It is quite unfortunate that most home owners ignore the warning signs. They go down into their basements and the problems are staring them right in the face…they see a crack in the foundation and just think, “ah, that’s just the home settling.”
But, the truth is, these problems are major and they can cost an arm and a leg to fix.
Luckily, basement waterproofing can help beat these problems and solve the issue, but, you must get it done before it’s too late…
Having water problems in your foundation or basement is no laughing matter. The old saying that you can’t build a home without a solid foundation is true…and when you allow your foundation to go from solid and strong to sloshed and weak, the entire home is at risk.
When the foundation cracks or shifts, it can ruin the walls and floors on the main home.
Why Is Water So Bad for The Foundation?
Water, especially rain or snow water, is highly acidic and is corrosive. It is so acidic that it will literally eat away at the cement and cinder block. And, the longer it’s allowed to hit your basement and foundation, the more damage it does.
Once water is allowed to sit and corrode the walls, it pushes its way in and destroys the walls. Water inside the basement walls will make the bottom of the walls into a slush…the once strong cement is not a pudding-like substance.
This will lead to:
-Cracks in the basement walls
-Cracks and holes lead to water problems like flooding and mold growth
-The entire wall can collapse…this causes close to 75,000 dollars in damage in most cases
Basement Waterproofing Can Help
By waterproofing your basement, you provide the foundation and basement walls and floor with a shield. It will repel water and, when combined with French Drains and a better system of drainage, will carry water away from your home and foundation. This is key as it solves the problem of water putting pressure on the home’s foundation walls.
It moves the corrosive agents away and it relieves pressure caused by the ground swelling up and putting lateral and vertical pressure on the basement walls and floor.
Waterproofing is also a great investment because it instantly increases the value of your home by 25 – 35%.