Waterproofing for Basements | Underground Structures
Waterproofing a basement can be a costly, but necessary, investment. A basement
waterproofing is vital to keeping the contents of your home, and its foundation,
from suffering the effects of leaks.It is also important to safeguard the basement
by ensuring that water can't make its way into the home via the foundation
Nature of problems:
If your area is wet and characterized by moist soil, your house is prone to water
seepage.If ignored for long, it can lead to bigger damages like cracked on foundation.
As water begins to build up in the soil near and under the house, the soil expands.Water
and moisture can cause cracks and bowing in foundation walls, among other problems, and
with time, these can lead to serious structural damage. Water can seep in through the
cracks into the basement, creating leaky walls that increase buildup of mold, musty
smells, and poor circulated air. The pests that can come in through foundation cracks
caused by moisture like rodents or termites can literally eat away at the building,
eventually making the home not suitable for living in.