Archive for February 2, 2016

What Can You Do to Water Proof Your Basement?

Written by Home Depot Shingles. Posted in Fixing basement leaks, Repairing cracks in foundation walls, Sump pump battery back up

Basement waterproofing
Basements are great for converted play rooms and for storing away our extra stuff. But that convenience comes at a price, as 98% of homes with basements will at some point experience water damage of one kind or another. Basement water proofing can fix the problem, though it is important to determine the exact reason why the basement is flooding.
Is the Rain Causing Your Wet Basement?
If your basement leaks when it rains, several factors may be the problem. Firstly, examine the yard. The slope of the soil should not be flat. It needs to gently slope six inches downwards away from the house over every 10 horizontal feet. This allows the water drain off