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On the surface, it would seem like waterproofing a home is a very doable DIY project. Well, when that surface becomes encapsulated with water, it proves that it would have been more budget-friendly to hire a professional.
It is easy to understand the choice that homeowners have to make between making repairs and proactive fixes themselves rather than ‘calling the guy.’ Since water is such a prominent threat in any home (and a long lasting one with mold, electrical shock, bacteria, and property damage) here are some justifiable reasons to go with a pro.
Internal and external waterproofing solutions
One thing that a professional waterproofing crew can provide is practices that will protect both the inside of the house as well as the exterior. Waterproof membranes can be installed on the foundation to whisk away water and French drains further remove moisture from around the property. On the inside, protective coatings and vapor barriers as well as sump pumps serve as a last resort of sorts for when the basement walls are compromised.
Experience in the Industry
The biggest advantage a professional has over a novice is expertise. They can identify problem areas and provide a fix before damage occurs instead of afterward. There really is no substitute for the expertise quality your home receives.
Another great advantage of hiring a contractor is the fact that their work is guaranteed and insured. If you do waterproofing yourself and an issue arises, you are of your own liability. At least a contractor who stands by their work offers sound peace of mind.
As a teaching method
Finally, the best reason to hire a waterproofing contractor is that it serves as a teaching method. The technician will explain what he or she is doing and why they are doing it, giving you insight into how a fix is supposed to work, and possibly enabling you to do DIY work at your next home. At the very least, you will know certain things to look out for.
Professional waterproofing can be done by a number of contractors. You may need some external excavation if the grade of the soil around your house points towards the foundation. All of these issues can be sorted out with a professional inspection and assessment. If you want to know that your plumbing is in good hands, rely on the professionals at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services