Updated: Dec 12, 2021
According to the experts at Advanced Restoration & Waterproofing LLC, basement waterproofing prevents foundation problems like cracks and leaks. Waterproofing protects both the building's structure and its appearance by preventing further moisture penetration. Additionally, waterproofing can also prevent mold and mildew growth.
Here are some reasons every homeowner should consider basement waterproofing:
To Prevent Foundation Cracks
When water seeps into a building's foundation, it leads to cracking over time. Basement waterproof-in systems eliminate this problem because they divert subsurface water away from the building to not find its way in through cracks or joints in the masonry. This protection extends to any foundation material, including poured concrete or cement block walls, steel I-beam walls, or wooden basement support piers.
To Avoid Mold and Mildew
Basement waterproofing is the best way to keep moisture away from a building's foundation and helps protect against mold and mildew. If your home has a damp basement, you should call us. At Advanced Restoration & Waterproofing LLC, we offer special solutions for homes dealing with this common problem.
Mold and mildew can spread quickly in a damp environment, which is what you will have if your basement is not waterproofed. They not only look bad, but they also release toxic spores into the air that can be harmful to your health. If there is mold or mildew in your basement, it needs to be removed right away. Afterward, consider having your basement waterproofed so it does not come back.
To Enhance Appearance
Subsurface water penetration leads to many visible problems on the basement floor, such as standing water, white efflorescence powder on masonry, and surface scum which are black marks caused by bacteria. On poured concrete flooring, these problems not only detract from the appearance of your home but also lead to further structural damage to the foundation itself.
Water can quickly lead to serious basement problems, including flood damage, a slow, steady seepage, or a sudden deluge. Water leaks are among the top causes of home structural damage, more than fires and storms combined!
Once the water penetrates your foundation, there is no way to stop it from reaching the inside of the building. As the water level increases inside your basement, it can wreak havoc on walls, support piers, and other important structures within the building. If left unchecked, this constant pressure will ultimately cause wall buckling and cracks pretty much anywhere along the foundation.
Building On a Flood Plain
Another possible reason your basement may be leaking, particularly in some regions, is because you are located on a flood plain. Although floods generally happen at random, they can be predicted using Doppler radar. In these cases, it might be best to contact Advanced Restoration & Waterproofing LLC to help you protect your family from the inevitable water damage during a major storm event.
To Reduce Cleaning Costs
Basement waterproofing regularly is less likely to require extensive cleaning, saving you time and money. For example, if you have dirty windows, you know how much of a pain they are to clean, especially when you have to do it regularly due to water damage from an unsealed basement.
Advanced Restoration & Waterproofing LLC guarantees quality basement waterproofing services. Contact us today for more information on our services.