Basement waterproofing is a good way to prevent your basement from being penetrated by water, especially during a flood. It also helps reduce overall moisture around your basement, which helps prevent mold growth, metal oxidation and the destruction of important documents stored in your basement. However, there are certain times when basement waterproofing fails, often baffling homeowners and costing them thousands of dollars.
In this post, Rapid-Dri discusses the possible reasons your basement waterproofing failed.
Old Waterproofing System
Basement waterproofing has modern technological advances such as modern sump pumps and drainage systems, which are more effective than their predecessors. However, if your home was built a few decades ago, then your waterproofing system might have some mileage on them and are out of date. Older sealants also wear with age and reduce protection so you might want to get your waterproofing system inspected by an expert, such as those from Rapid Dri, to determine the exact problem.
Improper installation is another possible reason for your basement waterproofing’s failure. If you recently purchased your home without being aware of its full construction and foundation repair history, then it’s possible the previous homeowner hired the wrong people to waterproof the basement. Improper installation of the waterproofing system is basically akin to not having a system at all so make sure the waterproofing system was installed by a licensed contractor to ensure effectivity.
Waterproofing shouldn’t be a one size fits all situation since every house is different and requires their own set of waterproofing. Using the improper sealant can render your basement waterproofing system useless so it’s important you consult with a professional to truly resolve any basement issues you may have.
Turn to Rapid Dri for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of sagging floor and foundation repair services. Give us a call at (734) 272-4495 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and other areas in MI.