Not long ago, we covered a few advantages of waterproofing your home’s basement. Now it is time to dive deeper and explore additional basement waterproofing benefits so that you fully understand the value you get from the service.
Your home is an investment, and you want to protect it in the best way you can. The foundation of your home is tied to your basement, and that is one of the most critical areas that you must protect. After all, your foundation is subjected to water, soil, erosion, and minerals.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BASEMENT WATERPROOFING
Whether your home is constructed below or at ground level, waterproofing is imperative for the structural integrity of your home. Ideally, waterproofing should be completed at the time your home is built. However, older homes are not waterproofed. The waterproof coating typically involves polymerized asphalt or a tar-based solvent. These are highly durable, flexible, and strong enough to stand up to years of use.
Why consider using concrete companies in Edmonton like Osco Mudjacking & Construction, Ltd.? Some important advantages include:
- Preventing Colds and Illnesses – When you allow a basement to remain moist or damp, it is the ideal breeding ground for mould In fact, the Government of Canada states that living in mould could lead to frequent eye, nose, and throat irritation. It might also force you to develop coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and worsen existing asthma.
- Preventing Cracks in the Foundation – A foundation repair is extremely costly. Luckily, you do not have to endure this cost if you take care of your home’s foundation. Waterproofing your Edmonton home will prevent persistent dampness from causing cracks, but also from expanding the existing cracks in your foundation.
- Establishing a Much-Needed Vapour Barrier – The waterproofing paint used in your basement creates a vapour barrier. The barrier stops the diffusion of water into your basement. Concrete, which is the basis for all basements and foundations, is extremely porous. Therefore, you need a barrier to prevent water seepage.
ALREADY SUFFERED WATER DAMAGE? HAVE A PROFESSIONAL PERFORM COMMERCIAL CONCRETE REPAIR IN EDMONTON
Before waterproofing your basement, you must repair any concrete damage already present. Osco Mudjacking & Construction, Ltd. can assist you with all your concrete repairs and concerns.
Our team can repair cracks and use grout injection methods to repair your foundation and basement walls from the inside out. Also, we offer protective coatings that seal and waterproof your basement.
While waterproofing paints are sold at home improvement stores, it is important that you contact a professional. Waterproofing is not a do-it-yourself project, and if you do it incorrectly, you will not reap the advantages of waterproofing.
If you have questions, you can call our toll-free number to speak to our team at 1-866-661-OSCO (6726).