Basement Waterproofing Guide To Prepare Your Home For Renovations

Basement Waterproofing Guide To Prepare Your Home For Renovations

Basement Waterproofing Guide To Prepare Your Home For Renovations

3 December 2020
Construction & Contractors, Blog

When you plan renovations for your basement, waterproofing is an important step in the process. It is one of the problems you need to address before beginning a project. The waterproofing is going to need repairs and may need to be updated. The following waterproofing guide will help your prepare your home for basement renovations.

Excavations for Proper Waterproofing Installations

If you want to have the waterproofing for your home correctly, you will need excavations. This is because the old waterproofing needs to be exposed. This can be more expensive than options like interior systems, but it is the most reliable solution to keep the water out of your basement. The excavations will also expose foundation walls. This will allow you to inspect the walls for structural damage that needs to be repaired.

Removing Old Drain Systems and Waterproofing

The old waterproofing and drainage materials will need to be removed. One of the tasks that needs to be done is digging up the old drain lines and aggregate materials. After the old drain lines have been removed, you will need to remove the waterproofing materials. Remove the insulated board to expose sealants. Remove the sealants where there is structural damage that needs to be repaired.

Installing New Drain Tiles and Aggregate for Waterproofing

The drain tiles of foundation waterproofing are an important component that allows groundwater to flow away. Therefore, you are going to need to have new aggregate and drain tiles installed before the rest of the waterproofing system can be completed. If the old drain tiles were just single lines of pipe, you might want to update the system. Installing two lines will help ensure you do not have problems with the drain system in the future. Most of the sealant can be left where you do not need to do repairs.

The Installation of Waterproofing Systems for the Foundation

There are different options for the waterproofing materials you can have installed in your home. The modern waterproofing system that you have installed should have features to reduce static water pressure. This will help protect your foundation from structural damage that often causes waterproofing to fail. In addition, there may be other improvements to drainage around your home that are needed before you move on to renovations.

The waterproofing of your basement is the first step in the process of renovations. Call a basement waterproofing contractor to help get your home ready for your project.

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