Spring into Action: Proactively Address Basement Moisture Issues
Slowly but surely, Spring is creeping its way back into the Midwest. Melting snow can be a big concern for basements. The excess water in the ground finds ways to seep into leaky walls, through foundations, faulty sump pumps, and windows. Although taking steps such as removing snow from near your home and making sure gutters and pour spouts aren’t clogged can help moisture levels in your home, long-term prevention + solutions are key when it comes to saving your space from water damage.
Sump Pumps – Your first line of defense against a flooding basement is your sump pump. At American Waterworks, our drainage systems are designed to collect water seepage, which drains into the sump pump. From there, our sump pump will discharge the water outside of your home, keeping your basement dry. Proper installation is pertinent when it comes to your sump pump, saving your space from unwanted moisture, odor, and noise.
Wall Coverings - If you have leaky basement walls or a flooded basement that is damp, humid, or wet, our wallcoverings are a great solution. The process is fast, effective, and cost-efficient, and once installed in your home, leads to lower energy bills and a basement that's warrantied to be dry. We recommend installing one of our basement wall systems, like CleanSpace, which is a 100% waterproof plastic vapor barrier with a 25-year warranty.
Dehumidifier - The last thing that we recommend is installing a reliable, energy-efficient dehumidifier. Typically, retail dehumidifiers are not powerful enough to keep a basement dry. The dehumidifiers that are sold at hardware stores typically fill up within 8-12 hours. Our SaniDry XP Basement Dehumidifier because it creates dry, clean air, reduces the risk of mold growth, and never needs to be emptied.
With warmer temperatures around the corner, beat the rush of the Spring season and address concerns before it’s too late. Waterproofing is our specialty at American Waterworks, and we’ve been in this business for over 35 years. Trust our team to get your job completed quickly and efficiently while leaving your space cleaner (and drier) than we found it.