Basement Floor Waterproofing

Basement Floor Waterproofing

Waterproofing is an important thing to consider when you own a home.  A basement is, quite literally, a hole in the ground beneath your house that homes your water heater, possibly your washer and dryer, and other high function items.  Gravity dictates that any problems with water are going to make the basement the final resting place for any leaking pipe or plumbing problem.  To ensure that your basement floor isn’t the victim of a horrible mishap, it might be time to consider waterproofing.

Conceptually, waterproofing sounds like it would be an easy task.  When you find a hole, plug it up.  Simple, right?  Not when you consider that there are a lot of things going on in the basement that are going to be more subtle.  Hairline fractures in the wall due to poor workmanship or years of your house settling in are the beginnings of bigger problems down the line.  If you are starting to notice small amounts of moisture appearing out of nowhere, then basement waterproofing is going to be the only way to fix it.

The know-how that is necessary to do a thorough job at making your basement waterproof might not be within your field of knowledge, and that’s fine.  There are professionals out there like Dr. Pipe Drain & Plumbing Services that are masters of their craft.  They are going to be able to isolate any water problems that you might find and make the task seem easy.

If at first you want to try yourself, then go ahead!  Go to your local hardware or plumbing supply store and pick up a waterproofing compound.  You will find epoxy patch kits that you can daintily paint over the minor problems and hopefully no more work will be necessary in trying to keep your basement floor dry.  The bigger the problem though, the harder it is going to be for such a simple band-aid to completely fix the problem.

If after your quick do-it-yourself job, you find that moisture is still building, then you should probably leave your basement waterproofing to a group of professionals.  Call Dr. Pipe and let their well learned plumbing gurus do the job that they have been trained for.  In no time at all, you are going to find that your basement is the driest place in your entire home!