First and foremost, there are a few things that you should understand about basements and how they contribute to the wellbeing of your home. When you have a solid foundation, a solid basement can be built in conjunction with the rest of your home and utilized as a separate room for storage or other entertainment purposes. Like any other room in your home, you likely do not want your basement to succumb to water damages. However, because of the location of many basements, they are more prone to water damage than other rooms. That is where our dry basement services and techniques come in!
How to Keep Your Basement Dry
There are several ways in which you can keep your basement dry. Some of the common ways that we utilize include waterproofing your basement, sealing your concrete and your walls, and using waterproof paint and dehumidifiers. If you’re looking for at-home tips on how to keep your basement dry and avoid moisture or water buildup, we can also assist in providing tips and tricks that work when we’re not around to resolve the issue. We recommend keeping the area as dry as possible. This can be achieved with dehumidifiers and fans that you run whenever it rains outside so that water can dry before it’s able to accumulate.
Concrete sealing is another technique we utilize when waterproofing your basement and ensuring that it remains intact and secure. Whenever you have your concrete installed, your contractor may offer to also seal the concrete to further protect it from premature cracking. If you didn’t invest in this during installation, we highly recommend you consider doing so now. Concrete sealing is one of the best ways to prevent your concrete from retaining and shrinking when exposed to moisture, which is what can happen over time when your concrete is exposed to large amounts of water or it was not installed/mixed properly.
Dehumidifiers are a great way to consistently keep out excess moisture and prevent it from lingering and building up. Dehumidifiers are designed to dry out any of the moisture that is present in physical water and even in the air. They help filter out and remove the moisture particles that are not visible and can damages in your basement and concrete, even when no large amounts of water are present.
Along with providing our professional standard of dry basement services, we're also dedicated to delivering high-quality maintenance solutions for your dry basement. This means that if your basement has already been prepared and waterproofed but could use some upkeep over the years, we're here to provide exactly that! General maintenance for your dry basement can include re-sealing your concrete so that it remains sturdy and secure over time, as well as adding new coats of waterproof paint for your walls, repairing any minor cracks before they worsen or spread, and sealing off any other concrete areas that could be affected by moisture and water.