Leaves, accumulated dirt and water can make for a very wet business in your basement if you do not have gutters installed in your home. Having rain water drain away from your home foundation is one of the simplest ways you can help your basement stay dry. Making sure you clean them yearly will keep rain water draining easily away, maintaining a dry surrounding around the foundation as well.
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There are many ways that you can make a basement waterproofing system work for you. Do not wait until it is too late and your basement is inhabitable.
This may come as a surprise but one way of making your basement more watertight could involve plants. By surrounding your house with shrubs or other water-collecting plants, this will draw water out of your soil and away from your home.
Gutters are another essential part of waterproofing systems. If you do not have any yet, they can really make all the difference. By moving the water away from the edges of your home’s foundation, this will also help alleviate possible leaking.
Locating the Source of the Water
Aluminum foil will come in handy here. Cut out a cubic foot sized piece of the foil and adhere to the wet wall. Leave it for about a day and then the results will tell you one of two things.
Absolute Draining & Plumbing, the professional plumbing company would like to alert homeowners on the importance of basement waterproofing as a preparation for the upcoming rainy season.
Toronto, ON — (ReleaseWire) — 08/08/2014 — Absolute Draining & Plumbing cautions homeowners to ensure that they waterproof their basements before the rainy season arrives, as otherwise, large water damages may result. One of the other advantages of getting waterproofing done for your home is that your property value remains intact. Basements are the foundation of a home, and proper maintenance is required on a regular basis. While some homeowners tend to ignore this important aspect of their property left unchecked the damages can be extensive to not only their possessions but also can lead to foundation problems. Waterproofing is an intricate job that requires the expertise of trained professionals to properly execute.
ONEIDA (WATE) – Wet or damp basements are a common problem in homes new or old, although the problem is more prevalent in older homes for a number of reasons.
A woman from Oneida lives in an older home and has a basement that is always wet. She asked 6 On Your Side to take a look, believing the city should fix the problem.
Nora Newport spent most of last week bailing out water in her basement. She says for more than 10 years, every time it rains the basement floods.