Basement Waterproofing Systems
Regardless of what a homeowner plans on doing with their basement environment, they still need to be sure that it is kept dry, safe, and healthy. Wetness here can trigger a variety of serious problems, including wood rot, mold growth, and damage to the structural integrity of a home. A lot of homeowners in Kansas City have heard the term "waterproofing" before, but they really might not understand what it entails. It's a term which basically describes the process of ensuring that this area stays dry through the use of interior or exterior systems or products.
Water is able to enter a home in a variety of ways, and moisture always finds the path of least resistance. It can get in through leaking window wells as a result of pressure build-up because of a clogged well drain. The water may also get into the home through floor or wall cracks, over the top of the foundation because of poor yard drainage, through a clogged floor drain, or through the cove joint (where the wall meets the floor). All of these situations can result in an excessive amount of water being introduced. If left untreated for too long, serious and expensive damage can be a result in various areas of the home.
Our team of certified Dry Basement® Foundation Repair experts will be able to pinpoint the causes of leaks. Then, they will discuss options with the homeowner so that they have a good understanding of what's involved. We make use of a variety of interior and exterior waterproofing products and systems, all of which have proven to be effective at taking care of even some of the worst problems.
Basement Waterproofing Benefits
- Improved structural integrity
- No mold or mildew means no health risks for the family
- Increased property value
- No wood rot which could attract unwanted pests, such as termites, rats, snakes, mice, spiders, skunks, roaches, mosquitoes, etc.
- Ability to finish this area to add on extra living space (bedrooms, family rooms, home gyms, home theaters, etc.)