Wet Basement? Spot Signs You Can Find by Yourself

Are you considering finishing the basement of your home? 

Many homeowners begin the process of finishing a basement by choosing the tiles, lights, and furniture before doing the most important part. 

Waterproofing the basement of your home is the most important aspect of having a livable, spacious and unused part of your home become a favorite place for the whole family.

Where to begin?

There are a few questions, and a few checks you can do before you begin the process of having a basement that is truly waterproofed. 

These easy to do checks can guide you and give you an idea whether your basement is ready for the tiles and lights, or whether you need the drain tile and a sump pump in place instead.

These are some of the early easy to spot signs you can see for yourself and begin the process of waterproofing.

  1. Cracks in the walls
  2. Cracks along the seams where the walls meet the floor
  3. Water sitting along the basement walls
  4. Peeling paint
  5. Mold
  6. Musty odor
  7. Water in any part of the basement

Depending on the problem and the severity of the damage, hiring a dependable waterproofing company to get the basement ready for the dry-wall and finishing touches will be the next step you need to take.

Finding a trustworthy waterproofing company can be a challenge.  There are many of them advertising the same services, and in some instances offering the homeowner fixes they do not need. You need to be aware of the many pitfalls you need to avoid.

There are several ways you can find a trustworthy waterproofing company.

  1. Word of mouth from your neighbors or family members
  2. Googling or,
  3. Newsprint advertising

Checking the local BBB’s website to find the company’s rating is something you need to do before calling any waterproofing company. The rating can give you an idea about the history, customer service, and customers’ testimonials the company has. Call one company, ask them for a free no-obligation estimate, and then compare what they give you with a couple of other companies.  Do not settle for the first one that comes to your home.

A reliable company can give you an estimate that makes sense financially and will guarantee their work. Call us, we are a company that has been in business since 1977, with perfect customer service, and with excellent workmanship.

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