It’s a question we hear often. Should I waterproof my basement, or is it safe enough as it is? You must be asking yourself this question because you’ve noticed some issues in your basement that you think waterproofing will help resolve. Resolving those issues is the primary concern right now. What may even better be the long-term benefits of waterproofing your home. So, when you’re considering if you should waterproof your basement, you should have a few goals in mind you’d like to accomplish. Let’s start there!
So, you have dealt with a wet carpet in your basement. Yuck! It is not one of the most fun parts of being a homeowner. You have probably figured out your exact steps by now of cleaning everything up and getting everything dry. But you are smart, you know there is something more you should do besides just dealing with this wet basement carpet problem you have. You can prevent it from happening in the first place. You’re in the right place, so let’s get right to it!
Your basement is unique to the rest of your home due to the fact it’s surrounded by the ground. When it rains, the water doesn’t just sit above ground. The ground soaks it up thanks to gravity, and the water works its way below the surface. So now you can imagine your foundation being completely surrounded by not only the ground, but water. The good news is, you’re not the only one dealing with water in the basement after heavy rain. The bad news is that it is an issue, but we’ll show you how you can solve it!