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Waterproofing Tips

Basement wall leaks can happen in your Accomac home for all kinds of reasons. You want to keep water out of your basement for sure, and that’s why it’s first a good idea to keep those gutters clean. There are other things you can do, too, to both prevent leaks and remedy them. Basements sometimes get neglected until there is a serious problem. Don’t let that happen to your home. If there is an issue, or to prevent one from happening, you might want to put one or more of these tips into play.

You can talk with the basement professionals about the strategies that are available to you. They will know what to do. But let’s take a look at what the possibilities are so that you know a little bit about keeping your basement dry. In fact, you might even discover that some of the tips are good do-it-yourself projects, depending on how handy you are or how handy you want to be.

Gutter extensions can help remedy basement wall leaks. Let’s say that you have water building up too close to your home when it rains. You can extend your gutters to the point that the water is going to fall further than five feet away from your home. A sloping trench can help to facilitate the process.

You can also plug gaps, which is one of those processes that homeowners sometimes consider a do-it-yourself project. Two substances that can be used to do that are polyurethane caulk and hydraulic cement. Whether you plug the gaps or not depends on the problem at hand. Are there holes that are allowing water into your basement?

You might also need to do some more work, however, after plugging gaps. Sometimes the water can still make its way into your basement. In that case, you’re going to need to restore the crown. The soil around the foundation may have settled inappropriately. The landscape around your home may need to be reshaped, too. As you can see, the problem at hand can be indicative of work that may need to be done by professionals.

You can take things as far as you can, but if you suspect there is a larger problem, you are going to want to get in touch with contractors that can do the work. These professional contractors will be able to assess the problem and give you a quote for what work needs to be done. It could be that you need to repair footing drains. You may even need to install a curtain drain as well. Water may need to be pumped out of and away from your basement.

There are all kinds of possible solutions. You’re soon going to know what needs to be done. All you have to do is get in touch with the professionals or resolve to take a look at the issue by yourself first. Just don’t put it off because you don’t want water building up in your Accomac, PA basement and causing long-term damage and necessary repairs. Feltch General Contracting offers Accomac, Wrightsville, Columbia, and other Central PA homes a free inspection or estimate. Call or text 717.368.3653 today for a clean and dry basement tomorrow