Your basement can become wet from a variety of reasons, but what we'll talk about today is cracks in your foundation and concrete. These cracks allow moisture to seep into your basement from outside, and can lead to your possessions being damaged and your foundation weakening. The entire process can really put a strain on your home and lead to flooding and extra expense. If the water reaches vital components of your home, such as your furnace and air conditioning systems, you can be out thousands of dollars. It's best to fix these problems as they come and make sure that you keep your basement as dry as possible.
Interior waterproofing methods are typically the easiest and most affordable. These typically begin with ensuring that any cracks or holes in your basement walls, floors, and around windows and doors, are properly sealed and watertight. Water most frequently makes its way into our basement via these cracks, so properly sealing them is the first step towards ensuring your basement stays dry. Special sealants can be used to effectively fill any cracks, preventing any new moisture from traveling inside. These sealants are typically quite effective and often come with extended warranties, guaranteeing their effectiveness.
Interior waterproofing methods, such as waterproof sealants, also do a good job at keeping humidity levels down, preventing condensation. These coatings can be put onto basement walls and floors creating a waterproof barrier.
Call the Basement Waterproofing experts at Nick Gress Foundations at 636-219-1967 or 314-409-1497 to learn more or get a free estimate.