A wet basement is one of those things that can end up causing you a whole lot of problems if it isn’t handled correctly. Not only does it cause damage to the actual structure of your home, but it can also cause tremendous damage to your wallet if the problem isn’t corrected immediately. If you have had wet basement issues in the past, or you want to prevent a basement leak, it’s a good idea to have your basement waterproofed.
Here are some important factors to consider when choosing basement waterproofing contractors for your home.
Experience & Track Record
For something as important as basement waterproofing, choosing a contractor that has done it all before is an absolute must. You need a team like ExpressRooter that has experience waterproofing all different types of basements in every conceivable kind of condition. When a contractor has a proven track record and happy customers, you at least know that you’re on the right track.
It goes without saying that any company you trust to waterproof your basement should be properly licensed, but we’re saying it anyway. Make sure that the contractor you hire to waterproof your basement is licensed in the area you live before you let them in. While you’re at it, ask about their liability insurance so you know everything is covered.
Service Inside and Out
Basement moisture can create a problem from the interior or the exterior, so it makes sense to choose a contractor that has the capability to provide waterproofing for both. As we detail on our site, most of the time water gets into your basement through the floor drain or the joints in the foundation wall, footing or concrete wall.
A skilled contractor will be able to pinpoint the source of the water and then take the appropriate action to fix the problem. A complete skill set means that the issue will be taken care of whether it must be tackled from the exterior or interior of the house.
It also helps if your contractor is skilled in dealing with mold, or has resources that can help with mold. Everyone knows that mold is dangerous, and depending on how long your basement has been wet, you might have a little or a lot.
Ask for References
In most cases, people are happy to relay their experiences with a particular contractor, whether it is good or bad. Ask for references and then ask about the service, the professionalism, the quality of the work and the support after the fact.
At ExpressRooter, we have helped many home owners prevent and reverse the damage of basement leaks and moisture. Our experience in both interior and exterior basement waterproofing means we will find the right solution for your home. Contact us today to speak with a basement waterproofing contractor about your options.