Any experienced contractor would agree that the basement is one of the most important areas of a home to waterproof. This portion of the house is often underground, placing it closer to water level and increasing the risk of moisture damage. Anyone planning a remodeling project for their basement should have this vital step in mind. Neglecting it can lead to issues like mold or even damage the home’s foundation. In this situation, get assistance from a professional, like us at Hammer Point Development, and have the job done right. Here are a few things you should look for.
It is important to waterproof before the remodel has finished for several reasons. First of all, you don’t want to spend all that time and money on improving this space, only to have it damaged by a lack of protection. Certain features that are added to a basement without waterproofing can even increase the chances of damage occurring. Water can seep in around window frames or places where utilities like gas and water have been installed.
There are a few different common waterproofing practices used to combat these effects. Seal up any cracks in the foundation from inside the house by injecting the cracks with sealant. It is also wise to coat the basement walls with a waterproof sealant. To go a step further, you could also coat the exterior foundation walls, which would require excavation to reach all foundation sides. Interior and exterior drainage is is another option that relies on a drain system and a pump.
The best way to protect a finished basement from water drainage is to have an experienced specialist there to advise you. We know the right option to go with based on your unique circumstances. When remodeling a basement or we also make sure to use materials that are water resistant, like tile or vinyl flooring. There are many options to choose from, but the best decision all depends on what you are looking for. Finding the right stuff and putting it to proper use in your new basement can be easy when you have a reliable company by your side. For more information call us or click here for a free quote.