If you do not have gutters, this contributes to why water is seeping into your foundation or basement. Before sealing, it is important to install gutters to prevent water from flowing too close in the future. Adding gutters to your home will certainly add to the cost of this project, but it is very important.
Cracks in the FoundationBefore sealing the foundation or basement floor check for any cracks or crumbling. These will need to be repaired before the sealing takes place. This will also add to the cost, but it is essential. No matter how well you seal and waterproof, it will make no difference if there are large cracks allowing the water to run in. If you see a crack, you may need to dig below the surface of the home to find how long and deep the crack runs before repairing it
Sealant TypesThere are many different types of waterproofing paints and sealants available for foundation and basement floors. Which you choose will affect the price of your sealing project. In this case you do get what you pay for, so talk to a professional about which products they recommend for your home.
Exterior WaterproofingFor new construction, the most expensive but most effective method for stopping flooding before it even starts are liquid rubber waterproofing membranes. These are rolled on in a liquid state on the outside of your home and then harden to a sealed rubberized finish. This method is highly effective but can only work on a new construction as it is applied when the foundation is fully exposed.
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