Water can be incredibly relaxing in the right context. A visit to Pondside Park is practically guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Yet nothing can set your stress levels soaring like water in the wrong place – like seeping into your basement, for instance.

Damp basements can cause a multitude of problems, including unsightly mold, unpleasant smells, and damaged personal belongings. Unfortunately, problems with damp basements are widespread but there is a solution – waterproofing.

Why is my basement prone to damp?

Full frame shot of wet glass window during rainy season

It could be for a number of reasons. Most basements lie below the water table. This means that there is constant pressure on the walls from the water in the ground all around them. This can create tiny cracks that allow water to seep through. Of course, over time that creates an issue with damp.

Other reasons could be:

  • Defective guttering
  • Neglected crawlspaces
  • Flat or sloping land surrounding the property can cause water to drain against exterior basement walls
  • Poor drainage

In conclusion, there are lots of different potential causes. Therefore, to properly diagnose the cause for your damp basement, it’s best to contact the experts. Our highly trained technicians inspect your basement to identify the cause and potential future causes, of water seepage.

How can I prevent damp from affecting my basement?

Harrington Park, New Jersey is one of the rainiest states in the U.S. Which can mean, therefore, that your basement is especially prone to damp. However, a combination of drainage and waterproof sealing will keep your basement dry and your foundations intact. It’s important to understand the options available. Here are some common methods used to prevent damp:

  • Interior water management systems. These pump water out of your basement and away from your home.
  • External water management systems. These provide a solution if there is very poor drainage in the area.
  • Sealing the exterior foundation walls with a waterproof coating. This can prevent seepage from reaching your basement in the first place. Also, by spraying exterior materials or covering them with a non-porous substance, you can amplify exterior drainage systems.

Is it expensive?

It’s a common misconception that it’s very expensive. In fact, the peace of mind that comes from having your basement professionally waterproofed doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, most of our basement waterproofing customers in Harrington Park are pleasantly surprised at just how affordable it is to have their basements professionally waterproofed. Furthermore, with our best-in-the-industry dual guarantee, you can be sure that your satisfaction is our number one priority.

Basement waterproofing Harrington Park

At Affordable Waterproofing, we pride ourselves on high-quality basement waterproofing in Harrington Park. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Our highly-trained technicians will first of all professionally assess your basement. After that, we use the most up to date methods and equipment to prevent future issues or tackle any existing issues like mold.

Contact us today to discuss how we can keep your basement dry.