Due to frequent storms and other precipitation in Virginia, water is an issue for many homeowners. If water finds its way into your basement, it can cause several issues in various areas of the home. That is why it is important to make sure that your home is completely protected from flooding or water leakage. If you notice any signs that your home may be susceptible to basement water seepage, it is important to have a basement waterproofing contractor take a look immediately. This is especially important during the spring months, as the snow thaws and fills the ground with excess water. The experts at Basement Masters Waterproofing can provide waterproofing solutions for all of your basement water problems.
There are several common issues that can arise from having water in your basement. These issues include:
These are some of the issues that can develop if water is allowed to seep into your basement. Of course, first, the water must find its way into your home. The most common entry points for water into a basement are cracks in the wall, the space between the wall and the ceiling, the space between the wall and the foundation, and gaps between the basement windows and walls. These are common areas where water is allowed to seep into your home. In the springtime, there is even more water in the ground than normal due to spring storms, melting snow, and the thawing ground. This means that water is more likely to seep into your basement or crawl space.
If water is allowed to pool around your foundation, there is a big chance that it will find its way into the basement. To prevent this, it is important to make sure that your surface drainage and exterior drainage systems are functioning properly. The surface drainage system consists of the gutters, downspouts, and the grading of your yard. If the gutters are clogged or improperly slanted, if the downspouts do not extend far enough, or if the ground is not properly sloped, water could end up being dumped close to your foundation, leaving your home vulnerable to a wet basement. The exterior drainage systems are designed to carry water away from the foundation. A good drainage system will catch water from around the foundation and carry it away from the home.
An interior drainage system is another option. This system is designed to collect water that makes its way into your basement and carry it to the sump pit. There, the water is stored until the water level is high enough to kick the sump pump on. The sump pump then pumps the water out and away from the basement.
A vapor barrier may also help you keep your basement dry and safe this spring. These vapor barriers are made of a moisture-retardant material such as plastic or foil sheeting. They are installed along the walls of your crawl space or basement to seal out moisture. This can help prevent basement seepage to keep your home from developing water issues.
If you are looking for ways to waterproof your basement or crawl space this spring, come to Basement Masters Waterproofing. It is important to make sure that your home is well equipped to deal with the excess water that comes with the warmer months. Contact us today for more information on our basement waterproofing and crawl space repair services.