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Has Your Basement Leaked Recently? Here's What Not To Do.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 by Haley Tepool

Now more than ever, we see Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube flooded with ways to fix any problem you may be having. From home projects to crafts, there suddenly seems to be a solution to everything. What about when problems arise in your home? Read along for some of the craziest ideas we have seen to date.

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Often, homeowners who only see flooding will look the other way when their basement is wet, hoping that it was a one-time incident only. This is not the case! If nothing has been done to stop your basement from flooding, then there is no reason to believe that the problem will not return. The water sitting in your basement will always be in the back of your mind, no matter what.

“Use the Shop-vac to clean the water off the floor”

Sure, this solution will work for the time being. But what happens when it rains again? You will find yourself repeating this process every time it rains, or water intrudes. When this happens, you’ll wish you fixed it correctly the first time.

“Waterproof paint is all you need to fix a leaking basement”

At best, waterproof paint will temporarily stop water vapor from getting into your basement. To keep water out, you need a proper basement waterproofing system.

“A Dehumidifier Will Fix It!”

Some homeowners will try to address moisture in their basement by installing a hardware store dehumidifier in their home. These dehumidifiers also don’t provide enough power. If the dehumidifier is not self-draining, its collection will fill in about 12 hours, after which it will shut off. Unless the homeowner replaces the tray twice a day, the system is not operating.

In Conclusion…

We’re certain that every basement waterproofing job will save you money down the road, as well as your sanity. If you're planning on selling your house someday, the time to waterproof is now. A wet basement will reduce the value of a house by 10% or more. Waterproofing your basement with a system that includes a transferable warranty will pay back for itself in the value of your home. Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate or click here to get your home back into a healthy condition in no time. 

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