Basement Waterproofing Before You Renovate Your Home And Finish New Spaces

Construction & Contractors Blog

Before you begin with basement renovations and adding new spaces to your home, you are going to have to deal with moisture and water. Even if there are not any problems yet, you want to make sure the systems are in place to help protect your home from this type of damage. The following tips will help you with the waterproofing and drainage needs before you renovate and add new finished spaces to your home:

Installing Landscaping Drainage to Protect Your Basement from Moisture

First, you want to make sure that your landscaping has good drainage. This means that your property needs to have watershed and elevations that direct water away from your home to reduce the risk of water damage and flooding. If you need to, install landscaping drainage pipes to help deal with these types of problems with your home.

Roof Runoff, Gutters and Other Problems That Can Lead to Foundation Water Problems

Gutters can also be a problem with water getting in your basement if they are not correctly designed and installed. Make sure that you have wide enough gutters to deal with the capacity of water that can come from roof runoff. In addition, make sure that downspouts have drain lines rather than splash pads in order to keep the water away from your foundation.

Upgrades to Foundation Waterproofing That Protect Against Water and Structural Damage

Outdated foundation waterproofing may make your home vulnerable to damage due to heavy rains. Consider excavations for your basement to update foundation French drain systems and waterproofing to provide better protection from problems, like erosion and static water pressure, that causes waterproofing to fail.

Interior Systems and Finishes That Will Protect Your Home's New Spaces from Water and Moisture Problems

Inside the basement of your home, you will also want to consider the interior finishes, which should be more resistant to water damage in lower areas. In addition, install an interior drain system that is connected to a sump pump to remove any water and moisture that gets into the basement of your home.

These are some of the things that you want to consider for waterproofing and drainage before you renovate your basement and add newly finished spaces to your home. If you are ready to start a basement remodeling project, contact a basement foundation waterproofing service, such as J.A. Kilby Enterprises Inc, for help with these improvements before you begin working on the project.


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