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Millvale, PA 15209
I can't tell you enough about the importance of waterproofing the basement. Aside from adding value to your property, it also beautifies your home and protects it against flooding, water damage and of course the growth of mold and mildew. Choosing which basement waterproofing system is best for you can be tricky especially now that the competition for this market is too high. If you live in an area where there are always heavy downpours, then waterproofing shouldn't be an option because it's mandatory. Given the basement's construction, humidity and temperature, it's so easy for other people to think that this space is useless. It's about time that we let go of that impression and make the most out of that additional space we have at home.
Waterproofing is one of the things to be accomplished prior to basement finishing. There are different available basement waterproofing systems and what's good about them is that they are less messy with conventional methods. Some are even cheaper than installing a drywall. When deciding on a system, pick something that will let excess water steer away from your foundation which will then reduce the amount of hydrostatic pressure on your walls. This can be done by making use of punched footer drains which will run around your home's perimeter and deposit excess water in a connecting sewer or ditch.
A basement waterproofing
system comes in two types (in general) and these are classified
under internal and external system. With the internal basement waterproofing system, visible problems like moist walls and molds can be fixed however it cannot stand too much hydrostatic pressure unlike with external basement waterproofing systems. Because of the materials involved in excavation, naturally, the latter is more costly. Get a free estimate from the contractors you are eyeing on and try to compare the bids. You want to work with somebody who's gained enough experience to do the job for you however, be careful with contractors who tend to overprice and who just equate their cost with their name or reputation. If you can't afford both internal and external basement waterproofing then you can have the inside of the basement done for the time being but make sure you give proper maintenance to your footer drains and external drainage system.