full-service basement waterproofing contractor. All Aspects Waterproofing serves both residential and commercial clients in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia. With more than 30 years of experience, All Aspects Waterproofing has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and an excellent rating on Angie’s List. Let us help your home return to normal. Call us today at 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420.