Basement waterproofing is one of the biggest concerns of homeowners dealing with Seepage Chicago problems. The industry is full of unreliable companies that often cause misconceptions about the best ways to prevent water from entering a basement. Unfortunately, these misconceptions often turn into myths that are spread throughout the community. Rather than seek the counsel and advice of a professional flood control expert, homeowners try less than reliable home remedies or search for the least expensive company to still a flood control system. In most instances, they are calling us to correct the damage that has been done. We then install a proper flood control system that will keep water out of their basement and give them back a dry, usable space.
Myth 1 – You can stop water from seeping into your basement by using black tar paint on the walls and on the floor. If you believe this is true, you need to talk to one of the thousands of people who believed this myth to be true and ask them how long it was before their basement flooded and they called a professional to correct the problem. Only a professionally installed flood controls system that utilizes several different components to control water and prevent it from entering you home will keep your basement dry.
Myth #2 – One system will work for all basements. Just as each home is unique, flood prevention and waterproofing systems are different. You need a trained professional to inspect your home to determine if you need an interior system, exterior system or a combination of both. There is a variety of waterproofing products that can be used alone or in conjunction with each other to protect your home from basement seepage.
Myth #3 – Waterproofing your home will cost thousands of dollars. While some systems are more expensive, it again depends on your home and your needs. The cost will depend on what is needed to prevent water from entering your basement and the amount of work required to install the flood prevention systems. The cost is justified if you consider that you are protecting the structural integrity of your home as well as the health of your family by stopping water from entering your basement.
Our technicians receive continued education to ensure they are up-to-date on all waterproofing techniques. We are positive that we can help you find an affordable solution to your wet basement problems. Contact our office for a free evaluation today to see how we can give you back the dry basement you once had.