3 Tips For Keeping Water Out Of Basements And Crawl Spaces

Posted on: 12 February 2018

Water problems with your foundation are something that you will want to have repaired. Basements and crawl spaces are foundations that commonly have problems with damage and waterproofing failure. When you have the foundation of your home repaired, you may want to take extra measures to prevent damage. Here are some tips that will help keep water out of your home in the future:

1. Installation of Sump Pumps to Deal with Waste Water and Drainage

Sump pumps are used for various situations where you need to get water from a lower area to a higher plumbing line. They are used in basements to get plumbing drainage to the sewer or septic lines, but they also help deal with excess water. Sump pumps can be installed in crawl spaces and basements to pump water from drainage and plumbing to the surface.

2. Keep Water Out with An Interior Foundation Drainage System

An interior foundation drainage system is a good way to deal with water and moisture that gets into the basement and crawl space foundations. If you have problems with the foundation drainage outside your home, you may want to consider having a drainage system installed inside your home. The interior drainage system can be connected to the sump pump well, where any excess water that gets in will be pumped out. Interior drainage systems are great for basements because they help deal with moisture that gets into your basement naturally.

3. Waterproofing and Encapsulation to Keep Moisture and Water Out

Basement foundations have waterproofing that is meant to keep the water out of your home. This waterproofing can fail and foundation damage like cracks may cause problems, which you will need to have repaired. When you have the basement foundation repaired, you will need to have it inspected regularly to ensure repairs are holding up. In addition to basements, crawl space foundations are also prone to water problems, a waterproofing contractor can help with waterproofing and encapsulation to help keep the water and moisture out of your home. Crawl space encapsulation will also help to keep the outside air out and make your home more efficient.

These are some tips that will help you keep water out of basements and crawl spaces. When water has caused damage for your home, contact a foundation waterproofing contractor and talk with them about some of the improvements that can be done to keep water out. To learn more, contact a company like Baywest Construction LLC. 

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