Asking for wet basement waterproofing quotations can be confusing. There are low and high costs, with every company promising the best service. So what determines the wet basement waterproofing cost? Here are some essential wet basement waterproofing cost considerations.
What The Problem Is
The first thing to look for when thinking about wet basement waterproofing is the source of the problem. People seek waterproofing for several reasons, and generally, the issues fall under preventive measures and problem-solving. The most common sources of wet basements include clogged or misdirected downspouts and gutters. Condensation issues can also result in wet basements, in which case the reason could be poor ventilation. After determining the source of the problem, it gets easier to make investment decisions.
After determining the cause of the problem, the next thing should be a review of the options. There are different waterproofing techniques, each tailored to a specific situation. There are three common types of wet basement waterproofing;
- Interior sealants
- Exterior systems
- Drainage methods
Standard interior waterproofing includes sealants and waterproof coatings. In comparison, exterior solutions include these and other external based solutions like sealing cracks. Drainage based waterproofing systems are those that deal with the roof and landscape drainage.
After finding available solutions and understanding the problem, the final step should be to look for a specific problem-solving solution. Choose a solution that not only solves the leaky or wet basement problem but makes sure it doesn’t reoccur. It’s much better spending money with that long term permanent fix than wasting money on temporary solutions. Another essential to keep in mind that what works for one house, or what is widely advertised will not necessarily work another home. Each solution is unique, so make sure you do your due diligence on the problem’s unique characteristics.
When determining the overall wet basement waterproofing cost, make sure the price generally includes,
- Materials, their transportation and delivery
- Preparing the worksite, protecting the structure and materials
- Cleanup and removal of debris after finishing the project
- Labour and time according to the minimum hourly wage rules
Ask about such costs as the general contractor fees, sales tax on the materials and permits, and the local authorities’ inspection fees. To get a free waterproofing cost estimate, contact Aquatech Waterproofing today: 416-300-2191