There is nothing worse than coming home to find your basement has flooded! That starts a long (and often expensive) cleanup process. Some homeowners will even need to replace flooring, furniture and other belongings.
Basement waterproofing protects your home against this type of damage. There are many preventative waterproofing measures you can take in your home to ensure that you avoid basement flooding and water damage.
First, you should look for signs that you need water proofing. Often, leaks will start small. You may notice wet spots on the carpet or water seeping around the corners of windows or doors that lead outside. When you notice these leaks, it may be a sign that there is a larger underlying problem. Basement waterproofing can solve these problems and prevent them from becoming bigger.
Basement waterproofing can protect your basement from the moisture outside your home that can come through foundation cracks or other building weaknesses. Fixing foundation cracks is a simple way to protect your home from the complications of water damage.
Waterproofing your basement has other benefits. It can increase the resale value of your home and protect your belongings from damage. When you don’t have to worry about water in your basement, you can use the space in your home without fear of dealing with cleanup from major or minor water damage.