How To Waterproof Your Basement

If you live in a part of the country where you get hit with a lot of rainfall and moisture, you may run into a flooded basement more than a few times a year. The problem with flooding is that it's really hard to clean up and if you get a lot of it, it can lead to a variety of different things like mold growth inside of your basement. Rather than just deal with the fact that your basement will flood regularly, why not take matters into your won hands and waterproof it? This article will list a few different things that you can do to waterproof it. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? If so, then this article is just the thing for you. Read on to learn some more. 

Have It Waterproofed From the Outside

The water seeps into your basement from the outside in, which can be a bit tricky. One often best ways to prevent this from happening is to waterproof the exterior of your home, which can be bit difficult to tackle. In order to do this, the outside of your home's foundation will have to be dug out with an excavator. This will remove the dirt to expose the foundation walls. Then, a contractor will apply a waterproof sealant that acts as a barrier between your  cement foundation and the water outside. 

Have It Waterproofed From the Inside

If waterproofing your home's basement from the outside isn't' feasible, then you may want to consider having it waterproofed from the inside. Typically, when you do this, your home's foundation walls need to be exposed, so if you have drywall in your basement, they will have to tear it off. Once the foundation walls are visible, your contractor can then apply a thin layer of waterproofing coating to the walls which will act as a shield and a barrier. 

Another thing that your contractor can do is seal off all of the cracks and crevices around your home's walls so that water doesn't get inside. 

Water damage can be really obnoxious to deal with and expensive at the same time. To help keep your basement sealed and protected from any damage, keep these two options in mind. To learn a little bit more, reach out to a basement waterproofing company near you today and have them come out and give you a bid and inspection.