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Basement Waterproofing: What Is A Waterproofed Basement?
Basements are one of the top places for water damage to occur in your home. Because it is below ground, it is easy for water to enter. Waterproofing your basement consists of a network of special drains, sump pumps, and dehumidifiers. Glen Burnie, Maryland gets an average of 42 inches of rain and 14 inches of snow. That’s roughly 56 inches of precipitation each year. You may think, “that’s not that much.” Well, to put in perspective, that’s almost 5 feet of water. Just think if that much water seeped into your basement. Not good. To avoid the water damage that may come with that much precipitation, invest in a waterproofed basement. Our experts at American Eagle explain why:
Towns in Maryland can have humidity as high as 75%. The water in the air due to humidity can settle on your walls causing water damages and weird smells. Untreated humidity can result in mold and mildew around your home. Part of a full waterproofed system involves a dehumidifier which controls the amount of humidity to keep your house water damage free. Every home is different; therefore, a specific humidifier would be installed for your unique circumstances.
Places similar to Glen Burnie can experience higher levels of precipitation which can cause water or snow runoff. Runoff can head straight for your home and seep into your basement. To avoid this problem, install a sump pump which will waterproof your basement even more. A sump pump collects water that would typically seep into your basement and it shunts the excess water away from your home; consequently, keeping your home and basement water damage free. This pump is probably one of the most effective waterproofing tools.
American Eagle Prof. Services, Inc. specializes in installing Safe Edge and Safe Drain basement waterproofing systems. These are drainage systems that minimize the damages of water damage. Safe Edge Basement Waterproofing is designed to have water pass through without the harmful outside chemicals; therefore, keeping you and your home safer from water. Secondly, Safe Drain Basement Waterproofing allows water to pass through as well; however, it minimizes hydro-static pressure caused by soil. Both of these systems allow for proper water drainage and ensure the safety of you and your home.
Water damage is not fun to deal with, especially in basements. Make sure you call an expert to help install waterproofing systems to ensure the integrity of your home as well as to handle your water damage needs. The more you pay attention to your home the better your chances of fighting the inevitable. The main goal of a waterproofed basement is to keep your basement water free. The more waterproofed systems you have the better your chances against water damage.By combining these waterproofing techniques, your basement has a very high probability to stay dry from humidity and storms. So what are you waiting for? If you have any water damage questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your local professional waterproofing team, like those at American Eagle,today!