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Waterproofing Basements For Amateurs

Waterproofing basements externally is a complicated procedure that involves excavating equipment, perforated footer drain installation and back fill with several tons of limestone or other aggregate materials. While important and ultimately necessary for eliminating all flooding in your home, this type of basement waterproofing is also not something that homeowners can undertake on their own. In most cases, a team of individuals with equipment training and permits are needed to get the job done safely and properly.

Basement Waterproofing Costs

The average cost for a full-scale basement waterproofing job can run in the thousands of dollars, but by tackling your project in phases you could make the prospect more manageable. Basement waterproofing costs are steep for a good reason: the work almost always involves excavation around your home’s foundation, replacement of large amounts of drain pipe, and back fill with tons of aggregate materials.

Excavating Essentials For Residential Basement Waterproofing Projects

Excavating with large machinery is obviously a potentially dangerous pastime that should only be attempted by trained professionals who are licensed to operate their equipment. In most cases, excavating equipment is only used on locations away from residential neighborhoods or in places closed to the public. When excavating for a residential basement waterproofing repair project, however, this heavy equipment comes in close proximity to our homes and families, and special care needs to be taken.

Waterproofing Basement Walls the Easy Way

Most homes built in the last century have extraordinarily durable foundations, and many owners of older structures have had to do only minimum maintenance in order to keep their basements in good repair.  Even in rainy areas, where basement walls can become damaged much more quickly than in dry areas, there are several steps you can take for waterproofing basement walls that can add to the beauty and value of your property. As the years progress, your basement walls will be subject to hydrostatic pressure from saturated ground surrounding your foundation.

Basement Water Damage Can Ruin Your Foundation

Basement water damage occurs from many different sources. You can have a damp area, fully flooded basement or anywhere in between. How you will deal with each is completely different.

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