How to Avoid a Basement Disaster

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Adam Helfman

Adam Helfman

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Basement Waterproofing is not a simple project – leaks can have multiple causes and be hard to diagnose. Before you hire a pro, learn how to identify a good contractor and the difference between leak repair and waterproofing.

Uh-oh – we’ve had wet weather and you are noticing moisture in your basement or crawl space. Don’t panic yet! Water or moisture in the basement can be caused by several different things: grading issues in your landscaping or gutter downspouts that have failed or more serious issues such as foundation failure or failure of the original drain tile. 

If the source of the leak isn’t obvious, you definitely need a pro to help with the diagnosis. A good basement waterproofing contractor will have technology to make that much easier! 

Once the leak is located, your contractor will recommend a course of action to correct the issue and keep your space clean and dry. 

Watch the video to learn about inside and outside waterproofing systems, and why you may need both.

Before you hire a contractor, make sure you understand the plan for your particular project, as well as verify their license and insurance. It doesn’t hurt to get few referrals from happy customers they have worked for in the past, too. A few other important questions:

  • What is the warranty on the system?
  • How long will the work take?
  • Waterproofing work can be dirty – how will they clean up when finished?

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