It rained recently in my area, and I noticed that there's been some water in the basement. I'm assuming that I need to do some sort of waterproofing, but I'm not sure how to go about determining the problem. Does anyone know how to find a contractor or specialist that deals with this problem? It seems like there's a fair amount out there that specializes in this, but I don't know how to determine whether they're reliable. Thanks!
If this is just a recent event you may able to take care of it yourself.
1. Does all of your down spouts exit the water away from the house properly.
2. Did you install any planters/gardens or mulch recently around the perimeter of the house ?
3. Does the ground surrounding the house have the proper slope to carry water from the house? You should have a 6% slope from the house out to 10' away from the house.
4. Is your sump pump working properly?
To be honest we do not know where you live and cannot give any recommendations for any contractors. I would suggest asking family, friends, even co workers if they know of someone they have dealt with. If not, pick a contractor that will take the time to explain the things he feels is the cause. Do not select one that is pushy or arrogant or appears to talk down to you, and must have a contract signed at that time. A good contractor will let you decide and give you the time you need. Get at least three good estimates and make sure you compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges. This means you will need to find out what the labor and materials will involve.
Many homeowners are taking
more and more home improvement projects into their own hands such as laminate
flooring projects. Some homeowners are interested in making their flooring
waterproof. You should not individual attempt waterproofing laminate flooring
project because there are several reasons behind this.
The biggest reason that professional’s
do not recommend individuals attempt to make their laminate flooring waterproof
is that the waterproofing materials will actually crack leaving cracks all
along the floor. Additionally, because laminate flooring is typically a smooth
surface, the waterproofing materials almost never adhere to the flooring. A
lack of adherence can cause blistering and separation of the flooring and the
dried waterproofing materials. This damage can be great and may be require
replacement of parts or the whole flooring.
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Analysis from where the water leakage is occurring exactly??
Find online solution for same, else search for local contracture.. it might be
little be costly ..
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