Are you ready to finish your basement to add a man cave or just valuable space to your home? Before you can start, there are probably repairs that need to be done to protect your home from water. In addition, waterproofing needs to be inspected, repaired, and updated to protect your new space from potential moisture problems and damage. The following tips will help you repair damage and update waterproofing before you start any basement remodeling project:
What to Look for When Inspecting Your Foundation and Waterproofing for Damage
The problems with your basement may have gone unnoticed and need repairs. Therefore, you want to inspect the basement for damage to the foundation and leaks. Some of the problems you want to look for include problems with obvious cracks and visible moisture. In addition, look for areas of the exposed concrete of your foundation that show signs like damp watermarks. It is a good idea to have the basement of your home professionally inspected to ensure that you do not miss any problems that need to be addressed.
Stopping Existing Water Problems and Dealing with Moisture in The Basement
There may be existing water problems in your basement that need to be repaired after it has been inspected. You will want to have the damage to the foundation like cracks repaired, and deal with any moisture that gets in. In addition to repairs, you may want to have interior waterproofing added to ensure your basement is protected from water damage after it has been completed.
Adding Drainage Systems to The Interior of Your Foundation for Plumbing and Waterproofing
The basement of your home may not have plumbing if it is currently unfinished. This can be a problem when it comes to removing the wastewater, which is why sump pumps are installed. You will need to have a sump pump well installed to deal with plumbing drains when you finish your basement. In addition, installing a foundation drainage system to the interior of your basement will help deal with moisture and water that gets in, which then goes to the sump pump well, where it is then pumped out of the basement with the plumbing waste.
Exterior Drainage and Waterproofing Upgrades That Keep Water Out of Your Finished Basement
Lastly, you want to update the exterior of your home, starting with drainage. Make sure that your landscaping has good watershed that drains away from the foundation or install drainage lines to divert water away. The foundation should also have drainage tiles to prevent water problems, and you will also want to update outdated waterproofing with a system that prevents damage due to pressure caused by groundwater that drains through the soil.
For more information, contact a basement waterproofing professional.Share
23 July 2019
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