Things You Can Do To Keep Water Out Of Your Basement

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Basement waterproofing is a very important thing to do when you are a homeowner. After all, if water is able to start getting into your basement, it is only a matter of time before you end up with ruined personal belongings and mold growing throughout the home. To help make sure that you are going to be able to avoid such destruction, you will want to review the following basement waterproofing tips.

Seal The Exterior Of Your Basement Wall

This is one of the first things you might want to do because it is really the most helpful. When you seal up the exterior side of your basement wall, you are preventing water from penetrating the foundation at all. This will usually require you to dig along the side of your foundation, all of the way down to the footer. This might be an unbearable amount of work for you to do on your own with a shovel. You may want to hire a contractor to come dig out the soil for you and then push it all back in place once you have painted the sealant all along the foundation walls.

Create A Slope Against Your House

If you have a flat yard, you will want to add additional soil right next to your home foundation in order to create a slight slope. The downward slope away from your home will help guide water away from your foundation. This alone can help reduce the likelihood of you ever needing repairs to your basement walls because of water damage. Speaking of water drainage, now would be the time to inspect the condition of your gutters and down spouts. Make sure that he downspouts are leading the collected water away from your home. If all of the water simply drops right along the foundation, it will eventually end up in your basement.

When you take enough proactive steps, you should have little problem keeping your basement nice and dry. If you want assistance with basement waterproofing, you can always hire a contractor to do the work for you. Discuss the methods that they generally use for waterproofing basements and then mention some of the ideas that you have in mind. You can make use of multiple methods of keeping water out of basements. In fact, the more of an effort you put into this, the harder it will be for water to ruin your basement and all of the things that you have in there.

For more information, contact companies like Sposato Masonry.

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25 November 2019

Construction Needs in Times of Disaster

I live in the middle of the desert, so I never thought that flooding would be a problem. However, a few months ago my town was hit with a huge storm. These freak storms are called "Hundred Year Storm" because the chances of them happening are once in a hundred years. Needless to say, no one was prepared for the aftermath--especially not the city sewage system. All this extra water had no where to go, and suddenly, I found my basement flooded. It wasn't a fun experience, but we dealt with it the best we could. Since then, I have spent a lot of time looking into different options for sewage, water lines, and other related things. We're now even looking into building a new house. This blog is the result of my ongoing research.