Waterproofing with Clint Miller Exterminating
  • Sep 9, 2021
Protect Your Biggest Investment: Waterproofing 101

As a homeowner, one of the best things you can do is make sure your foundation and basement are waterproofed. Waterproofing builds a barrier between your structure and water where it can be severely affected. This creates a dry space or at least one where moisture becomes a problem. Why would you want to waterproof your home?

  • Reduction in allergies and other health problems
  • The space becomes livable
  • Lessens the amount of humidity
  • Protects and reinforces the structure
  • Lessens the likelihood of insects and rodents in the home

Dangers of Basement Moisture


Basement moisture can promote the growth of mold and other harmful effects. When moisture from the ground gets into the basement, the wood may start rotting, and rodents and other unwanted creatures may migrate to the space. Basement waterproofing must have the right products to stop hydrostatic pressure. Damp proofing doesn’t stop water from entering the basement area, but it does prevent moisture from foundational soil from getting through the concrete. This is more of a barrier that adds moisture control.

 

Waterproofing and Moisture Control


Waterproofing and moisture control methods can be used simultaneously to offer the greatest protection for your basement. In many cases, especially in the basement, waterproof paint is used to help prevent moisture from gathering on the floor or walls. Although this paint is effective, a sealant should be used for additional protection. Waterproof paint can be found in a hardware store or other retailer that sells paint. Depending on the brand, it can also be referred to as water-resistant paint. When cement walls are painted, this is usually the type of paint being used.

Being prepared during seasons where rain and water are a daily occurrence can help protect your investment. When working with a professional, knowing the difference between the basement and permanent basement waterproofing can help you ask the right questions to get exactly what you need.

Most people don’t realize how easy it is for water to penetrate the foundation of a home. Waterproofing the foundation will help stop leaks, keep out soil moisture, and keep the foundation strong. Waterproofing takes several steps most people don’t even realize. For instance, a professional may recommend the installation of a French drain, and the homeowner may have never heard of this.

 

Contact Clint Miller Exterminating

 

Your exterminator can give you sound advice on how to keep your foundation intact and keep out moisture that attracts insects and rodents. They should also be able to advise you on the types of waterproofing materials needed to accomplish this. Our team specializes in providing moisture barrier protection for your home in addition to taking care of your crawl spaces.

After a free inspection, our team can advise you on the steps needed to fully protect your home and avoid wood-destroying organisms or mold growth. Areas that are out of sight are usually the places that should harbor the most concern.

We’re ready and able to help you with our solutions to keep you and your home happy. To schedule your inspection, contact us today!

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