Top 3 Methods of Waterproofing A Basement

Waterproofing a basement - Methods

Basement Waterproofing and Repair

Is your basement always damp? Do Winter and Spring showers bring musty odors, wet basement, and mold? Then it might be time to consider waterproofing your basement and installing a drainage system. At Limitless Golden Construction, we specialize in repairing wet basements. This service prevents further issues with leaks, standing water and mold growth.

How water penetrates your foundation:

Surface water buildup around the foundation of your home can lead to a damp basement. If the soil around your home becomes saturated with water, extra weight can create pressure that forces water inside.

before waterproofing a basement
Before Basement Waterproofing

When groundwater levels outside the basement rise above the floor level, the basement acts like a boat in a pond. If a boat is sitting in water, water will leak in through any open cracks or holes. It works the same way with a basement. Hydrostatic pressure can even push water through hairline cracks.

This pressure pushes water into the basement through cracks and joints, with water commonly being pushed through the floor-wall joint. Hydrostatic pressure on the walls also pushes moisture through the porous concrete of your home. This is where the drier air inside of your basement sucks it up and makes your basement air more humid. Are you aware of the benefits of waterproofing a basement and why your neighbors invest in it?

The Benefits of Waterproofing A Basement:

Homeowners who have basement water leaks, or suffer from musty odor of a damped basement, are understandably hesitant to finish their basement for fear of water or mold damage.

Limitless Golden Construction services and products will allow you to refinish your basement with confidence. Some homeowners are able to double home space; adding space for playrooms, guest areas, a “man cave,” or safe storage space. The value of waterproofing a basement increases through their home investment. Having a waterproofed basement allows you to reclaim more space, increase home resale value, and prevent harmful effects of mold.

Waterproofing Methods
Method of Waterproofing a Basement

One of the worst things about a damp, leaking basement is the smell of mold and mildew. Moisture, high humidity and condensation is what gives a basement (and its contents) that musty, old smell. By installing French drains and controlling humidity with properly sized dehumidifiers you can permanently eliminate basement odors and mold growth. Waterproofing a basement it’s not rocket science; there are three methods to consider that do require professional knowledge and expertise in order to have a lasting impact. 

Identify the source of water in your basement:    

Limitless Golden Construction is a well established, diverse company with a prime focus on customer satisfaction and top quality installations. Our proven track record has created a consistent demand for our products and services, which includes interior and exterior waterproofing, foundation repair and more.

French Drain

A French drain is a common solution for waterproofing a basement. It’s a trench containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from the foundation. This type of drainage system can be an effective way to redirect water.

Basement Insulation

Insulating your basement walls and floor can help make your basement more comfortable and reduce your home heating and cooling costs. Installing the right type of basement insulation in a professional way can offer several benefits.

  • Eliminates damp basement walls and floors
  • Reduces drafts and air leaks for greater comfort year round
  • Reduces the risk of frozen pipes in cold temperatures
  • Provides moisture control and reduces the risk of mold growth

Interior drainage systems

The least disruptive method is the interior waterproofing approach. Drainage systems installed at the interior addresses hydrostatic pressure, or the pressure of groundwater forcing its way through basement walls. The interior perimeter of the concrete floor is jackhammered and drainage piping is installed, routing water that enters the basement to a sump pump system that actively removes the water. Backup battery-operated sump pumps are often recommended to prevent flooding of the basement during a power outage.

After waterproofing basement and masonry
Waterproofing & Masonry Pros

At Limitless Golden Construction we evaluate your home inside and out before recommending any basement waterproofing or repair solutions. You benefit from a system that’s designed specifically for your home and that meets your needs. Contact us today to request your free consultation and estimate.

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