Why Waterproofing Your Basement is Necessary

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 by Kinsey Price

As spring arrives, it is important to remember the abundance of rain and water that will follow. To avoid this problem, your safest bet is to hire a professional to waterproof your basement. Fortress Foundation Solutions is an expert in basement waterproofing services. Our team is not only full of specialized technicians that will protect your home from flood damage, we are also dedicated and capable in foundation repair. Our knowledge and skill sets assure that our customers will receive the best protection possible, and at an affordable cost. Here are some insights into why your basement may require our waterproofing expertise:  

Wet basement with mold and mud

Dealing with a Built-in Risk

We previously mentioned that homes often are not built with adequate protection from water damage or flooding.  Also, most modern homes have a higher risk of basement flooding since their foundations are surrounded by porous, backfilled soil, which is the leftover soil from when the foundation was first excavated. That soil quickly absorbs water around the base of the house, which leads to cracks in the foundation, and will eventually result in unwanted moisture or flooding in your basement. Waterproofing your basement and foundation will easily resolve this structural flaw in your home.

Stopping Moisture (and Mold)

Additionally, waterproofing your basement will protect your home from excess moisture. Once cracks in your foundation occur, water will begin to seep into your home and create a number of discomforting or harmful effects. As water enters your home, it will evaporate and rise up to higher levels, making your home uncomfortably humid, especially during the warmer months. A water-logged foundation and basement are also hotbeds for mold and rot, which can be extremely damaging and expensive to repair. With a waterproofing professional at your side, you can rest assured that dangerous mold and excessive humidity will be significantly reduced if not completely eliminated.

Property Protection

More than any other reason to waterproof, securing the structural integrity of your home and the safety of your personal property is the most important. Without a proper safeguard, an abundance of moisture or a flood in your basement can result in all kinds of damage to both the walls of your foundation as well as any furniture, appliances, or stored items within your basement.

Expert Basement Waterproofing Services

Structural problems within homes start from the ground up. To fully prevent any water-related damage to your home’s basement or foundation, call on Fortress Foundation Solutions for flexible and efficient basement waterproofing services. Our team of skilled, certified technicians have served thousands of clients for over three decades, repairing multiple forms of water damage to their homes and protecting them from floods, mold, and rot. Trust our team to provide waterproofing and foundation repairs your home needs to stay in the best shape possible.

Call us at (434) 299-9393 and get a free quote to waterproof your home in Crozet and the surrounding areas.

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147 Mill Ridge Rd #234
Lynchburg, VA 24502