Preventable Waterproofing Measures

The average annual rainfall precipitation in the city of Akron, according to recent records is 56 inches. That’s almost 5 Ft. of water that can easily end up in the basement of your home.

There are many preventable measures to ensure that rainwater stays out of the basement of our homes and as far away as possible.

  • Clean the rain gutters of debris that has accumulated throughout the fall and spring.
  • Clear the rainwater downspouts, and make sure that water is finding a clear path from your home to the drain, or away from the foundation.
  • Replace broken or damaged gutters or downspouts that are improperly draining the rainwater.
  • Level the flowerbeds, and avoid over mulching close to the wall of the foundation.

These preventable measures can save you a lot of headaches down the road.  And the older the home gets, the more vigilant you have to be to make sure water is not finding a way into your home. Many older homes start having problems because the waterproofing that was done during the construction of the home is already gone or has deteriorated to the point of being ineffective.

The water-resistant paint or the drainage membranes that were used to waterproof your basement might no longer do the job they were supposed to do, and they either need to be replaced or find another solution for the waterproofing instead.

Many homeowners believe they can do a DIY waterproofing to their home without consulting a professional.  Many men and women are handy with tools, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they can do a waterproofing job to their home.  If you have issues with the basement of your home, those issues can be the beginning of major structural problems down the road, and consulting a professional can save you money if you address the issue head-on.

Basement waterproofing solutions can be tailored to the particular problem you have in your home.  Every home is different, and the solution for its waterproofing problem has to be tailored to that particular home. If you are a homeowner, call a professional if you have a water issue in your home. They can offer a hassle-free consultation to address your waterproofing issues right away.