If you have been talking with a home improvement professional and he or she mentions Drylock or Drylok, what he is talking about is a basement waterproofing sealer that is put on the concrete. This product is designed to prevent water from seeping through the foundation and walls in the basement. Drylock is applied to the walls and floor with a brush or roller and many times homeowners will use this as a do-it-yourself fix to wet walls and floors.
The problem with this DIY approach is that often the root issue of the water seeping into the basement has not been addressed. This “fix” can be an inefficient method to protect against moisture and could even lead to mold growth. In some cases the moisture will force its way through the cement and the Drylock and cause flaking of the product – similar to paint cracking and flaking.
Even if you’ve used Drylock you will need to check for efflorescence; this is evident by sediment and white spots showing up on the walls and floor of the basement. Additionally, using this product in one area can lead to water moving into the basement in another area of the basement.
Before undertaking any measures to waterproof the basement, it’s best to work with a basement waterproofing professional to determine the reason for the wetness. Locating and fixing the source of the water is necessary before performing any measures to keep the basement dry. Professional repairing and sealing is crucial to basement health as well as that of your family!
Water seeping through the basement walls or floors requires a call to a waterproofing professional who can inspect the basement and assess not only the extent of the damage, but offer an inspection and repairs.
Everdry Waterproofing’s philosophy for success is to provide honest, courteous and guaranteed service to every customer. Our reputation reflects this with our well-trained, dedicated waterproofing technicians. This is achieved through fast, efficient processes as well as teamwork throughout this organization. You will always find a friendly representative willing to meet your needs at Everdry Waterproofing.
We are a full service company that handles problems ranging from patching cracks to rebuilding basements. In addition, we hold three patents related to waterproofing that make us unique in the industry. These patents and our experience allow us to be able to do what every other waterproofer can do, but no one else can do what we do.
We are actively involved in the industry and community, including the National Association of Waterproofing Contractors, BHA, NARI, NAHB, NHIA, the BIA, the FHA and a number of consumer advocacy groups, as well as playing leading roles in a number of charitable functions.
But, most importantly, our highest degree of praise comes from the thousands of referrals we get from our previous customers. Together they’ve made us a leader in the basement waterproofing and foundation repair industry.