Basements are the most common part of a home to have a problem with excess moisture. As the basement is submerged in the ground it is completely engulfed in soil. During heavy precipitation that soil becomes saturated and moisture will not only infiltrate cracks and other weaknesses but also the porous concrete the basement is made of. Through vapor diffusion or capillary suction, water finds its way into your basement.
The reason this is a problem is because it makes your basement unusable and unhealthy. If it is constantly damp, you won’t be able to store anything in your basement. Also, this is an ideal environment for the growth of mold and mildew. Having a saturated basement also makes your defense against flooding much weaker. For the sake of your health and property, it is best to have your basement waterproofed.
At Shenberger & Sons General Contracting we offer a non-invasive and extremely effective basement waterproofing method. Our method does not use jackhammers or trenching or anything else that would tear up the floors or walls of your basement. The system we use is simple. It alleviates hydrostatic pressure from the perimeter of your basement with a special sealant and hollow baseboards. These baseboards collect water from weep holes that have been strategically drilled into your basement walls. This collected water then travels through the hollow boards and out to a sump pump.
The reason our non-invasive basement waterproofing method works is because we aren’t applying layer after layer of sealant that will eventually wash away. Nor are we digging trenches and troughs out of dirt and mud. Rather than fight the forces of nature, we simply release its pressure. The weep holes provide the perfect escape for moisture buildup around your foundation and by extracting it through the baseboards, your waterproofing system stays intact for years to come. Our method of basement waterproofing is so effective we are the preferred resource.
Once you have waterproofed your basement you have a healthy and usable space in your home again. Whether you want to use the space for storage or eventually finish it, you can consider those options now that the area is not damp. Furthermore, you can say goodbye to impending health issues brought on by having a moldy space in your home. For health, comfort and safety, try non-invasive basement waterproofing from Shenberger & Sons General Contracting.
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1112 Telegraph Road
Coatesville, PA 19320