Waterproofing a home is an effective way to stop one of the worst types of damage. Moisture can not only discolor walls and weaken the integrity of a structure, it can also lead to a serious infestation of mold or insects. Either possibility can impact your health, especially if the problem goes undetected for a while. And unfortunately, it doesn't take very much water for your home to be affected. If your home is your single greatest asset, you need to look beyond the standard protections to more effective methods. We'll look at home waterproofing and what it takes to really make the building impervious to outside threats.
Waterproofing a basement really runs the gamut in terms of both price and methodology, as there are numerous ways to approach the same problem:
Excavation waterproofing starts with addressing the outermost layer of the basement and your foundation. Once the trench or perimeter is completed, the walls can then be cleaned and double-checked for potential cracks or openings. Hydraulic cement can be the best way to fix these holes as it will expand to fill every nook and cranny. From there, you can apply a sealant to all exterior walls and a waterproofing membrane. Both will act as moisture barriers, so the home will be more resistant to all moisture, even in the case of added pressure. Finally, you can use a drainage mat to encourage the water to move away from the home and into the trench.
If you're looking for better moisture control, Clint Miller Exterminating has the service for you. We can help you install a vapor liner that will augment your current drainage efforts. This tear-resistant material covers the ground and serves as a moisture barrier for the most vulnerable parts of your home. Musky crawlspaces attract insects, encourage rot, and can gravely hurt impact your air quality. They also often go ignored simply because they're inconvenient to get to. If you want to be proactive, give us a call today. We can also help you seal your vents, select a dehumidifier, and set up the appliance so it will work properly in your home.