Your home may be the biggest investment you ever make. Basement waterproofing serves as an important method for helping to protect this valuable asset.
What are some of the benefits of permanent basement waterproofing? By working with a professional, you invest in mold and mildew prevention that reduces the risk of basement flooding. You also help maintain a healthy environment in your home, lowering the risks of respiratory problems caused by hidden mold and mildew.
In addition, waterproofing helps protect your home from structural damage by keeping water out of your foundation. Waterproofing also can help lower your energy costs; moisture that gets into your basement can increase indoor humidity, which can cause your cooling system to work overtime during the hotter months.
Protecting Your Home’s Foundation
To protect your basement from the significant damage water can cause, a professional can check for cracks or other areas causing moisture seepage. Installing approved materials around and below the area will provide moisture protection and route water toward an efficient drainage system.
In some cases, homeowners may try to fix problems themselves by applying a water-resistant coating inside the basement. However, when the problem comes from the outer walls, the indoor fix will not work. Along with inspection and installation of a drainage system, a professional basement waterproofing team will apply sealant to exterior walls and over any masonry or concrete surfaces. The sealant helps to cover any remaining hairline cracks, further securing the permanent basement waterproofing.
Additionally, French drains with easily accessible clean-outs help route water away from your basement. Sump pumps and moisture barriers also provide basement waterproofing protection.
Mold and Mildew Prevention
Mold and mildew can grow just about anywhere, but basements often develop costly mold problems. What steps can you take for mold prevention?
Outdoor moisture seeping through a foundation can contribute to high humidity in basements — and the development of mold and mildew. The potential for undetectable water leaks also can spur mold growth.
To reduce the risk of mold, consider having any cracks or leaks in basement walls repaired. Hydraulic cement, epoxy and other fixes can help keep moisture out. In addition, inspect pipes regularly for any leaks, and have problems fixed promptly.
A variety of outdoor waterproofing methods also can help stop mold growth by stopping water from getting into your basement. Strategically located shrubbery can help soak up water, while clean gutters, effective grading and French drains all can work together to reduce leakage and promote comprehensive basement waterproofing.
Contact H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing
Do you need basement waterproofing? Since 1974, H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing has provided many types of waterproofing remedies, including sump pump installation, French drain systems in basements and crawlspaces, moisture barrier installation, and foundation waterproofing for new construction.
Getting your home inspected and having appropriate waterproofing materials installed by professionals serves as a critical form of home maintenance. With crawlspaces and basements highly subject to moisture buildup, these areas can attract pests like termites, and they can put your entire home at risk for wood rot. The professionals at H&H can assist you in protecting your home before it becomes a costly issue.
For a no-cost inspection and service guarantee, please contact H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing today."Topics": ,