Interior Basement Waterproofing

Can You Waterproof Basement From Inside?

Leaks, mold, and mildew – OH MY!

These are just a few reasons you would need your basement waterproofed. It is important  to have your basement waterproofed if you have noticed signs of water intrusion in your  home, and also to prevent structural damage. Water is the most destructive force on  earth. 

Water can destroy a structure in many ways. Moisture can seep into your basement walls  and onto your floor through existing cracks. Once inside the walls freezing water expands  and contracts causing cracks.

Moisture causes mold and bacteria growth, triggering allergies and other health problems  for both your home and your family. Certain molds and bacteria cause rot, others cause all sorts of respiratory ailments.

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If you notice signs of water intrusion in your home, don’t wait! Call B.A.M! Basements and  Masons of Des Moines to have your basement assessed.  

‘Together you and your Foundation Specialist can build a custom tailored interior  waterproofing solution for your home that will remove the water from your basement  PERMANENTLY and help keep your home and family healthy!

Effective waterproofing can protect the foundation of your home and your family. 

This is accomplished by providing proper drainage and by redirecting the water out of your  home and away from your foundation. 

Interior waterproofing will not only extend the life of your home, it will increase the value of  your home should you decide to sell it in the future.

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Interior waterproofing is done by first installing a sump pump and pit if there isn’t already  one installed. 

Then we break out the concrete floor next to the wall around the perimeter  of the basement and install drainage rock and special pipe that is designed for the interior  of your home to redirect the water to the sump pump which then pumps the water up and  out of your home.

Sometimes in very old homes the water comes in through the walls as well. In these  cases we install a membrane on the walls to help redirect any water that comes in  through the walls down into our pipe and then up and out of your home.

Installing JUST a sump pump does not work in most cases. Think of the sump pump like  your downspouts on your roof. If you have JUST a downspout and no gutters, only water  right above area of the downspout is captured and drained off your roof.

If you have gutters that are connected to your downspouts, all of the water is captured in  the gutters and routed to the downspouts and directed away from the foundation