If you reside in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Kent, Bucks, or Delaware, you’re well aware of the high levels of precipitation in your area throughout the year. Rainwater and groundwater can leak through wall cracks and porous materials into our homes, leading to mold growth, mildew, insect infestation, and unpleasant odor. Waterproofing your home is an ideal solution to prevent water leakage and retention. However, there are certain challenges that you may come across when waterproofing your basement.Inefficient Drainage Systems
A basement without an efficient drainage system is a recipe for disaster as hydrostatic pressure will force groundwater to seep through, resulting in ankle-deep water in your basement. Furthermore, moisture from cooking, bathing, high humidity and other sources can lead to mold growth which can quickly deteriorate your walls and floors.
An efficient drainage system will help remove any water accumulating on your basement floors. Waterproofing experts recommend homeowners install a high-quality sump pump system in their basement to remove water accumulating in sump pits. Our sump pumps feature a backup battery so that you can rest assured that your sump pump will continue to operate in the event of a power outage. A flooded basement is last thing you want when the power comes back on.
Lack of Home Humidifiers
According to a survey, over 70% of homeowners were unaware that they had purchased a home with a wet basement. Unfortunately, real estate laws regarding water intrusion aren’t stringent and therefore, home sellers and listing brokers don’t bother to inspect and fix a damp basement.
Once your home interior is damp, immediately install a home dehumidifier in the wet rooms to prevent water accumulation. A dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air, which helps dry out water stains and mold growth. Since mold grows in moist conditions, an industry-standard dehumidifier like our EZ Breeze ventilation system can help prevent mold growth and expel unpleasant smells.
Electrical Wiring and Connections
Electricity and water are a deadly combination and thus, you should always ensure that your electrical wirings don’t come into contact with any wet areas. Energized water can electrocute whoever comes in contact. According to a five-year study, nearly half of electrocution deaths occurred at home. Crawlspaces in your home may house electrical wirings and should be protected from water leakage.
Waterproofing your home is extremely essential to protect your residential property and family from undue harm. Since it’s a highly technical job, it’s better to leave them to waterproofing agents like Completely Dry Waterproofing and Foundation.
Completely Dry Waterproofing and Foundation is a professional waterproofing agent in Philadelphia with over three decades of experience. Our expert team specializes in damp walls repair, basement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing, sump pump installation, and other water damage services. We serve residents in many counties in Pennsylvania such as Philadelphia, Bucks, Kent, Delaware, Chester, New Castle and Montgomery. Check out our extensive range of services for more information.