Why You Should Avoid DIY Basement Waterproofing
By letting moisture build up in your basement, you can develop serious and extensive issues. Ignoring moisture in a basement can end up causing mold, presenting a hazard to your family’s health, and impacting the value of your home.
All Aspects Waterproofing understands the necessity of protecting your home and, more importantly, your family’s health. We offer complete and comprehensive basement waterproofing services, though we know many people are tempted to go the DIY route these days. Here are some reasons we strongly advise you to consider working with a professional like us instead of DIYing your basement waterproofing project.
Initially, you may be lured into the DIY route due to its appearance of lower costs. You may think that purchasing your own materials, and doing the labor yourself, will end up saving you a pretty penny. However, we often see DIY basement waterproofing projects 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 repair costs. Instead, you can work with a professional who will get the job done right the first time.
Quality of Install
Watching an online tutorial will certainly give you some insight into the process, but that doesn’t translate into quality. Without experience by your side, you may not know how to get the most out of your waterproofing efforts. However, we have a team of experienced installers on our team who can use professional-grade materials and equipment. If you’re looking for a successful installation, one that you can “set and forget,” then you want to work with a professional.
As with any job around the house, there is an element of safety to be wary of. Depending on your needs, you may need to dig a trench around your basement walls, which could present the risk of a collapse and may require a permit. You may even need your concrete floor to be demolished and temporarily removed, a process that can create a lot of dangerous concrete dust. If any of this is a concern for you, as safety ought to be, you may want to work with a professional waterproofing company.
For a basement waterproofing job to be successful, you must first understand what the issues actually are. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to waterproofing; every basement is different and will require a different amount of waterproofing. If you do the job yourself, you may not correctly identify what areas need more or less waterproofing, ultimately resulting in a less effective job.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing Today for a Foundation Inspection!
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.