If you have noticed problems with water accumulation in your basement, then now is the time to waterproof it. But since there are several methods that can be applied to fix your basement, there are also opportunities where things can go wrong. Here are the three biggest blunders in basement waterproofing and how to avoid them.
Relying on Paint
There are many waterproofing paints on the market that are great for sealing basements against moisture. It might seem like waterproof paint is the easy, obvious choice for repairing your basement. But waterproofing paint should be used as a finishing touch, and not to cover underlying problems. And putting waterproofing paint right on porous concrete can sometimes cause bubbling.
Often the source of basement moisture is cracks in the wall or floor. The natural solution is to simply seal these cracks. However, there might be an underlying problem, such as with the foundation that you overlook in the process. Or, sealing some cracks in the wrong place, like the joint between the wall and floor, could create pressure
Major DIY Projects
For some basement issues, it’s alright to save some money by fixing it yourself. But there is no shame in calling a professional with any questions. Homeowners who tackle DIY projects that are too big risk ending up with a bigger mess that would be more expensive to repair than hiring professionals to begin with.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today!
If you are ready to get a professional to waterproof your home’s basement, contact All Aspects 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.