As a homeowner, it’s no secret that you don’t want water in your home. Water can be especially dangerous and destructive if it enters the home, so it is important to invest in both home waterproofing services and water management techniques to keep your home dry. And while according to the National Flood Insurance Program, floods are the number one disaster in America claiming over $3 billion in damages every year, it’s just as important for a homeowner to protect their home from everyday water threats.
So what exactly is the difference between water management and basement waterproofing services?
The answer is easy: water management is the idea that you take precautions to dry out your home after the water has already seeped in. Water proofing solutions, on the other hand, is when the homeowner takes preventative precautions to keep the water from entering the home in the first place.
What are some different basement waterproofing methods a homeowner can invest in?
Depending on your needs, there are a few different options you can choose from. Let’s take a closer look at two of them.
There are plenty of methods you can choose from when it comes to keeping a wet basement at bay. For example, you can choose to install a sump pump, which will manually flush water away from your home. Or window wells can help to keep water away from the home and drain it into your landscaping. There’s also the option of installing cove joints as a way to allow water to safely escape through cracks between different pours of concrete.
Your home’s foundation can really take a beating, and small cracks can begin to form that will slowly let water in. There are different kinds of foundation issues that your foundation could have without you even realizing it: foundation bowing, foundation cracks, foundation piering, and foundation settling. The most common fixes for these problems are either epoxy injecting or installing a carbon fiber wall support system to prevent these problems from getting worse.
Don’t wait until your basement is wet to figure out a solution to the problem. Preventative maintenance is key, and if you are interested in investing in basement waterproofing services, make sure to call our professionals to get started today.