Do you have water in your basement?
Leaks will lead to a wet basement, and that causes more problems than you think. Property is subject to water damage and mold, and mold will make you sick if you stick around in the basement long enough. And have I mentioned insects?
Basement water encourages all sorts of nasty pests to swarm into the lowest level of your home. Not butterflies or lady bugs. Not even spiders, even though you may see a few of those. Soggy basements attract insects like sewer roaches and house centipedes.
(For those who have not seen one, let me explain what a house centipede looks like. Its body is about two to three inches long. And it has maybe a million legs, all of which are at least an inch to an inch and a half long themselves. Personally I can handle spiders but, if they were to make some sort of Arachnophobia equivalent using house centipedes instead, I would never sleep again.)
The good news is there are solutions to make sure that you never have basement water, water damage, and infestations of nightmarish creatures ever again.
Homes and buildings at or below ground level need waterproofing, and those building or living in homes at lower levels should consider hiring a waterproofing contractor.
If your house is in an area with a high water table and with a build of up water in the soil, sometimes making that water table even higher, there is no choice but to consider some type of basement waterproofing.
So what exactly does waterproofing a basement entail?
When it is done right, waterproofing includes draining water and sealing basements or lower levels from future leaks. However, those with questions about and inexperienced in waterproofing will definitely want to enlist the help of a waterproofing contractor.
A waterproofing contractor will know that each case or problem is different. There are many different choices when waterproofing your basement, and a waterproofing professional will help you make the right one. For more information, read this website.