3 Basement Waterproofing Myths And The Truth Surrounding Those Myths

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If you have a basement that floods when it rains, you may be thinking about waterproofing your basement. Unfortunately, you may have heard one of the many myths that is out there floating around about basement waterproofing and decided it wasn't right for you based on that myth. Learning the truth about these myths can help you educate yourself and make an informed decision about whether basement waterproofing is ideal for your home. 

Any Basement Waterproofing Product Will Keep Your Basement Dry

One of the biggest myths out there is that any basement waterproofing product will keep your basement dry. Unfortunately, this is not the case. While waterproofing paint may work to keep one basement dry, another basement may need a sump pump based on the slope of their yard and the amount of water that drains into their basement. Different products are needed for different basements. A basement waterproofing service can help you determine which ones are needed for your basement. 

Basement Waterproofing is Expensive

Another myth related to basement waterproofing is that basement waterproofing is expensive. Basement waterproofing is not always a cheap option. However, the alternative is to continue to allow your basement to flood. This can cause problems to your home's siding and foundation. It can damage your interior structural beams, your insulation, and can lead to mold growth. All of these problems are more expensive to repair than waterproofing a basement. So while waterproofing a basement does have an expense associated with it, the alternative may cost you more. 

Basement Waterproofing Removes Existing Mold

The last myth about basement waterproofing is that existing mold will be covered or removed when basement waterproofing is done. Mold does need to be removed prior to a basement being waterproofed. However, this is something that is done in addition to basement waterproofing by a mold remediation company. It is not something that is done as a part of the waterproofing process, nor is it something a basement waterproofing service will typically tend to. If you have mold in your basement, you will want to call in a mold remediation company to remove the mold. Additionally, your basement needs to be dry before basement waterproofing can begin. When possible, air out the basement or use dehumidifiers to ensure the basement is dry before a waterproofing company arrives. 

When it comes to basement waterproofing, there are many different options available to you. Contact a basement waterproofing service today to learn about the various basement waterproofing options and which ones may be the best fit for your basement. 

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