January 5, 2021

Basements are notorious for getting damp. While homebuilders take some measures to waterproof basements, problems often later develop that result in water getting in. It’s worthwhile to waterproof your basement because it prevents damage and improves the indoor air quality of your home.

Causes of Basement Moisture

There are a few main causes of water getting into a basement. These include improper soil and drainage systems, improper slopes, cracks in the basement walls and floor and poorly maintained gutters. When basements become damp, mildew and mold are sure to follow.

Drainworks Plumbing & Septic LLC of Columbia, CT, can waterproof your basement. We’ve been helping people in this area for over 20 years.

Interior Waterproofing

This is the least expensive and time-consuming way to waterproof your basement. The plumbing company will seal any cracks and holes in your basement using a special sealant. That makes the structure watertight. While this is effective, it doesn’t address the underlying problem.

Exterior Waterproofing

This is more effective than interior waterproofing, but is a much larger undertaking. The soil surrounding the foundation of your home will need to be excavated. Once this is done, the plumbing company will apply a waterproof sealant to the exterior walls of your basement. This sealant is designed to last the lifetime of your home.

Drainage System

A plumbing company can also install a drainage system to waterproof your basement. This is often a French drain and sump pump. It is the most effective way to deal with the problem. Water is directed away from your home’s foundation so that it can’t collect. The sump pump should keep pumping water away from your house, even during excessively wet and rainy conditions.

Drainworks Plumbing & Septic LLC is a company that can solve your water issues in Columbia, CT. We handle a complete range of plumbing issues as well as sewage and septic problems. Our septic services include pumping, inspection, draining, installation and cleaning. We also use hydro-jetting to clean your drains. Call today to have any of your questions answered or to schedule an appointment.

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