Homeowners dread a wet basement, especially if the basement is finished; water in the home is not a man’s best friend.

If you’ve experienced a leaky basement, cracks in your foundation or water seepage, you may have searched for ways to resolve it on your own. Many hardware or big box stores offer waterproofing paint or other products intended to resolve the problem of water in your basement but for the most part, these solutions simply do not work. Covering over a wall that has leaked produces little more than a cosmetic solution if the source of the water problem itself is not properly addressed.

Find the Source
When you notice water in your basement, search for the source of the problem by starting outside. Determine how the water is making its way to your basement. Inspect your gutters, downspouts and other drainage systems to be sure that water isn’t leaking from one of these. The grade of soil around your foundation should divert water away from the home so inspect your entire home. After carefully inspecting these items, the next thing to check is your pool system if you have one. Be sure there isn’t a leak in one of the lines that may be driving water toward the basement. If you don’t see any problems along these lines, it’s time to call a professional basement waterproofing company.

Use the Right Approach
Waterproofing contractors tend to agree that one size doesn’t fit all. Every basement water problem is unique and the solution should be tailored to your situation. The type of basement waterproofing repair system is dependent on your home’s unique situation and construction. In many cases, the solution is not just one type of repair but may be a combination of approaches.

If you are experiencing water in your basement, contact Everdry Waterproofing. We’ll evaluate the problem, provide you with the right solution and estimate the cost along with a thorough education on what’s happening in your home.