Moisture is a common source of problems for any part of your home. It adversely affects your roof, windows, doors, and even your home’s concrete foundation. If water finds its way into your home’s foundation, it could erode the concrete and compromise your home’s safety and structural integrity.
In this post, your foundation repair expert, Stratum Structural Systems, shares why concrete foundation waterproofing is important, and how you can go about it.
Why Is Foundation Waterproofing Important?
If you live in a flood prone area, your basement waterproofing expert recommends waterproofing your home’s concrete foundation. This makes flood cleanup quicker while preventing the growth of mildew and mold spores in your walls and floors. Keep in mind that mold can form on damp surfaces in as quickly as 24 to 48 hours which is why it’s very important to have a waterproofed foundation.
Seal Cracks and Gaps
One of the first things you can do is to seal up all of the moisture entry points in your foundation. You can do so by applying specialized sealants in the cracks, or you can apply a watertight coating to the surface of the walls. If there are large cracks present after a flood has affected your home, your foundation repair expert suggests following the first step. The latter option is used for minor cracks since it won’t be able to hold up to strong water pressure.
Make Your Exterior Waterproof
After you’ve sealed all of the gaps on your exterior, your contractors will start to waterproof the exteriors of your home’s foundation. Most of the time, excavation is required to reach the foundation walls. Once the excavation is complete, your contractors will apply a waterproof coating on the foundation wall to prevent water from leaking into your foundation from the outside.
Looking for the top basement repair contractors? Look no further than Stratum Structural Systems. We’re the experts when it comes to waterproofing and foundation repair needs. We’re dedicated to giving our customers stress-free home repairs and putting their interests above anything else. Call us at (314) 620-8153 or (314) 620-8153 for customers in IL. You can request a contactless consultation by filling out our contact form as well.