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What You Need to Know Before Waterproofing Your Basement

Last updated 4 years ago

Water is your home’s worst enemy; it can destroy your walls, flooring, and other valuables and lead to long-lasting maintenance issues with escalating costs. Most new basements are sealed, but some older homes in San Luis Obispo may have unsealed basements which can exhibit a variety of moisture issues. Prevention is the best method for protecting your home from major water damage, and worse, mold growth and structural damage. Learn more about the benefits of waterproofing your home with Browder Painting Company:

What to Look For:
Basement leaks are often multifaceted, involving various issues such as soil conditions and grade, plumbing leaks, inclement weather, and poor drainage, to name a few. If you already have a persistent basement leak, problems will continue until all possible causes are addressed. Items such as major cracks will have to be sealed, and exterior foundation may require waterproofing. Look out for common signs of basement leaks and their different characteristics to determine the best way to address them.

What to Do:
Severe basement leaks or flooding will require a comprehensive professional protect your home’s interior, but minor condensation problems—often due to excess humidity resulting from a washing machines or an unvented dryer—can be mitigated by sealing the walls with a waterproof paint and primer. Sealing your home’s exterior walls is also an excellent preventative measure, as it can prevent moisture infiltration and mold degradation. It can also prevent termite infiltration, as they prefer to nest in consistently damp areas with rotted wood.

Maintain the exterior and interior of your home and contact Browder Painting Company of San Luis Obispo to receive professional and effective waterproofing services. We take pride in a superior level of customer satisfaction, and our specialists will assess your needs and provide a cost-effective and efficient solution to protect your home. Call (805) 544-0547 today for more information.

 

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