Since basements are at the base of the home, they’re prone to flooding. Thankfully, proper waterproofing can keep water out of your basement. In this video from Perkins Builder Brothers, you can see what an expert waterproofing contractor does to keep basements dry.
Waterproofing can be very effective, but there are other steps you can take to prevent basement flooding. If your gutters are clogged, they won’t be able to carry water away from your foundations.
Try to clean out your gutters every two weeks. You can also install gutter guards to keep out leaves and other debris.
You should also inspect your home’s foundation for cracks. If you spot any cracks, they should be sealed right away so that they won’t be able to spread. While you can fill smaller cracks yourself with masonry sealer or epoxy, it’s best to bring in a professional if you notice larger cracks.
Basement flooding is a common problem, but if you take a few precautionary measures, you should be able to keep your basement dry. Don’t hesitate to call professionals for help if you have concerns about basement flooding. As you can see, there are plenty of ways to waterproof a basement.