If you have noticed signs of water leakage in your basement, such as leaking walls or seepage of water through your foundation’s cracks, it is an indication that you need a way to keep your method dry at all times. One of the best options is basement waterproofing.
At High Performance Solutions, we offer all types of wet basement problems such as excess humidity, musty smells, and leaks. Basement waterproofing involves the installation of drains, sump pumps and the application of sealants, the last of which is what we specialize in.
What Causes Moisture in the Basement?
Are you wondering why you should opt for basement waterproofing? Basements often have unique construction and are prone to dampness and wetness. Many homeowners face the issue of excess moisture and water in their basement. Here are some of the main reasons for basement moisture.
- Improper slope: The foundation in your home should slope away from your home and not towards it. An improper slope will cause water to gather near your basement, thus resulting in water pooling.
- Cracks: If there are cracks in the basement floor, walls, or windows, water can easily flow in through the cracks.
- Condensation: Condensation causes mold and mildew to accumulate and this could lead to other issues if it is not taken care of.
- Improper drainage: When groundwater and rain do not drain out well, they can enter your basement thus causing wetness and dampness.
Methods of Basement Waterproofing
There are three basic methods of basement waterproofing. These are listed below.
- Interior methods: As the term suggests, interior basement waterproofing involves methods like applying coatings or sealants to the interior of your basement so that condensation is prevented. Interior methods also ensure that all cracks and crevices are properly sealed. This could be gaps around windows, on the floor, and in the basement walls. The main aim is to keep humidity at a controlled level.
- Exterior methods: Exterior methods involve coating the exterior walls of your basement with an exterior drainage system or a waterproof barrier. This ensures that no water will enter your basement. These methods are labor-intensive and should always be done by a professional. A team of professionals will have to excavate the area surrounding your home’s foundation in order to waterproof the outside. Exterior waterproofing usually happens during construction.
- Proper drainage: When you don’t have proper drainage in your basement, you could face issues of excess moisture. Consider repairing a broken drainage system or adding a new one if you don’t have any. The main aim of a drainage system is to direct water away from your home’s foundation. Installing a sump pump is one of the best solutions to direct water away from your home.
You will need basement waterproofing whether you are looking to upgrade your home, want to sell it or are buying a house that needs an upgrade. At High Performance Solutions, we have an experienced team that can offer you the best solutions for basement waterproofing concerns. Contact us for a free assessment and quote.