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What Are The Different Types Of Waterproofing?

Richard Carpenter- AA Action Waterproofing
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July 10, 2014

When water is allowed to leak into a basement structure, this can lead to property damage, mold growth, foundation problems and a big headache for homeowners.

Having your basement waterproofed is the best way to avoid these problems before they become problems, and it is always best to prepare rather than repair when it comes to water damage and exposure. There are various types of basement waterproofing procedures that ensure your specific water problem is taken care of, and the type of action taken to waterproof your area will depend on your individual structure and needs.

One waterproofing technique that may work wonderfully for one home may not work at all for another. This is because water can enter a basement in so many different ways. Taking a general approach to waterproofing is never ideal, as a professional should want to get to the root cause of a specific problem. The first step taken should be choosing the type of basement waterproofing that is best for you. This will mean investigating where and when the problems seem to occur, and looking deeper into any structural issues that may be at hand.

If a structural problem, such as a cracked foundation, is found to be present, then the focus should be on making sure the problem is safely eradicated. A cracked foundation can lead not only to various structural damages around seemingly unrelated areas of the home but also to water seeping through the walls of your basement. Through filling the cracks and making sure the foundation remains secure, leaks can be eliminated and your basement can be made dry and safe once again.

If water seems to be leaking up through the floor of an area, a sump pump installation may be the best course of action to put an end to further leaks. These pumps are used to suck water up before it enters a space, and draw it away safely from the home to ensure that the basement area remains dry and free from the ground’s moisture. Backup systems may also be installed to ensure the sump pump continues to work properly during power outages and serious storms.

At AA Action Waterproofing, we use many different methods to keep your basement dry, and it is our goal to make sure problems can be eliminated even before they occur. To learn more about different waterproofing techniques or to find which method may work best in your home, contact us for a consultation today. Action Waterproofing can be reached by calling 877-729-7001.

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