Your basement is an important part of the foundation that carries your home. Moisture can seriously damage that foundation. Not only can it cause cracks and weaken your foundation, but it can ruin anything you may be storing in your basement. Moisture can also cause your basement to play host to mold and mildew. If left unchecked, water damage can lead to costly repairs. But deciding on a contractor and which repairs are necessary can be tricky. Here are some common basement waterproofing myths debunked.
1. Waterproof paint is all you need to fix a leaky basement.
At best, waterproof paint will reduce the amount of vapor that gets into your house, but to properly disperse water from your home, you an appropriate basement waterproofing strategy. That is why it is important to schedule an assessment by a reputable professional.
2. Waterproofing your basement will not keep the water out.
This is a myth perpetuated by unprofessional “professionals” who don’t get the job done right the first time. If waterproofing truly did not stop water from entering a basement, then how would waterproofing companies stay in business? When a real professional guarantees work, you should be secure in the knowledge that the contractor will do what he says he will do. In fact, a reliable contractor will explain the work to be done every step of the way and show the client how it will fix the problem. Engineered Solutions of Georgia is so confident about its work that it offer multiple warranties covering everything from the materials and craftsmanship to the price.
3. If a specific solution didn’t work for one basement, it won’t work for any basement.
The truth is that while similar solutions can be applied to multiple properties, there is no “one size fits all” solution to waterproofing a basement. Every situation and property is different. For example, in many cases, the work that needs to be done is as mysterious as installing a sturdy gutter system that directs water away from the house. In another case, the fix might need to be made inside the home. Luckily, Engineered Solutions of Georgia offers a completely free in-home estimate for prospective clients.
4. Basement waterproofing is too expensive for most people’s budgets.
Yes, there are contractors out there that will give you inflated estimates and recommend work that is unnecessary. The reality is that waterproofing your basement will likely cost less than you think. At Engineered Solutions of Georgia, we work with engineers that can design a comprehensive foundation repair plan for your home whatever your needs may be. Our team will perform the work necessary for your job as quickly, efficiently and inexpensively as possible. Other waterproofing contractors offer a system or a package, we just make sure to do only the work that you need. That does not mean, however, that we will cut corners.
If you have a leaky basement, the time to deal with it is now. Do not wait until the damage is serious and the necessary repairs are more complicated. Contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today to schedule an inspection of your foundation by one of our experienced waterproofing contractors.