What To Know When Hiring A Waterproofing Contractor

There are many home projects that you can take on yourself. And then there are those jobs that you really should hire a professional. Homeowners should feel comfortable knowing what they can and cannot do. If you end up starting a big project such as waterproofing your basement without all the knowledge and expertise, you may end up with a project that takes twice the time and twice the cost. But, what do you need to know when looking to hire a waterproofing contractor for your home?

Finding a Waterproofing Contractor:

If you have friends or family members who’ve had waterproofing work done, it’s a good idea to talk to them about the companies they used and what they thought of the service they received. If they were very happy with that company and the price, it could be worth getting a quote. People you talk to can also give you suggestions as to which contractors to avoid if they’ve had bad experiences they don’t want to see you have as well. Reading online reviews is another way to sort out some of that, but be careful to remember that not all of those reviews are completely honest or fully accurate. 

Meeting with a Waterproofing Contractor:

When you are gathering quotes for waterproofing service, we will come to your home to see what issues you may be having in your basement and discuss your needs and wants for the space. If you talk to more than one company, you can compare what they say about these issues and get a better idea of the knowledge base and skills they have. A good waterproofing contractor will give you options and suggestions, and they won’t all be fast fixes or inexpensive choices.

Questions You Should You Ask:

Asking questions is the only way you’ll get the answers you want and need before you choose a contractor. Write your questions down in advance and have them handy so you don’t forget anything.  Here are some things you should ask:

  • Ask about licensing and insurance .
  • Ask about warranties and guarantees and if those things are provided in writing.
  • Ask for clarification on terms you may not understand.
  • Ask for a detailed quote so there are no surprises when you get the final invoice.

Don’t be afraid to press for details, and if the contractor doesn’t want to provide them, you may want to move on to the next choice on your list.

What to Look for in a Qualified Professional:

A waterproofing contractor should be licensed and insured. Waterproofing a basement or foundation properly is a skill. By choosing a contractor who focuses on basement waterproofing and foundation repair exclusively, you’ll get the kind of professional you need.

A professional will put a quote in writing before beginning a job. You should be able to get everything in writing, and you should feel comfortable. Trusting your gut can be very important, and if you have a bad feeling about a contractor or company, it might be a good idea to choose someone else to do the work.

Contact Us Today for your Waterproofing Needs

When you are looking for the perfect waterproofing contractor for your home, we are confident in our knowledge, abilities, and integrity. For more information or to schedule a basement inspection and evaluation, contact Dry Basement to schedule an appointment. We have a large service area covering Kansas City, Des Moines, Columbia, and Wichita. Find out if we can waterproof your basement today!