Without waterproofing, basements are left vulnerable to the elements. Rain and sitting water pose a risk to your foundation. Whether you’re struggling with an unstable, damaged foundation or hoping to prevent issues in the future, waterproofing options from Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing can give you the security you deserve.
Waterproofing Basements: What You Need To Know
Concrete is strong, but it’s not impervious. In fact, it’s rather porous; though the openings in concrete are so small they’re usually invisible to the naked eye, those holes can still take on water. When standing water — be it from the weather or other sources of moisture, such as an undetected leak — soaks into your foundation, the walls may crack, crumble or even warp. While Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing offers fixes for those issues, waterproofing can prevent those problems from happening in the first place.
How To Waterproof Your Foundation
There are several ways to waterproof your home. The first method involves installing a barrier that keeps moisture away from the concrete and your home’s interior. That barrier may be installed to the interior or exterior of your walls and could be as simple as a coating of sealant or something larger, like a physical barricade.
Underground piping is another option. Similar to irrigation, these pipes would funnel water, such as gutter runoff, away from the house to a safer area. By preventing water from building up around your foundation, you reduce the amount of pressure stressing your basement walls.
We also recommend considering waterproofing your basement floor. In an unfinished basement, it’s easy to spot water that seeps up through the floor, but rugs and other flooring in a finished basement could mask a potential problem until the damage is already done. Waterproofing could give you peace of mind and protect your investment too.
Explore Your Options
The best way to understand how to protect your home is to consult the experts. Our Premier Wall Anchor & Waterproofing team has 13 years of experience, and we’re ready to put it all to use to help protect your home. For more information, call us today at 800-573-7170 or get in touch using our online form.