If you are planning on investing in finishing your basement, you will want to do everything that is needed to protect your investment. There are improvements that are going to need to be done to help protect your home from water and moisture damage. The following guide will help you plan the right waterproofing, drainage, and plumbing improvements to protect your investment in a basement finishing project:
Drainage Systems That Complement Basement Waterproofing To Help Keep Your Home Dry
The drainage around the foundation and inside a newly finished basement is an important aspect of the entire waterproofing solution for your home. Therefore, you will want to start with improvements to the foundation drainage and waterproofing systems outside of your home, as well as the systems on the interior of your home, to help keep things dry.
Basement Plumbing And Sump Pump Wells That Provide A Solution To Remove Water And Moisture
Another important aspect of the basement waterproofing and mechanical installations is the sump pump. This is a special dry well that has a submersible pump installed in it. The pump is used to remove wastewater from your basement, as well as moisture from the interior foundation drainage system that you have installed.
Basement Waterproofing Systems That Protect Your Foundation From Damage And Water Problems In The Basement
The basement waterproofing system that you have installed has a sealant that is going to protect the foundation from moisture penetration. Modern systems also need to include protection from static water pressure to reduce the possibility of your newly finished basement getting damaged after heavy rains. The additional geotextile layers of materials help to reduce the static pressure that is a common cause of structural damage with basement foundations.
Interior Ventilation, Drainage And Waterproofing Systems To Protect Your Basement From The Inside Out
The interior ventilation system in your basement is also important because it will help keep moisture and humidity in your basement under control. Another system that you may want to consider is adding a finish that adds another layer of protection against water problems in your basement.
These are some of the improvements that are going to help protect your newly finished basement. If you are ready to finish your basement, contact a basement waterproofing contractor for help with these improvements before you get started.
To learn more, contact a resource like J.A. Kilby Enterprises Inc in your area.