Waterproof Your Basement With These 3 Unique Options

Overview

Owning a home is not an easy task, with all the maintenance and up-keeping of it. From the garage to the basement, every room needs attention. But if your house has a basement, then you need to be extra careful. Especially if you live in a region that is prone to heavy precipitation and high humidity. It tends to dampen the basement and in the worst case, flood it. The loss incurred due to this may be huge, depending on the utility of it. So to avoid such losses and the nuisance of the maintenance of your basement, the best option is to get it waterproofed.

Mentioned below are three unique ways in which you can do that.

Waterproofing Solutions

  • Waterproofing paint/ interior sealant- a cheap and effective temporary fix, it holds good for a brief period before you can find the ideal solution. The paint can be spread across the floors and sprayed onto the walls. It is very easy to implement this, but still, you can hire a painter to do the paint job for you if you are allergic to the fumes.
  • Exterior Waterproofing- this can only be implemented on the exteriors and is very time consuming and costly. It requires a trench to be dug outside your basement that leads up to the foundation. The walls are then coated with a waterproof membrane that seals any crevices, thus preventing the entry of the moisture. You have to hire waterproofing contractors to carry out this fix.
  • Interior water drainage system- it is an ideal choice as it is very effective ad budget-friendly too. A trench is dug which is connected to a drain that leads to a pit. The moisture is pumped out here.

Conclusion

Analyze which option best suits your needs and plan accordingly. Getting your basement fixed is very important and will benefit you in the future.

Jack
Written by Jack
Jack Bauer is a freelance writer and an academician. He is a graduate of Communication and Media Arts and he owns a publishing company in New York City.