A basement or crawlspace built with blocks needs to be waterproofed. Cement and blocks are not waterproof, so water seeps through to the inside. Most builders put waterproofing on the blocks, but it does wear out after some years. When excess moisture gets through the waterproofing or the cement, if it wasn’t waterproofed, your house becomes damp, which encourages mold to grow. Putting in moisture control measures while you are building is less expensive than having to do it later.
Protect Your Investment
Waterproofing is a must if you want to protect your investment. Waterproofing benefits include protecting the interior from water damage, preventing some health problems you might get from mold, and it saves you money in the long run.
Why is waterproofing needed? If your house sits on a slope, even a slight one, water runs down the hill and settles against your basement or crawlspace. In some cases, especially when the water table is high, moisture from under the ground seeps into basement walls. Since cement is permeable, the water seeps into your crawlspace or basement. The seeping could get worse if you have a heavy rain and the ground does not soak up as much water.
If water gets into your basement, the excess water makes it very damp, which could – and usually does – result in mold growth and mildew. Waterproofing the part of the basement or crawlspace walls prevents water from getting under your home or in your basement.
With the growth of mold and mildew, you could suffer from health problems, including asthma and allergies, even if you never had either before. Some of the spores could lead to other health problems. Having your home waterproofed while it is being built is much cheaper than doing it later because the basement or crawlspace walls are already exposed. We won’t have to dig them out to waterproof them.
Save Money in the Long Run
If you have ever had to have your home waterproofed after construction, you know the importance of waterproofing in building construction. You know how much you can save if you waterproof your home properly during the construction phase.
Once you pick out your home site, contact us to come out and look at it. We will be able to advise you of the best type of waterproofing for your area, and whether you might need a French drain or another type of drainage to help keep water away from your basement walls. Water seeps through the basement walls, but eventually, the water could cause structural damage to the cement, or could cause the steel rebar in the concrete to rust away. Even the acid in the soil could affect the concrete, causing it to crack, which allows water into your basement or crawlspace. The waterproofing materials prevent that from happening.
In addition to the cost of waterproofing your home, you will most likely have to pay someone to clean up the mold that has spread throughout your home. Depending on how bad the water is, you might also have to get someone to clean up the water in your basement or crawlspace. However, you are just wasting money if you clean up mold and water without waterproofing your home.
Contact H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing
If you are ready to build or have an existing structure with excess water seeping in, contact H&H Pest Control and Waterproofing. We will come to your site to evaluate the problem, recommend the best way to waterproof your home, and give you an estimate."Topics": ,