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What to Expect When Waterproofing a Home

Christine Lee
July 20, 2018

When it comes to protecting your home, getting your home and basement waterproofed is a great place to start. Home waterproofing not only protects the foundation of your home, it also prevents major expenses down the road such as costly flooring repair projects from water damage. If you are thinking about waterproofing your home, here are some things to expect during the process.

One of the first and most obvious signs that waterproofing in your home needs to take place is if you notice water in the basement. You also might notice a persistent musty smell or a patch of wetness that never fully dries. If this is the case, it is time to get in touch with an expert. When it comes to construction, waterproofing is never a “one size fits all” repaire. You’ll want a company that specializes in waterproofing as they will likely be more knowledgeable in this area. You may also want to consider getting different estimates from various companies. The company should also do a thorough inspection of the inside and the outside of your home. If they simply look at the problem area for a short amount of time, they might not be coming up with the best solution for your specific problem.

Depending on the proposed solution and your specific problem, simply waterproofing the interior of your home will suffice. If the problem is bigger, or if you want to truly ensure the safety of your home, setting up exterior waterproofing systems may also be an option. Be sure to avoid a company that offers a waterproofing system that is not designed specifically for your situation. Since all homes and waterproofing issues are unique, the solution for your home needs to be unique and specific to your home as well. Interior waterproofing systems may include adding waterproofing primer products to the walls or injecting waterproof fillers into pre-existing cracks. Whatever solution is proposed, be sure to ask why they think that solution will work best for your home.