How to Waterproof Your Basement

It’s one of the most frustrating things about owning your home. It’s a flooded basement. Sadly, whether your climate is rainy or dry, basements flood pretty easily if not protected. So, how do you protect your home from the elements of nature? At Specialty Coatings Plus, we specialize in protecting your home from disasters. If you have been wondering about how to waterproof your basement, please come speak with us. Not only do we offer superior services, but we are proud to provide an honest experience from start to finish. Let us help you prevent a bad day of basement flooding!

Protecting Your Foundation

The first thing you want to examine is the parameter around your foundation. If the land slopes toward your home, then you will have problems. To fix this, you will need to fill in around the foundation with a few inches of dirt to create a downward slope away from the home. Gutters can also cause problems. This is why we recommend inspecting your gutter systems a few times a year to ensure that they are directed away from the siding and foundation of your home. With a wet climate like Washington, it isn’t a question of “if” but “when” in terms of heavy downpours.

The Right Technology

It isn’t just preparing the land around your home for heavy rain that will prevent flooding. You also must utilize the right materials and technology to waterproof your basement. At Specialty Coatings Plus, we offer the proper below-grade waterproofing products and systems to ensure a dry home. There are also several other options like installing a Sump Pump to automatically divert excess water away from your basement. You can also inject the soil around your home with Hydroclay, which will absorb large amounts of water and prevent it from getting into your home.

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