Water Proofing Your Basement
Water is a wonderful thing, its a source of life on our planet and no one can exist without it, but it can also be a destructive force. Buildings in the United States require water proofing because they are made mostly from materials that are susceptible to water damage like wood or drywall, that’s why we build our structures in a way they would be impregnable to water, but water finds a way.
Think about it, water corrosion created huge caves in solid rock for millions of yours, your home is no match to the power of nature. Keeping water out can prove to be harder then it seems, water has all the time in the world to find a tiny hole it can seep through.
Water proofing is needed when you have:
- Cracks in Foundation
- Unsealed Windows or Doors
- Clogged Drains
- Unsealed Center Blocks
- Gaps in Foundation
- Inoperable Sunk Pump
- Unsealed Pipe Holes
- Massive Tree Roots
Water Proofing your basement is the only way to prevent water damage from the sources listed above. In the Envirocare water proofing process, different applications are used for different sources of water penetration. Not water proofing the basement will cause water to keep damaging your interior and potentially cause black mold and mildew to grow and make the home or basement inhabitable.
How To Choose A Water Proofing Professional
When choosing a water proofing professional, ask what they are going to do. What kind of process is going to be implemented to what part of the building, to keep water out. Some water proofing companies will only fix the immediate problem but wont have a long term solution. Always ask what kind of warranty they offer or don’t offer, to protect your investment. Remember, you are going to spend thousands on this project, if it takes a little more to go with a more qualified professional, go for it! Getting a better job will keep you safe for years to come.
EnviroCare has a proven method to keep water out of your basement. Call today for a free estimate and consultation.