What’s The Point Of Basement Waterproofing?

basement waterproofingMany homes in Michigan are built with basements to be used for storage, safety, or additional square footage. This may be your favorite space in the house, depending on what you have in it. Basement waterproofing is an important part of home maintenance that you need to look into if you have a basement in your home. Let’s explore how this process works and why you should consider it a sound investment.

What Is Basement Waterproofing?

Basement waterproofing is a unique service that involves sealing off the flooring and walls in your basement. Special sealants are applied to the inside and outside of your home to minimize the water that gets in. Ground water absorbed by the soil can slowly seep into your basement through the walls and floors. This water may only make your floors damp, but it could also lead to a series of other problems explained in the next section. Whether you have a finished basement or unfinished basement, your home could be susceptible to water damage if your basement is not waterproofed.

What’s The Point Of Basement Waterproofing?

Basement waterproofing is designed to reduce your risk of water damage in your home, which may include:

  • Flooding, Especially After A Large Rainstorm
  • Mold And Mildew In the Carpets, Drywall, And Other Porous Surfaces
  • Increased Humidity Levels, Which May Cause Additional Mold Development
  • Weakened Or Cracked Concrete Flooring
  • Cracked And Bowed Basement Walls
  • Water Stains On Drywall And Light-Colored Flooring

In cities like Detroit that receive around 33 inches of rainfall per year, there is an inherent need for basement waterproofing for almost all of the homes in the area. If you live in a city with high precipitation levels, you should strongly consider getting your basement waterproofed.

Basement Repair After Water Damage

If you have already experienced water damage in your home because your basement was not waterproofed, your first goal needs to be getting the water out of the basement. Once the basement is fully dry, a home restoration company can straighten your walls, replace your carpets, get rid of your mold, and do anything else necessary to get your basement in proper working order. Along the way, they can coat the room with sealant to block out moisture and avoid damage in the future.

Contact Brickworks Property Restoration today at (586) 868-3234 to learn more about basement waterproofing and other services to help you protect your home.