If you have a finished basement, protecting it from water damage is important. You basement does not have to be completely flooded to have these problems. Moisture problems from things like condensation and static water pressure can create water damage. This is why you need systems to deal with moisture in your basement. Here are some of the things that you may want to consider to deal with moisture in a basement:
1. Updating And Improving Waterproofing On Walls
The waterproofing on old foundation walls can eventually fail. This can be due to things like old asphalt sealant wearing out. For additional moisture protection in your basement, you may want to consider waterproofing solutions for the interior walls. The interior waterproofing will ensure that water goes to drainage systems. In addition, make sure that any cracks and foundation damage are repaired.
2. Adding Interior Drains To Deal With Water In The Basement
Adding interior drains to your system can help to deal with the water in your basement. The drainage system can be an addition to exterior drainage. Sometimes, basement walls can have condensation build up and the drains will give the water a place to go and prevent it from causing water damage in your basement.
3. Adding An Adequate Sump Pump And Well To Get Water Out
You will also want to have an adequate sump pump for your basement. The drainage system in your basement will usually go to a sump well. The water can then be pumped out of your basement with other waste. When looking for a sump pump system, make sure that it is large enough to handle the needs of your system.
4. Improving Exterior Drainage And Grading To Protect Your Basement
Exterior drainage can also affect your basement. This is because static pressure can cause cracks and damage waterproofing. You may want to consider grading improvements that prevent water from causing damage. In addition, consider drains for things like gutters and landscaping that helps to deal with water runoff and protect your basement.
These are some solutions that can help you deal with moisture in your basement. If you are ready to start protecting your basement, contact a basement finishing contractor and talk with them about doing improvements and adding essential equipment to protect your basement. These improvements will help to keep your basement safe from water damage and protect your investment in your home.
To learn more, contact a company like Hopley Builders Inc.