Should I Waterproof My Basement?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by Ben Bates


When should I waterproof my home Advanced Basement SystemsHere are a few questions to ask yourself if you’re debating about waterproofing your basement:

  • Has your basement leaked even once before?
  • When it rains are you concerned that your basement will leak?
  • Do you have an older home and use the basement for storage and want to feel confident that your stored items and mechanical components of the home are permanently safe from water damage?
  • Are you looking to add living space in your finished basement sometime in the future?

The answer for all the above questions is: Yes! You should waterproof your basement!

If your basement has leaked or shown signs of previous water penetration, then absolutely you should waterproof your basement: the sooner, the better – to prevent future damage, protect your possessions and create a healthy home.

Knowing that soils shift and compact, and cracks and settlement can occur in any foundation, if your home has an unfinished space that you might want to eventually finish (or to help increase its resale value) then yes, you should waterproof your basement.

We are the experts in “All Things Basementy!” and we proudly serve all of southwestern Ontario. We’d be pleased to arrange a complimentary inspection and estimate. You can visit us online, or call: 1-866-277-1277

About the author
Ben Bates lives in the Chatham-Kent area and has been involved in the basement, crawl space and foundation industry since 2008. He has a passion for improving homes the right way and knows what it takes to waterproof, encapsulate or stabilize homes in Ontario. He assists with over 900 projects per year.

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