Basement Waterproofing Solutions In British Columbia

Friday, June 1st, 2012 by Chris Schmidt

Maintaining your home helps to protect your families greatest investment. An unprotected and unmaintained home will slowly deteriorate, lose resale value, and could even experience structural problems. That's why it's important to routinely maintain your home to ensure that everything is running smoothly.

One of the best ways to protect the structure of your home is by waterproofing your basement. Since water can easily leak into a basement from unprotected walls, floors, and windows, it's important to hire a certified, knowledgeable basement waterproofing contractor that can help protect your home from the many pitfalls of moisture damage. These pitfalls included rot, mold, cracks, and even floods. 

Wet basements can cause severe damage to a home as well as cause health-related issues. For starters, a wet, damp basement is an unusable space -- a waste of square footage. Not only do you want to avoid being down there for any extended length of time, but you probably don't want to store your belongings down there either. Wet basements are a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can cause allergies, respiratory problems, eye irritation, and fatigue in both humans and pets. And finally, a wet, unmaintained basement can eventually lead to rot, and cracks.

Proven British Columbia Basement Waterproofing Solutions
There are numerous basement waterproofing solutions that can help protect any British Columbia home from moisture damage and flooding. Let's take a look at a couple of popular and affordable British Columbia basement waterproofing solutions.

  1.  Self-Draining Dehumidifier: A self-draining basement dehumidifier is perhaps the easiest and most affordable way to protect your home from mold, mildew, and humidity. Quality basement dehumidifiers can remove more than 100 pints of water out of the air every day, effectively transforming a wet, musty basement into a dry, healthy space where mold has no chance of growing. The main benefit of a self-draining dehumidifier is that it requires no day-to-day maintenance on the part of the homeowner. The dehumidifier will not only remove moisture from the basement air, it will automatically expel the collected water outside, away from the home.

  2. Perimeter Drain & Sump Pump with Battery Backup: If your basement needs protection against more than just humidity, a perimeter drainage system and sump pump is a great choice. An interior perimeter drainage system collects excess water along basement floors and walls, and directs that water to a sump pump. The sump pump then expels the water outside, keeping your basement dry no matter how much it rains or snows outside. Speak with a certified British Columbia basement waterproofing contractor about installing a battery backup pump as well. That way, if you lose power during a severe storm, the sump pump can continue to expel collected water away from the home.

Don't wait for a torrential downpour or heavy snow to threaten the health and safety of your basement and belongings. Instead, contact a certified waterproofing contractor today about possible British Columbia basement waterproofing solutions for your home!

Clarke Basement Systems specializes in basement waterproofing in Vancouver Island. They provide free basement waterproofing estimates to those in Victoria, Nanaimo, Saanich, Duncan, Campbell River, Langford, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Squamish, Esquimalt,and other surrounding British Columbia areas.

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