Needing a basement waterproofing contractor is not at all uncommon. There are many ways that water can enter your basement. If your yard does not slope down and away from your house, water may collect around the foundation. This may also occur if your gutters do not carry rainwater far enough away from your house. In cases of extreme storms, like the kind experienced recently, the pressure and weight of the waterlogged soil around your house can actually cause cracks in the foundation.
Water seepage into your basement can cause serious structural damage to your home and even have a negative impact on your family’s health! Because the consequences of a damp basement can be serious, it is important that you enlist the help of a qualified basement waterproofing contractor. Some of the problems common with a leaky foundation or basement are:
- water stains on floors
- sagging floors
- rotting floor joists
- a musty or damp odor
- mold or mildew
- condensation that can cause damage to other areas of your home
- in extreme cases, water may actually pool on your basement floor
If you are experiencing any of these issues, consider contacting a basement waterproofing contractor as soon as possible. Quick action will minimize damage to your home. A waterproofing contractor will work with you to determine the best solution for you and your home. A waterproofing contractor will also help to find and fix the problem that is causing the water seepage to ensure that your home stays dry, damage-free, and comfortable.
Cleaning the water out of a flooded basement can seem like an overwhelming task. However, a basement waterproofing contractor will address the problems systematically and efficiently. The first step is to address any cracks or holes in the foundation that water is seeping through. The water can then be removed from your basement using a sump pump or other drainage system. Finally the contractor can apply a waterproof coating on your basement walls in order to create a water-tight seal.
If you are experiencing problems related to water leakage in your basement, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to work with you to determine the best way to waterproof your basement and prevent future damage to your home.