Four Reasons To Avoid DIY Basement Waterproofing Projects
Allowing moisture to accumulate in your basement can lead to severe and widespread problems. Ignoring water in a basement can lead to mold growth, a health risk for your family, and a decrease in the value of your home. At All Aspects Waterproofing, we understand the importance of protecting your home and, more importantly, your family’s health. Here are some reasons we strongly advise against attempting a do-it-yourself basement waterproofing project.
Higher Costs Associated With DIY Work
The appearance of lower costs may initially entice you to go the DIY route. You may believe purchasing materials and performing your labor will save you significant money. DIY basement waterproofing projects, on the other hand, are notorious for going way over budget. It’s not an easy job to do, and on your first attempt, you may end up with a subpar job that results in a leaky basement. More repairs mean more money spent on repairs.
While watching an online tutorial will give you some insight into the process, it will not provide you with a quality job. If you lack experience, you may not know how to get the most out of your waterproofing efforts. However, we have a team of skilled workers who can make your basement waterproofing efforts much more manageable.
Lack Of Safety Measures
As with any household task, there is an element of safety to consider. Depending on your needs, you may need to dig a trench around your basement walls, which may pose a risk of collapse and necessitate a permit. You may even need to have your concrete floor demolished and temporarily removed, which can generate a lot of dangerous concrete dust.
Incorrect Diagnosis For Your Issues
To be successful with basement waterproofing, you must first understand the issues. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to waterproofing; each basement requires unique waterproofing. If you do the job yourself, you may not correctly identify what areas need more or less waterproofing, resulting in a less effective job.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today to Prevent Pests, Water Damage, and More!
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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz to see what we’re up to.