There are many symptoms of a leaky basement, and a lot of times homeowners wait too long to call in a professional. The basement waterproofing professionals from Everdry understand that many people are do-it-yourselfers and in some cases doing it yourself will save you time and potentially money. When it comes to basement waterproofing though, it’s not as easy as painting over and sealing wet areas; you need to address the reason behind the water that’s entering your basement by sealing all the cracks and that typically requires more than the hardware store paints and sealers.
There are projects, both large and small, that many homeowners can tackle themselves and those include:
- Replacing an appliance
- Adding new tiles to the bathroom
- Putting in a new toilet
- Changing a faucet
- …and more
Then there are those household projects where you will want to call in a pro and those include:
- Removing and replacing the roof
- Rewiring portions of your house
- Laying carpet
- Siding your home or replacing windows
- Addressing water problems in the basement
When it comes to the basement, there are problems that are much deeper than the little drop of water that is coming down the basement wall. You may notice hairline cracks and attempt to seal it with caulk. This could address the issue for a brief time, but unless you know why the water is coming in, you aren’t addressing the problem, you’re just putting a band-aid on a larger wound.
If a moisture problem persists in your basement you could eventually be dealing with crumbling walls and damage to the structural integrity of your home, mold growth, and/or damage to any appliances or items you have stored in the basement. A basement waterproofing professional will get to the root cause of the leaking and cracks. He will recommend ways to permanently fix the issues which vary depending on the source of the problem. He will also check for mold growth and offer suggestions and help to mitigate it.
Moisture in the basement is something that can be addressed by a basement waterproofing professional. Left unattended you could be facing larger issues with your home and your health.
Contact the Professionals at Everdry today! 1-800-388-3837