If you live in New Jersey or even a few of the other states close by you realize that the lower levels of your home that are partially or completely underground hare susceptible to flooding. The flooding can be due to hurricanes, rain storms, or even melting snow. This places your basement, cellars or other lower levels in danger of not only losing possessions but causing major damage to the foundation, walls, and floors of your home.
Too many times, homeowners never even consider waterproofing their homes until they have a problem and notice water in the basement. The problem with waiting is that these lower levels are already damp due to their position partially or completely underground. This creates a damp environment where mold, bacterium, and fungi love to grow. You may notice a small amount of mold on a wall and you immediately clean it. The problem is that you can only clean the mold you see. There is more than likely mold behind the walls which will grow like a wildfire if you do not eradicate the problem.
By contacting a professional company, you will not only learn if you are having an issue with mold growing in others of the home, but you will also get down to the bottom of the problem that is causing the damp environment that makes these unwanted guests call your home their permanent residence.
The three main suggestions for waterproofing your home include external waterproofing, interior water drainage and interior sealants. The problem is that if you do it yourself, you will only be stopping more water from entering the area, you will not be stopping the bacteria or other fungi that has already started in the walls and foundation of your home.
You need a professional that will ensure that you do not have a mold problem. Even if you have only seen mold in the basement, the walls of the basement are connected to the upper levels of your home as well and the fungi could easily find its way to your kitchen walls or bathroom walls, then you will have a huge problem.
First you must eradicate the bacterium before you start your waterproofing project or you are actually capturing the bacteria in your home that may make it harder to get rid of as it grow quickly.
To ensure you approach waterproofing in the best possible way, contact a professional that will evaluate your home and learn the reasons for the damp conditions as well as investigate your home for mold to ensure these irritants leave your home for good.