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January 29, 2024

When you’re considering having basement waterproofing done, it’s easy to get confused about the type of waterproofing you need. In this post, we’ll look into the different types of waterproofing and how effective they can be for your needs.

Understanding Different Types of Basement Waterproofing

Understanding Different Types of Basement Waterproofing

The first type of waterproofing that you may be familiar with is the type that goes on the exterior of your home’s foundation. However, given that your foundation is buried during the finishing and landscaping process, it takes a lot of work to access that part of your foundation again. For this reason, this type of waterproofing is typically only done on new homes, or in extreme cases where the expense and labor justify the results.

For most homes, any initial waterproofing that was completed on the foundation may crack as the foundation settles. Even a small amount of settling can lead to cracks in the foundation and any exterior waterproofing, requiring additional work to create a retrofitted solution to keep your basement from the interior. In most situations, this interior approach to waterproofing provides great results, keeping your basement dry and items in it protected from water damage.

An interior waterproofing project can have several different parts. These include sump pumps, to remove any seepage that comes in beneath your foundation, drains to move the seepage to the pumps, sealants to help seal any cracks in the foundation that have formed, and coatings that prevent water from seeping through the foundation walls again. With these aspects of your basement waterproofing system working together, water is directed away from your basement and the basement – and everything in it – remains dry.

By understanding the differences between interior and exterior waterproofing, Rochester residents will have a better grasp of how to approach a basement waterproofing project. If you need help determining the right solutions for your basement’s needs, the experienced professionals at Storm Basement Waterproofing in Rochester offer interior and exterior waterproofing services are here for you! Please feel free to reach out today with any questions, for more details, or to schedule a consultation with one of our friendly team members.

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