Basement Waterproofing Services Northern Virginia

 

Basement waterproofing is a process that is performed using proven methods and products to channel, interrupt, and prevent water from entering your home or business. Different waterproofing systems are designed for use in the different problem areas both in and around the home where water can commonly intrude. It is essential to get a proper diagnosis from a knowledgeable professional who can determine the best course of action for your home. By choosing a professional basement waterproofing installation, you can prevent further damage to your home.

There is a number of reasons water can enter your home for a large number of reasons, and there is no shortage of water in Northern Virginia and Southern Mayland. No matter the reason water might be trying to enter your home, you want to protect the investment you have made in your home and reduce the risk of possible health concerns for your family. Standing water and damp floors can cause damage to structural components, cause mold or mildew, put appliances at risk of failure, and reduce your living space by making it unusable.

The sooner you address moisture intrusion issues in your basement, crawl space, or concrete foundation, the better! Before a waterproofing system can be installed, any existing damage needs to be repaired. The more damage that is present, the more costly the repairs will be. Time is an enemy for homes that are vulnerable to water and only amplifies the problems caused by it.

We have been providing our community with proven solutions for over 25 years and earned our reputation as a trusted basement waterproofing company. Contact the experts here at Basement Masters Waterproofing for customized basement waterproofing solutions throughout Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

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If you’ve never experienced a wet basement before, you may not know all the signs to look for despite having a hunch that something is wrong. After all, just because you have a wet basement problem does not mean it’s completely flooded. Even slight symptoms could indicate the presence of damp or mold growth! Check out some of the common signs of a wet basement below. If any of these sound familiar to you, contacting a professional right away will be beneficial for the integrity and safety of your home.

Our team will come to your property to assess the problem and provide you with a tailored solution so you and your family can enjoy a dry basement for years to come. Get your free evaluation by calling or filling out the online form today!

 

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Not like interior waterproofing, the exterior process involves excavating around your home down to the base of the foundation walls. Secondly, the foundation walls are coated with a waterproof covering. The system is installed and completed with drainage panels. The drainage panels, designed to carry water away from the house, are installed once the coating has dried. A professional contractor is usually the best choice for completing the project correctly and efficiently.
If your home does not have an appropriate drainage system inside the home, and an exterior solution isn't right for your home, perhaps it is time to consider an interior waterproofing option. A system like this is designed to collect water from below the footing and drain it away to a sump pump, which then pumps it away from the home. An interior drainage system is located on the inside of your basement walls or footings once it is installed. Because of this, any mess from installation is greatly reduced and expenses can be lower than an exterior system.
As an efficiently corrective solution, interior waterproofing is a good option once water has already been identified to be entering your home. In contrast, exterior waterproofing acts as more of a preventative measure for protecting your basement and keeping it dry. Internal systems are best utilized for keeping water out of your home and away from your foundation. The process involves digging a trough for collecting water and directing it to a sump pump, a component also known as a french drain. Usually done after a house has been constructed, an internal tile drain is installed around the perimeter of the foundation. The reason for this is because these systems are frequently installed as a response to damp accumulating in a basement or as part of a basement remodeling project. As for a exterior waterproofing solutions, the process is more extensive. Usually installed outside of the home's foundation, this system is designed to prevent water from intruding the basement area to begin with, not alleviate the problems cause by successful water intrusion. The excavating process is required to expose the foundation of your home in order for the durable waterproof sealant to be installed. An exterior system is most effective and absolute for preventing water from entering your home.
As a complex operation, waterproofing should not be relied on as a DIY project. We highly recommend employing a professional waterproofing company to be able to ensure the job is done correctly and with proper safety measures in place. A professional company accumulates a lot of experience and hires bonded, licensed workers that match that level of expertise. The following points are helpful for determining if the company you are looking into is a good match for your home. Be Certain Waterproofing Is Their Specialty A Significant Amount of Equipment & Staff Is Important Look for Bonded, Licensed, & Insured! Several Years In Business Equals Many Years Experience Learn About Their Performance From Reviews & Testimonials
The most common cause of basement moisture intrusion is leaking water. Leaks can be repaired in a variety of ways. Not all solutions, however, will solve your problem! Depending on what company you might hire to do the job, the outcomes could either prove successful or disappointing. A bad result can cause you to need to start the process all over again. Temporary solutions, like basement moisture absorbers, are generally used as a quick fix to simply alleviate the symptoms for a reduced amount of time. As the moisture is pulled out of the air by the absorbers, the damp will somewhat leave the air. The relief this brings only lasts so long and will leave you needing to replace the product again. This means the dampness will inevitably return once the absorber is used up since the moisture is once again accumulating in the basement. Essentially, the source of the moisture intrusion will have to be corrected to prevent the it from returning.
Like many other services, basement waterproofing is designed to improve your home. Below are some of the pros and cons you might experience with basement waterproofing services: Pros Your system will reduce wall cracks and/or basement leaking water. A professionally installed system consists of parts that help seal the foundation walls and prevent water form intruding. Your system will call for being installed outside the basement of the home. This avoids disrupting the living spaces in your basement. Cons While exterior waterproofing might stop water from coming in through the foundation walls, it may not be enough to stop high humidity from increasing in your home. High humidity conditions can still cause mold growth in the home, even though water is no longer leaking into the home. An exterior waterproofing system installation requires more labor and consumes more time than an interior system, but the results show a more efficient outcome.

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