Basement Waterproofing in the Midwest Requires More Than a Can of Sealant
Are you having moisture issues with your home’s basement? If so, well meaning friends and neighbors may suggest that you truck on over to the local hardware store and pick up a can of clear masonry sealant or paint. Although their hearts are in the right place, its best to set their suggestions aside for now. Here’s why:
Masonry sealants and paints can be effective at temporarily keeping the moisture from seeping into the basement. However, they will not correct the underlying problem. And all of the excess water in the masonry, if not resolved in a timely manner, could lead to remarkable,structural damage. Thus, it is far better to have our basement waterproofing experts to conduct a complimentary examination first.
We will use up-to-date technology and our years of extensive experience to suss out the problem’s origin. Then we’ll come up with a series of applicable solutions and discuss them with you so a sound decision can be made. In many instances, the best course of action may be toinstall a new sub-floor drainage system or make critical repairs to an old one.
One of the first-rate, sub-floor drainage systems that we like to use is CertainTeed’s Form-A-Drain ®. Made completely from recycled materials, it is eco-friendly, affordable, durable, effective and highly efficient. What we also like about the sub-floor drainage system is that it is multifaceted. As such, it will address potential, high volume water problems originating from the building’s exterior and interior. In addition, it will help prevent potential radon buildup and general floor ventilation problems as well.
By taking care of all of those things at once, homeowners will have a dry basement, immediate peace of mind and long-term cost savings to look forward to. Plus, they can convert their basements into living space, thereby increasing the home’s overall resale value.
To learn more about the sub-floor drainage system and other methods used for basement waterproofing projects, please contact us, at Quality Foundation Repair. Our sub-floor drainage and basement waterproofing experts may be reached online or by phone. Our Omaha number is (402) 939-6761 and our toll-free one is (888) 354-2913.