Basement Waterproofing Tips

Today, homes are built with professional wet basement waterproofing or foundation waterproofing installed by reputable wet basement contractors.

But if you own a home that is over 30 years old, it’s important to know how to prevent a wet basement. If your home is not fully protected from water leakage, you can be in for some major problems including musty mold, mildew, rust, unpleasant odors, damage to personal materials and furniture, as well as a decrease in the value of your home.

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Here are a few tips to help you waterproof your home and keep your wet basement dry:

  • One of the best ways to stop water entering your basement is to install covers over all basement windows, window wells, and stairwells. You can find covers at your main hardware store, or a basement waterproofing professional will have the right covers and the expertise to install them properly.
  • Check your walkways, patio, driveway, yard, and garden for large puddles during or after rains. Try to create a flow or channel of water sloping away from your house and fill in any low-lying spots where puddles form. Fill any basement wall cracks or joints with caulk. A basement waterproofing professional can also do the work for you.
  • Inspect your roofs, gutters, and downspouts. The best time to do this is while it is raining heavily. Check that water from the roof is flowing into the gutters and downspouts and water on the ground is flowing away from your home. Look for standing water around your home. If water pours over the edges of your gutters, you may need to install a drip edge to stop the overflow and keep it from seeping into your home. Hire a professional company like ACCL Roofers to have your gutters fixed properly.
  • One of the most effective ways to waterproof a basement is to seal the entire outside wall of your home. This is a major job and should be done by wet basement waterproofing professionals. It is a valuable investment in your home and it will prevent any wet basement issues.