Not every home needs residential basement waterproofing. Some homes have no underground construction, and others have adequate drainage and water diversion, so groundwater is not a factor. When you do need these services, however, it can mean that the stability of your household is in jeopardy. Persistent water concerns place constant pressure on wall systems, wear down these components, and can worsen over time. This comprehensive guide will provide an overview of the repair process and help you determine if you need to call AdvantaClean for waterproofing services. 

When Is Waterproofing Necessary?

Knowing when residential basement waterproofing is necessary can be beneficial, especially when conditions have not reached a critical stage. Much like any recovery or rehabilitation service you need in your life, certain signs and signals can prompt you to seek the experience of a professional. Much like taking your car to a mechanic upon hearing strange engine noises, there are some red flags or circumstances that might lead you to call AdvantaClean about waterproofing:

  • Persistent moisture and water damage 
  • Degrading foundation and basement walls 
  • Widespread mold growth
  • Upcoming plans to finish the basement to become a living space 

How AdvantaClean Waterproofs Your Basement

Varying conditions and materials require unique approaches for waterproofing purposes in residences. Some homes have poured foundations that are susceptible to cracking at relief joints or leeching moisture. Other properties feature traditional concrete masonry unit construction, which might separate along mortar joints, settle unevenly, or have hollow cells that could become water filled. Regardless of the specific challenges your home faces, waterproofing services must simultaneously address the cause and effects of these conditions. The process often follows a familiar pattern:

  • Interior Drying  - Before beginning any preventative work, we clean up and dry the inside of your basement level to inspect for visible concerns that guide the repair process. 
  • Installing Permanent Fixtures in the Basement - If the conditions suggest that even adequate drainage installation outside the property is insufficient to keep water from being a factor in the basement, we can install permanent equipment like a sump pump or a strong dehumidifier to manage damp conditions.  
  • Coating Wall Surfaces Sensitive to Water Damage - We apply a thick coating of water-resistant material on wall surfaces inside the basement. This moisture barrier is a final measure of added protection before elements like drywall cover the exterior systems. 

Scheduling Your Appointment with Trusted Professionals 

While direct damage is an obvious sign that waterproofing and water damage cleanup services are necessary, moisture threats are not always glaring. Before major construction to finish a basement or convert this space into living quarters, we encourage an evaluation of dampness and moisture factors that might become a concern when it's costlier to resolve. We can use advanced tracking devices to monitor present moisture in foundation materials and the environment and assess potential vulnerabilities that might lead to water damage. 

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A thorough basement-level inspection and assessment use collected data to create a custom waterproofing plan for your house. Our technicians can walk you through the process and needed steps so you are comfortable with each stage before the services begin. Residential basement waterproofing can be a need for your property or a method of safeguarding underground levels of the structure before a remodeling/finishing project begins. Knowing how to keep water out is a way to save money and headaches. Trust our AdvantaClean team to help from start to finish.