How to Prepare Your Basement for Waterproofing Services
If you are working on finishing your basement or want to protect your home from water, mold, or pests, you may need waterproofing services. While you should hire a professional team to ensure an easygoing experience and excellent results, there are some things you need to do to minimize mess, prevent damage, and expedite the process. To help you, here are some tips on how to prepare your home for basement waterproofing.
Check for Water
There’s no point in getting waterproofing services if there is already water in your basement. Before waterproofing your basement, be sure to check for any water leaks. Windows are the main source of unwanted moisture in the home, so check all basement windows for any signs of water. Any signs of water pooling can be an issue if you have any foundation cracks, so if you see them, consider replacing your window wells.
When having any work done on your home, it is beneficial for you and the professionals to clean up the area before work begins. Clear out your basement of any personal belongings, electronics, and furniture. Move large items to the center of the basement and out of the way of stairs or doorways. You should also remove any carpet or flooring blocking the work area where the trench will be placed. Basement waterproofing is a messy process, so it is important to make sure anything delicate or expensive will not going to be damaged
Expect Some Dust
Many homeowners do not realize how much dust is produced during basement waterproofing because the professionals have to cut into the concrete, creating a lot of mess. While much effort goes into reducing dust during work, it is recommended to protect and prepare for dust as much as possible. Turn off your furnace or air conditioner if possible to keep dust contained to the basement. Also, cover vents and the intake filter on your HVAC unit, especially if it is in the basement, to prevent dust from getting in the ducts. If anyone in your house has respiratory issues, they should avoid the basement while work is being done.
If you are in need of basement waterproofing, we here at All Aspects Waterproofing are here to help. We have years of experience in providing professional waterproofing and mold remediation services. Contact us today to learn more!
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