Waterproof Your Basement Today to Prevent Damage Later

Picture it: you are enjoying a lazy rainy day, listening to the rain come down outside grateful to have a cozy and warm home to keep you dry. Then, your children who are playing in the basement come up to you frantically telling you that water is coming into the basement. The carpets are wet and the walls are dripping. And you think to yourself: “Why didn’t I call American Eagle to come check the basement for waterproofing?”

The time to prevent basements from flooding is long before the storms start. By taking proactive actions to waterproof your basement, this ensures that standing water and high moisture caused by rains or floods do not cause structural damage to your home.

If water gets in your home through the walls or ceilings, it can cause mold to grow, damage your foundation and cost you a lot of time and money.  One heavy rain, one small leak and all of a sudden your ceiling has caved in and your house and all belongings are ruined. Waterproofing seals the cracks in your home’s foundation that are often hard to see with the naked eye. When these cracks are mended, you can divert water away from your home, keeping it dry and damage-free.

Protect your basement from water damage

A small leak can quickly turn into a flood within a matter of seconds. Moist soil can mean that your home’s foundation is prone to water seepage which affects the joints and edges where the floor meets the wall. Your basement floor is also at risk for becoming compromised when groundwater presses up into the thin basement floor. This causes the floor to crack and allowing water to seep in which can result in standing water.

Water can cause a lot of damage even before you notice it, damage such as bowed walls or large foundation cracks. By taking the steps to waterproof your basement, you can prevent having to attend to a frustrating to fix.

Reduce chance of mold

When moisture gets into crawl spaces, behind drywall or lingers in small cracks, mold begins to grow. Without proper waterproofing of your foundation you inadvertently create a breeding ground for harmful mold. It is important to remember that mold can still grow and thrive even when you cannot see it. When left untreated, mold can cause respiratory infections, asthma, and breathing problems.

At American Eagle, we use many different tools to maintain a mold-free basement to keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Prevent excessive repair costs

Many standard home insurance policies only cover flooding that originates inside the home and not from flooding from external circumstances such as snow melt and rain. This leaves many homeowners with the cost of repair for basement flooding not covered by insurance. Instead of having to spend thousands of dollars in repairs, it is a good idea to invest in preventative measures to waterproof your home.

Schedule Basement Waterproofing Services Today

When it comes to basement waterproofing, there is no one you can trust quite like American Eagle Professional Services. For the protection of your home from flooding and water damage, we truly are the experts.

Contact American Eagle Professional Services at  410-263-9682 or use the contact form on our website to ensure you don’t have the headache of a flooded basement in the upcoming rainy season.

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