Spring is finally here in the Midwest and it can be a beautiful time of year. The combination of warmer temperatures and rain make the landscape bloom and turn green. It can be the perfect time to get together with friends and family and enjoy all of the new life that is growing around us. Unfortunately, that rain is not always kind to homeowners and their basements. If a home is not properly waterproofed, it can cause havoc in a basement. Depending on where you live in the Midwest, you may only really need a good sump pump and great drainage, but other homes will need much more than that to keep water away and out of your basement. If the ground around your home slopes down toward your home, your home may basically sit in a puddle all season. That is awful for the stability and longevity of your basement. Homes like this one will likely need two forms of basement waterproofing; internal waterproofing systems (like sump pumps, drain tile, and crack repair) and external waterproofing systems (like an exterior waterproofing membrane and yard drainage).
Regardless of how much waterproofing your home needs, nearly all Midwestern homes need at least one form or another. Here is how you can easily tell if your basement is in need of waterproofing:
- Basement cracks
- Water leaks
- Mold and mildew
- Wood rot
- Water stains
If you are encountering these problems, you need basement waterproofing. If you already have a sump pump and other forms of waterproofing, there is always the possibility that you need a replacement or other forms of waterproofing to keep your basement safe.
Midwest Waterproofing can provide you with the solutions you need to keep your basement safe and dry this spring and for years to come! Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate. We understand that projects like these are often not in the normal homeowner’s budget, but waiting to get these problems fixed will only make them worse and more expensive. That is why we have financing options for your basement waterproofing project. Give us a call today to learn more!