Basement Waterproofing What You Need to Know
Many homes in the Kansas City area have basements. Whether you use yours for storage of bulky items or extra living space, your basement is susceptible to a unique set of problems, particularly from water damage. Basement waterproofing is extremely important to the health of your home as even a small amount of water can, over time, lead to extensive foundation damage and the need for a serious repair.
Signs That You Need Basement Waterproofing
Take a look around your basement. If you notice any of the following, it’s best to get it taken care of as soon as possible.
- Moisture or water on the floors
- Any leaking pipes, no matter how small
- A musty, wet odor
- Mildew or moss growth
- Cracks in the walls
- Cracks in the basement floor
- Water leaking into the basement through windows or doors
Basement Waterproofing Techniques
Some basement waterproofing is simple. You may just need to re-grade your yard to divert water away from basement windows or install new rain gutters that drain water away from the foundation. However, other basement waterproofing is more complicated, requiring the installation of pumps, lifting of sinking floors, or increasing ventilation. In any case, KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair is well equipped to diagnose and repair any existing basement problems.
KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair specialize in basement waterproofing. We’ll come and take a look at your basement, diagnose the problem, and make the needed repair. Sometimes we install sump pumps, which take water from beneath the slab and pump it somewhere that it is unable to damage your home. Other times we use Grate Drain products to remove water and ensure a dry, healthy basement. And in any case, if there is existing damage, we can make the repairs.
If you’ve noticed any signs of foundation damage or have seen any of the above symptoms of the need to waterproof your basement, contact KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair. We’d love to provide you with a solution.
For more valuable articles like this one to keeping your Kansas City metro area home dry, visit our Ultimate Guide to Waterproofing Your Kansas City Home.