Thinking about remodeling your basement? The good news is that if you have an unfinished basement, remodeling it is one of the best investments you can make in your home. However, before you start thinking of design fixtures, let’s talk about the basics. One of the most important steps that must be completed in a basement remodel is waterproofing the area.
Unlike the rest of your home, your basement is underground, which means it sits closer to the water level increasing the risk of moisture damage. There are many ways to avoid costly water damage in the basement including thoroughly waterproofing the area to prevent mold, flooding or foundation damage.
To ensure that your basement is waterproof, the process must be completed before the basement remodel is finalized . Waterproofing should not be a retrofit if you can avoid it. For example if no waterproofing measures were taken, then it’s likely water can seep in around window frames or places where utilities like gas and water have been installed.
There are a few different basement waterproofing methods that have proven to be effective. The first is sealing up any cracks in the foundation from the inside of the house by injecting the cracks with a waterproof sealant. Waterproof paint is also a common method to use on the interior of your basement. To waterproof your basement from the exterior, excavation is required to expose the walls of your foundation so a waterproof coating can be applied. Another option includes interior and exterior drainage system like a sump pump.
The best way to protect your basement from water damage is to ask the professionals. At Warsaw Home Improvement we can recommend the best basement waterproofing options for your home based on your home’s location and current foundation. Call us or click here for a quote today!