Waterproofing Basements: Causes and Solutions for Wet Basements
The last thing that any homeowner wants to see is a wet and flooded basement. A damp basement means trouble for the entire property and needs addressing as soon as possible. Waterproofing is essential for every homeowner’s basement. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to get in touch with AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists. We have years of experience in waterproofing basements to ensure that your basement stays clean and dry for years.
Reasons for a Flooded Basement
The solution to any problem lies in identifying the issues first. You should know the causes of basement flooding. There can be many reasons, such as plumbing, improper drainage systems, downspouts, or foundation issues. Whatever the reason might be, our waterproofing team at AFS can help you.
Signs of a Basement Water Problem
Sometimes, homeowners are not aware of the problem until there is a pool of water in the basement. Initially, water issues may be small enough to be overlooked. Therefore, it is advisable to be on the lookout for other apparent signs of basement water problems. The signs to notice are:
- Stains on concrete surfaces
- Musty odors
- Condensation issues
- Leaky basement windows
- Wet or damp basement floors
- Leaking or damp basement walls
Waterproofing Basements: Solutions & Products
A damp or wet basement can cause more than just a headache. These issues can create more significant problems like mold, mildew, rot, and various health problems—the solution starts with AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists. At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, we’re proud to offer a complete line of the best basement waterproofing products.
Ask our AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists team about sump pump options. Sump pumps are an excellent addition to keeping your basement dry and waterproofed. The AquaStop® Triple Sump Pump protects against pump failure. The sump foot elevates the pump out of dirt and debris, preventing clogging. Ask about the patented sump pump systems from the AquaStop® line of products.
One of the best drainage systems that AFS offers is the AquaStop Drain®. It is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications. The first steps to fixing a wet basement is to capture groundwater seepage prior to reaching the basement slab floor. The AquaStop Perimeter Drainage System® does just that. They are different from traditional drains, as they sit on the outside just beneath the basement floors’ perimeter edge. Unlike other systems, the AquaStop Perimeter Drainage System® is not placed in the dirt and will not clog with mud washing into it.
Rigid Plastic Wall Panels and Wall Liner
AquaStop Wall Liner® is a durable, heavy-duty polyethylene membrane, like a pool liner. It is reinforced with polyester cording for tear-resistance and strength. The AquaStop Wall Panel System® is a permanent solution that features rigid panels providing a semi-finished look to an unfinished basement.
AquaStop™ Dehumidifier & Air Systems
Our basement air systems remove up to 110 pints of water per day, lowering the relative humidity to a healthy level at which mold cannot grow. The commercial-grade filtration technology captures airborne particles 50 times smaller than a human hair. AFS covers the AquaStop Air System® with a five-year warranty.
AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists have well-trained and experienced employees with extensive knowledge in working with basement issues. Contact us today for waterproofing basement solutions!
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