It’s a common misconception that all basements flood because they are below ground level. In fact, most basement flooding occurs because of leaks in the foundation wall.
As rainwater runs down your roof, it hits the top of your home’s wall and causes any cracks or holes in your wall to fill up with water.
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This leads to water accumulation inside your walls, and causes damage to drywall, insulation, and wiring.
If you have seen any signs of mold growth inside your home or noticed water stains on your walls, then it is possible there may be leaks in your wall that need to be repaired before they cause further damage to your home.
Rexoseal’s Foundation Waterproofing System is an all-in-one solution. It is permanent, easy to install, and a cost-effective way to waterproof your existing foundation.
What is Foundation Waterproofing?
Foundation Waterproofing is the process of sealing cracks and holes in the foundation. The foundation waterproofing process allows water to pass through the sealant, but not back out again.
This stops water from accumulating inside your home’s foundation walls and causing damage to your property.
Foundation waterproofing is also essential to your home’s longevity and health.
This process also aids in protecting your home from water damage that can lead to mold, structural failure, and costly repairs.
It’s a relatively easy procedure that can be completed by a professional or DIYer with minimal experience.
Foundation Waterproofing: Why Do You Need It?
A firm foundation is critical for any home.
A house’s foundation serves as its base, preventing it from settling into the ground or sliding in heavy rains and snowfalls without shifting or tilting.
A sturdy foundation also helps protect against soil erosion and flooding by keeping the water away from the structure itself.
Here are some common signs that your foundation needs waterproofing:
- Basement walls with cracks or small holes
- Buckling or bowing walls
- Cracks in the mortar between bricks or stones
- Mold growth in the basement or crawl space
- Damp spots on the floor joists
Prevent Mold Growth
Mold growth is one of the most common issues homeowners face when they have a leaky basement. Mold spores can also be found everywhere — in air, water and soil — so they’re always present in your home unless you take steps to prevent them from growing inside your home.
By using Rexoseal’s Foundation Waterproofing System, you’ll be able to stop leaks from occurring in your basement at all, which will help prevent mold from growing there along with other rooms in your home.