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Category:  Home Improvement

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Basement Waterproofing Can Save Your House

By Bob McGuire

Basement waterproofing is both an art and a science. Basement Waterproofing contractors can waterproof new or old basements. Basement waterproofing is defined as preventing water from penetrating into your basement area. Use Basement Waterproofing and Crawl Space Moisture Control If you have a wet basement or crawl space moisture problem of any kind. Basement Waterproofing companies can help seal your basement and prevent expensive structural damage to your home's foundation.

Systems

In the past, drainage systems were not very efficient. Furthermore, new drainage systems can provide you with tremendous peace of mind with a Lifetime transferable warrantee included with some patented systems. Many systems come with lifetime transferable warranties. Learn more about professional waterproofing systems and do-it-yourself systems. This approach ensures you the best waterproofing systems and solutions available.

Concrete

Concrete blocks, particularly cinder blocks, are more permeable to water vapor than poured concrete. Concrete paints, waterproofing sealers or paint like coatings are a temporary fix only. The problem of foundation crack repair and concrete crack repair has troubled and frustrated homeowners and builders for decades. Hydraulic Cement and these types of cement based products are a huge problem because it costs approximately 4 times the original product cost to remove them and decontaminate the concrete due to routine failure. I always tell people to stay away from hydraulic cement.

Foundation

Basement Waterproofing more often than not involves some sort of concrete or foundation repair. The drain tile is a system that is built on the outside wall of your foundation and diverts water through a ground drainage system away from the basement walls. In short, you should begin by keeping as much water away from the foundation of your house as possible. Also, gutters contribute to surface water running down next to the foundation walls. Many homeowners are under the assumption that their foundation has indeed been waterproofed when in fact it has only been damp proofed. Cracks in your homes foundation walls or slab are serious. Basic methods of foundation waterproofing include sump pump installation. As the foundation settles, stress cracks appear. This increases the water pressure on the foundation.

Repair

Repair cracks permanently with low-pressure crack injection. Repair holes in a concrete or concrete block wall in the same manner. Learn what is causing your basement water problems and the methods for a wet basement repair. This is one of the most important steps in the repair job. Foundation repair specialist Authorized foundation repair contractor.

Mold

Mold can grow almost anywhere there is water damage, high humidity, or dampness. Mold needs three things to grow: food, water, & the right temperature…. Mold and mildew, fungi, bacteria, and dust mites flourish in high humidity (over 50%). Mold spores cause allergies, asthma, airways infections, and other health problems, particularly in children. Wet basements have excessive mold and mildew.

The construction industry is full of basement waterproofing products that are designed to keep your basement dry. If your builder built the structure properly this should be all of the basement waterproofing that you will need, but this doesn’t always happen. Does your home need Basement waterproofing to stop leaks? Make sure you use a professional basement Waterproofing contractor to do your job.

About the Author: Bob is a staff writer for basement waterproofing and Basement Remodeling.

 

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