What Is Waterproofing And How Will It Fix My Basement?

Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing is the method by which water is redirected out of a structure using tiling  (piping) under the concrete floor of the basement which leads to a sump pump. The sump  pump then pumps the water up and out of the basement.

Water control is needed when a structure is built at or below grade. Hydrostatic pressure  forces water through cracks in your foundation walls and through cracks in the floor. It can also cause major structural damage to foundation walls and it’s likely to contribute to  mold growth, decay and other moisture related problems.

Before things get worse, contact B.A.M! Basements and Masons of Des Moines. We will  send out one of our Foundation Experts to diagnose your water problems and give you a  free estimate to get your water problems under control for the life of your home.

My Basement Got Wet...Now What?

Eliminating Harmful Fungi

The amount of distress and discomfort you and your family may feel trying to control youwet, musty, moisture filled basement is something that can be avoided for the lifetime of  your home. 

Here’s how!  First, lets get the mess cleaned up – for the LAST TIME!

Take pictures if possible as they can become a fantastic reference for diagnosing the  problem. Remove anything from the area that got wet. Mold can start growing on damp  and wet surfaces in a very short time.

Remove any standing water with a wet/dry ShopVac or push the water over to your  basement drain using a squeegee.

Start dehumidifying the basement. It is VERY IMPORTANT to start drying out the  basement as soon as possible. Put fans on the area to help circulate the air as it’s drying  out. 

If you have a dehumidifier, utilize this as well to help pull moisture out of the air.

Now That It's All Cleaned Up How Do I Keep It From Happening Again?

By Waterproofing It.

Call B.A.M! Basements and Masons of Des Moines to assess the basement with you and  provide a custom tailored solution. 

We provide basement waterproofing services to  prevent a flooded basement, damage to foundation walls, mold growth and other water-  related problems. 

Our waterproofing system redirects the water out before it even enters your basement. Our custom tailored systems keep the water out of your basement and out of your worried and with lifetime transferrable warranties.

Get your waterproofing project scheduled with B.A.M! Basements and Masons of Des  Moines today! 

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