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What to Expect When Waterproofing Your Basement


What to Expect When Waterproofing Your Basement

In Waterproofing by Joe Ellis / Updated: July 26, 2022

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Waterproofing your basement is a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be with the help of a professional basement waterproofing company. Whether you are waterproofing to fix an existing problem or to prevent a future problem, waterproofing your basement is always a good idea and a great investment in your home, but depending on the specific basement situation there are different things you should expect.

Interior Basement Waterproofing 

One of the most common waterproofing solutions is interior basement waterproofing. Some smaller projects can be done as a DIY project while others may need the help of a professional. Water may be entering through the basement walls so often solutions can be provided in the way of sealants and sump pumps. As far as what you, the homeowner, can expect for interior basement waterproofing projects, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Clean Out the Space for Waterproofing Work

With any waterproofing project, especially those involving a basement waterproofing contractor, you’ll want to thoroughly clean the basement to the best of your ability. This includes:

  • Removing any excess materials
  • Making sure walkways and points of entry are free of any stored items or debris

Prepare Basement Walls

It is extremely important to prepare the basement walls correctly in order for them to be waterproofed.  

  • Clean your walls. It is important to have a clean surface to work with. This step can also help you find whether or not you have a leak and where it is coming from. You can usually tell where the water is coming in from by looking at the wall.
  • Filling Cracks. If cracks are found, check with your contractor but you might consider filling them with a hydraulic cement. This cement expands and sets extremely fast. If the crack is extreme, your basement waterproofing or finishing contractor might recommend foundation repair.

Plan Your Home Basement Waterproofing with Us

There are a wide variety of waterproofing options so as always with any issue regarding persistent moisture or leaking, contact a basement waterproofing professional to ensure quality work, materials, and a longterm solution. For basement waterproofing solutions in Michigan, contact Basements Plus for a free work estimate and consultation!

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