If your basement waterproofing situation has been causing you problems, you are likely to have a love-hate relationship with your basement. On the one hand, it’s a great place for storage, laundry, or a family room. On the other hand, when it fills up with water it causes you a lot of stress and is a pain to clean up. As we approach February and Valentine’s Day, it’s time to fall back in love with your basement–and KC Waterproofing can help!
Take a moment and think about what stresses you out about your basement or crawl space. Is it the foundation damage? Is it the water that comes in when it rains? Is it the standing water in the crawl space, or the musty smells throughout the home? How about the unfinished crawl space? Any one of these things is very stressful, and one of the best ways to get rid of stressors is to resolve the problem. KC Waterproofing helps you resolve that stress with basement waterproofing, crawl space vapor barriers, and dehumidification techniques.
The first step in the process of an estimate, which KC Waterproofing provides free of charge for homeowners, is to assess the property and make sure that your home is not experiencing foundation damage. This is very common when you have water coming into the home. It’s usually caused by water in the soil freezing and then pushing up against the home’s foundation and causing cracks and bowing walls, which is called frost heave. It can also be caused by hydrostatic pressure, settlement, and many other ways.
Before basement waterproofing or work in the crawl space is completed, any foundation repair issues need to be resolved. Whether it’s bowing walls or settlement, these are usually corrected with underpinning systems. When foundation issues are not corrected first, the basement waterproofing will very likely fail because you aren’t getting to the root of the problem. Once these issues are resolved, basement waterproofing in the form of interior perimeter drainage systems, sump pumps, and dehumidification are installed. The extent of basement waterproofing needed will depend on the severity of the problem and your unique situation. For crawl spaces, you may want a vapor barrier to keep out moisture in an unfinished crawl space. You may also wish to have a sump pump or dehumidification system.
This February is the perfect time to fall back in love with your basement. If you’re not sure how to make it happen, call KC Waterproofing! We are happy to provide you with a free estimate, answer any questions, and get started on getting your basement waterproofing installed. Contact us today for more information.