Waterproofing your Basement Before Winter
Making sure your basement is waterproofed before winter hits is important. When the snow and ice come this winter, it can cause serious issues to your home if you do not have proper waterproofing. If there is a crack in your foundation, the snow and ice will seep into the crack. When it gets into the crack and freezes, it will expand. This expansion can lead to making the crack even larger. A cracked foundation can lead to major foundation issues. When the foundation is damaged, the entire structure will become damaged. That is why it is important to get your basement waterproofed before the winter weather sets in.
The obvious sign that you require basement waterproofing is standing water in your basement. But other, more subtle signs may show you have a wet basement. Some of these signs are:
- Water stains
- High humidity
- Musty odor
- Mold and mildew
- Wood rot
- Higher energy bills
- Concrete spalling
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have your basement inspected before winter. Let the professionals at Jerry’s Waterproofing come and give you a free inspection. If we find that you need basement waterproofing, we will offer you the best solution for your waterproofing needs.
Basement Waterproofing Solutions in Iowa
Jerry’s Waterproofing has several solutions and methods to keep your basement dry. These solutions are:
- Install proper gutters and downspouts and correct grading. Proper grading will reroute the runoff away from the foundation. By adding extenders to your gutters and downspouts, you will further the distance that the water ends from your home.
- Exterior drainage system – We dig around the entire exterior of your home. A type of free-draining sand is used in the backfill process as well as drain tile being installed either beside or on top of the home’s footings. Then a drain pipe is attached to the sump pump to drain the water away from the foundation.
- Interior drainage channel – An interior drainage channel that is installed at the base of the wall and slab floor is the most common practice to keep water from entering the basement. This will collect the water and drain it into a sump pump.
Installing a waterproofing system before the winter sets in will give you peace of mind. Water in your basement can cause you to lose living space, ruin personal possessions and it will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
The products that Jerry’s Waterproofing uses for basement waterproofing are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in the industry. Jerry’s Waterproofing has serves Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa since 1976. With our experience and with the best products in the industry for basement waterproofing, you can be assured that your basement will stay dry for many years to come.
Let Jerry’s Waterproofing get your basement waterproofing done before the winter months are here. We take pride in the outstanding reputation we have established and intend to keep it that way. Contact us today!