How to Protect a Basement From Water Damage
Any amount of water in the basement can damage your belongings, ruin walls and other areas, and give rise to mold growth. If you want to protect your home from water damage, you can use some of the many DIY waterproofing products on the market. Although, given that there are several different ways moisture can infiltrate a basement, some DIY products and methods may not be fully effective.
Sources of Water Damage to Basements
To determine which waterproofing method is best for your situation, you need to find out if the water is coming from through the walls, the ground below, plumbing leaks, or a combination of all three. A reputable waterproofing contractor should be able to make a determination after a thorough inspection.
Improper grading and misdirected downspouts are two common causes of basement moisture for many Atlanta-area homes. In both cases, water can accumulate against the foundation and seep through the basement walls.
For an issue like this, internal sealants can be applied to walls and floors, but these polymer-based coatings are best used in combination with other basement waterproofing techniques. Sealing cracks alone will not be completely effective when the causes of leaks are soil pressure and excess water levels. In those instances, the issue is not necessarily keeping water out as much as it is diverting the water away from the basement.
Interior Basement Waterproofing
At Engineered Solutions, we provide interior basement waterproofing services for commercial and residential properties. Our service entails opening a trench in the basement and installing an advanced drainage system in the trench that redirects water away from the home. Of course, we also seal all cracks and windows to ensure that your basement remains free of moisture for years to come.
Want more information about our basement waterproofing services? Contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.