You may have noticed that we get a lot of rain here in Mill Creek. Unfortunately, this can be bad for your basement.
Waterproofing the Basement
The sounds — a trickle, a drip-drop, or a powerful surge or splash – are all different. Ah, the sun has set, and the rainy season has begun! During a downpour, our roofs, gutters, and downspouts all work together to keep us safe and dry. Rainwater cascades from our roofs, just like it does when it cascades off mountains. It is then collected in gutters before being channeled into downspouts, which look like waterfalls, as it exits the roof. Everything about roofing and waterproofing is demonstrated by these examples.
1. Increased Protection
Waterproofing is more than just diverting water away from our roofs. It is also about protecting our foundations. A material application specifically formulated for waterproofing is used to effectively prevent water from entering the property....
2. The Conceptual Framework
Essentially, there are two processes that must be completed in order to accomplish basement waterproofing. The first step is to install a drainage system that is extremely dependable. Water will build instead of being properly syphoned away from your home if your drainage system becomes clogged with leaves or simply cannot handle the amount of water that is present.
When it rains, even with the best gutters and roof, water will naturally seep into the ground due to the fact that not all of the rain will land on your house; some will fall around it, such as in your front or back yard or in the yard of your neighbor.
In either case, if there is an excessive amount of water held in the ground, there is a risk of water entering your basement, and the only way to avoid this is to have your basement waterproofed.
3. Never Again - Track Down the Source!
First and foremost, it is essential that you identify the source of the leak before beginning basement waterproofing.
- Is there a break in the wall where I can see through it?
- Was the house constructed with shaky foundations?
- Are the waters outside flooding and putting an excessive amount of strain on the system?
It is necessary to properly inspect your home in order to detect any of these issues. Water will typically seep into the basement through fractures in the floor or walls, which are most commonly found on the basement floor or walls. Before you apply basement waterproofing, make sure to complete all of these tasks.
In order to actually apply a coat of waterproofing, you must dig at least six feet directly near to the wall, which is a significant inconvenience. You can't just dump the waterproofing mixture on the ground adjacent to your basement — it has to be applied directly to the outside of the basement wall. Due to the physical nature of this job, hiring a handyman, or better yet hiring a business to complete it for you, is highly recommended in all honesty. The service will also have the added benefit of giving you with a warranty for the services provided, which assures that you will not encounter the problem again for a specified period of time after the service is completed.