The reasons that shorten the life of the foundation, and, therefore, the residential building, include precipitation, melt and groundwater. Substandard or damaged internal waterproofing of the basement is not able to resist the penetration of moisture. Corrosion and destruction of the reinforcement are the most formidable consequence; then the destruction of the foundation, which takes on the entire load, will follow.
The whole house may be in a state of disrepair. Attention! Cincinnati Basement Waterproofing is ready to help you in case of the problems listed above.
Why do you need internal waterproofing?
In order for basement waterproofing to fulfil the responsible mission of protection, it is necessary to choose the right method, carefully observe the technology and use suitable materials.
In the case of a damp basement, a threat to human health and the condition of the house becomes evident. A leak or increased humidity in the basement can cause material damage to the owner if the owner, for example, stores the harvest in the basement: the harvest will simply be covered with mould and fungus.
It is necessary to determine the reasons to fix the problem. They can be:
- changes in the water table or climate (seasonal);
- foundation defects (poor-quality filling or seams);
- waterproofing defects of the outer surface of the walls;
- absence or poor operation of exhaust ventilation (condensation).
So, every owner of a private house deals with the need for waterproofing the walls of the basement from the inside. Materials for the protection of the structure are different in purpose, features and advantages. A well-chosen treatment of a basement-type room will protect from dampness and mildew.
A dry microclimate bringing health to the inhabitants in a waterproofing structure is valuable. An important effect is also the preservation of the bearing capacity of the foundation and, consequently, the durability of the building. Professionals are ready to help you!