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How to Prevent Basement Leaks

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How To Prevent Basement Leaks

Basement leaks often occur when the wall meets the concrete floor. In such cases, the contractors usually apply a waterproofing layer over the cement. Then, after they build the foundation walls and floor, they run a waterproof liner on the cement’s surface. Finally, they put the basement floor over the liner and onto the concrete surface. Contractors repeat this waterproofing process until the leak problem is solved.

Prevent Basement Leaks With Waterproofing

Basement leaks are inevitable, unless and until there’s a waterproofing liner on the cement’s surface. If the liner is not on the cement’s surface, it can not serve the purpose. So, why is this? Because the waterproofing liner will only serve its purpose if applied

on the cement’s surface. When the concrete surface is dried out, and hard, the liner will not work. However, if they use the liner on wet concrete, it will serve the purpose better.

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Various Waterproofing Methods Treat Different Issues

Several things should be kept in mind while applying a basement waterproofing liner to avoid basement leaks. First, the type of waterproofing membrane should be selected according to the climate of the area. The membrane should be selected in such a way so that it serves the purpose in a better manner. Also, the material that is to be used should be selected so that it helps to prevent the dampness in the area. As the climate varies from place to place, the type of material that is used for the waterproofing liner should be different in such a way that it serves the purpose effectively. If the moisture is not properly kept in the area, then the leak problems will occur.

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Important Factors To Prevent Basement Leaks

Another important thing that needs to be kept in mind while installing a waterproofing liner is the location of the floor and the wall. The floor should be installed at a place where it serves the purpose of preventing the wetness. If the floor is placed in an area where there is a lot of moisture, then the leakage problems will occur.

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Causes Of Basement Leaks

Basement leaks can be caused due to many reasons. These include poor flooring, moisture, inadequate roofing, improper drainage, water seepage, lack of insulation and other issues. All these factors cause a leak problem. Therefore, it is very important to install a proper system of waterproofing systems in such a way that it prevents problems.

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Before You Install Basement Waterproofing

Before installing basement waterproofing, it is very important to find out the source of water. For example, if the leak is caused by poor flooring or water leakage from the roof, then the best solution is to get a proper waterproofing solution. If the leak is caused due to moisture in the area, then the best solution is to install a waterproof liner on the area. If the leak is caused due to poor ventilation then it can be solved with the help of a proper drain. Alternatively, if it is caused due to water seepage, then it can be solved with the help of a system that is installed above the floor level.

Installing Basement Waterproofing Is Crucial

It is very important to install basement waterproofing systems at a proper height, according to the level of the leak. For this reason, it is necessary to install the system from the ceiling, but at a proper distance from the wall so that the drainage can be maintained. It is not advisable to install basement waterproofing systems on the wall itself.


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