You might be handy around the house, but fixing basement seepage really isn’t something you should try to tackle yourself. It’s fine to save money by getting involved in do-it-yourself projects, but this shouldn’t be one of them – not unless you’ve been trained and have years of experience doing this kind of work.
That means you shouldn’t just stroll into your local hardware or home improvement store, pick up some so-called “basement waterproofing” paint, sealant or spray, and then have at it. Basement waterproofing just isn’t that simple. There aren’t any miracle products or quick fixes when you have a wet or damp basement. In fact, trying to fix it yourself could make the problem worse: the products you try could trap moisture in your wall. That, in turn, could cause your wall to deteriorate more. It might then need very expensive repairs or even replacement. It can also promote the development of mold, and that’s a health risk. You might not even realize how much damage you’ve done, at least for a while.
Basement waterproofing and seepage company like ours can handle any type of basement waterproofing job. That’s what we do. Doing it correctly requires the right skills, techniques, products and equipment. We have them. And waterproofing is hard work, too. All too often, well-meaning homeowners try to solve their basement water problems with some type of quick fix. It very rarely works. They almost always end up calling us in to correct and complete their attempts at doing the necessary work.
Consider this if you’re thinking about trying to waterproof your basement yourself: There’s a very good chance that you’ll end up calling in an expert anyway. By the time you take into account the money you spend on so-called “waterproofing” products, the work you need to have done might end up costing a lot more than it should. And that’s not even considering all the time and effort you’d put into it!
Why do more harm than good by trying to fix the problem yourself but doing it inadequately or improperly? And why not save yourself all that time, money, work, aggravation and frustration? You can, simply by bringing in the experts to begin with.
We’re here to help if water is getting into your basement. Just give us a call and we’ll send out one of our experts to evaluate your situation and make some specific recommendations.Google+