Basement Waterproofing MI
Avoid basement water problems by taking preventative action. Basement waterproofing is important because it ensures that your basement will not only be a usable space or level in your home but also that you will not have to worry about other, harder to manage problems, that will stem from the water. For example, basement moisture is what fuels mold growth that not only ruins materials but also fills the air you and your family breathe in into your home with musty doors and dangerous mold spores. Keep your basement out of harm’s way by calling NESPros to provide you with the best basement waterproofing services Northern Michigan.
Interior Basement Waterproofing
People accept damp, musty and moldy basements because they are not aware of the preventative measures you can take so that your basement is dry and so you are able to take advantage of this extra space in your home. Starting points to prevent a water-filled basement include proper basement drainage systems and basement sump pumps. Installing both of these helps keep water from seeping in through your walls and pumps water away from your home, both promoting and keeping your basement dry.
The interior basement drainage system connected to a sump pump should be installed where the basement’s slab floor meets the foundation wall, also known as the area most prone to leaks in any basement. The ideal part of interior basement waterproofing is that nothing can get clogged with plants, dirt or other outdoor residue. The drain is key because it captures water before it gets to your basement floor and then it goes to the sump pump pit and when this pit reaches a certain level of water it automatically pumps the water outside.
Exterior Basement Waterproofing
It is difficult to waterproof foundation, however, there are a combination of ways you can take action and these will contribute to your basement waterproofing as a whole. In many places it is required to damp proof the foundation of a home when you build it. Damp proofing is when an asphalt-based compound is painted or sprayed onto the exterior of your home. However, this is not the same as basement waterproofing and though it is an important step because it keeps out soil moisture, you need to take other preventative action in combination with it to really ensure your home can efficiently and effectively keep water out.
NESPros can help you efficiently and effectively with basement waterproofing. We look for the best methods and combinations of strategies to help find one that fits your home and will keep water out. We want your basement to be a usable, safe space that is not filled with mold or other problems that water can lead to. Contact one of our consultants today for basement waterproofing help and more information on our services.