Considering Waterproofing Your Basement? Familiarize Yourself With These Myths Before Making A Decision

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Considering Waterproofing Your Basement? Familiarize Yourself With These Myths Before Making A Decision

9 July 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If water seeps into your basement and/or you are considering finishing off the basement space, you may be considering basement waterproofing. However, there are many myths out there related to this task, and some of these myths cause people to decide not to move forward with the project. If you are considering basement waterproofing, here are three myths you should familiarize yourself with and the truth behind them. 

Waterproof Paint Will Keep Water Out of Your Basement

One of the top myths surrounding basement waterproofing is that simply painting the walls with waterproof paint will keep water out of your basement. Waterproof paint is designed to protect against a minimal amount of water vapor that may come into contact with your walls. This is caused from things like humidity. It is not designed to keep large amounts of water from seeping through your wall. As such, waterproof paint will do little to nothing to stop your basement from flooding if water is routinely seeping into the space. 

One Method Fits All When It Comes to Basement Waterproofing

Another common myth surrounding basement waterproofing is that there is one right solution for all basements. Often times, people think that just because a solution did not work for someone else, it will not work for them. Or that just because something did work for someone else, it will work for them. There are a number of reasons why water can get into the basement. A great contractor will determine how and why water enters your space and what products need to be used to prevent water from seeping into your space. 

Water May Still Seep Into Your Basement Despite Waterproofing It

The last myth is that waterproofing will not keep all water out of your basement. A great contractor will be able to prevent all water from entering the space for the lifespan of the products that were installed. As such, great contractors can warranty their work and stand behind it. They may guarantee you that your basement will stay dry for a specific period of time. Be wary of contractors who state that they cannot warranty the work and offer guarantees.

A great waterproofing company can work with you to determine why water is seeping into your basement and what can be done to keep the water out of your basement for a prolonged period of time. If water is seeping into your basement or you are looking to finish off the basement space, contact a company that specializes in basement waterproofing to learn more about how they can help you. For more information, contact a company like Sohan and Sons.