Most individuals do not pay heed to the basements of their homes in Columbia, until they encounter severe water damage as a result of flooding from storms or broken pipes. When a basement floods, clearing out the excess water is only solving half the problem. Any residual moisture that remains is likely to cause mold and mildew build up over time as well. If your home is suffering from a musty basement, you may want to consider opting for a basement remodel.
A professional company such as Master Tech, will first conduct a thorough inspection of your basement to identify areas that are prone to water damage, and mold build up. There are primarily four kinds of waterproofing techniques used today in a basement remodel project.
Types of waterproofing
As the name suggests, concrete water proofing involves sealing all walls of a basement with cement using thick brushes. The second form of waterproofing involves using silicate based sealers. These sealers are particularly used alongside concrete on walls that have not been painted.
An alternative to concrete and silicate sealers lies in using waterproofing paint. These kinds of paint use a particular acrylic formula, that allow for a thick layer to be formed along the wall. In many cases, this kind of waterproofing can be conducted by homeowners themselves. A more temporary form of waterproofing is doing so using plastic paneling and sheets. While the walls of your basement will not be protected from water, these plastic sheets and panels will make sure that items within your basement are not exposed to water.