Foundation waterproofing is a necessity for most homes. Waterproofing your basement won’t just save you money on repairs but will also protect the integrity of your home. Basements get flooded all the time, and dealing with this water damage can be stressful and expensive.
While Residential ResQ offers foundation repair, it’s always best to prevent a problem rather than deal with the aftermath. Waterproofing your basement or other form of foundation can extend your home’s lifespan by years.
Foundation waterproofing includes various materials and techniques used to stop water from seeping into the basement or a structure below ground level. The most popular method of foundation waterproofing is by applying a material to the foundation walls that seals the surface against moisture.
Applying waterproofing concrete has become a popular option lately. It seals the concrete surfaces from moisture and prevents humidity from penetrating into the concrete walls. Damp proofing, on the other hand, stops the moisture from leaking into the basement or other structure.
While our climate in the Northeast isn’t heavily impacted by rain, thunderstorms and extreme weather can still be a factor. Preventing damage before it happens is often required for most homes to be up to code for their towns, but this isn’t always the case when a home is built. In some cases, the foundation can deteriorate between homeowners, and waterproofing needs to happen once more.
A main benefit of foundation waterproofing is the prevention of mold growth. Foundation waterproofing prevents the growth of mold because of the water stopping the penetration. In addition, it also prevents moisture from getting into the structure through gaps in the walls with a sump pump waterproofing system.
Foundation waterproofing also keeps your basement dry and protects your family from dangerous air quality. Mold and mildew can create poor air quality which can be harmful to you and your family. Preventing this with waterproofing services can help protect your family’s well being.
Damp proofing is not just for older homes. Preventing water damage with new homes is a service we frequently assist with, and drainage issues can be found in any house. When these are present, water can penetrate the concrete and expand into the interior. This can lead to mold growth, rot, cracking, and even temperature issues.
Most people think that foundation waterproofing is simply covering up existing concrete. That isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, waterproofing the exterior foundation of your home involves more than putting a waterproof layer on top of your current setup. You need to repair any drainage systems that are in poor condition, seal any porous spots around the exterior of the home and check to make sure that your foundation waterproofing product is doing its job.
Providing basement waterproofing is what Residential ResQ does best. From crawl space repair to egress window installation, we can cover all the basic safety improvements for your home. For more information on all of our repair and waterproofing services, visit us online, or reach us by phone at 844-201-4166. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have while providing clarity on the work we do.