Your leaky basement repair can be avoided!

Here are a few basement waterproofing tips to help you avoid costly basement repairs. Many of our clients tell us that they pay very little attention to their basement waterproofing until something goes wrong.  But when something does go wrong, homeowners can’t wait to have basement waterproofing companies and drain contractors arrive quickly enough!  And so, homeowners shouldn’t wait until they are forced to pay for a leaky basement repair – there are steps that can be taken to prevent serious damage before it happens!

Why do basements leak?

Basements typically leak because water is seeping in through the basement’s concrete walls.  It could also be that ground water is bubbling up from under the home, but it’s more likely that water is not properly draining away from the property (e.g., because the home’s French drainage installation was blocked, the sump pump has broken down, etc.).  Savvy homeowners know that when a basement is flooded, the water can damage expensive belonging as well as the home’s utility equipment.  It can also quickly make the home a toxic breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria that can literally “eat away” at the organic matter that your home is built out of, and also pose a health risk to all who live inside the building.

What can homeowners do to protect a home with basement waterproofing issues?

Homeowners should consult basement waterproofing companies and/or drainage solution contractors who can help evaluate whether or not water is draining away from the property in the first place.  For example, are the home’s gutters, downspouts, and other drainage systems (e.g., French drain installation) working effectively to divert water away from the home?  Is the home’s sump pump working properly?  Are exterior waterproofing and interior basement waterproofing work intact and working as intended?  Has the basement wall sealing withstood the test of time?

If the answer to any of these questions is “no”, then leaky basement repair professionals such as the ones at Weinstein Construction can work quickly and effectively to remediate the situation by installing a basement water pump or powered pump, refreshing basement wall sealing, or installing exterior French drains (these are essentially trenches filled with gravel or rock or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water).

Is basement waterproofing and leaky basement repair expensive?

Waterproofing a basement wall, French drainage installation, and general leaky basement repair can be more affordable than one may think.  In fact, they are always much cheaper than paying to repair damages to a home’s structure, purchasing new utility equipment, or removing a toxic brew of mold, mildew, and bacteria.  The professionals at Weinstein Construction work with homeowners to understand their leaky basement repair issues and figure out the best and most affordable mitigation methods available – call us today to discuss your needs!

Act now, the Rainy Season is here!  And as the rains continue, the chance of your basement experiencing water intrusion grows!  You can trust the professionals at Weinstein Construction, the Los Angeles region’s best basement waterproofing companies, to help you with all your drainage solutions, including leaky basement repair, basement wall sealing, and French drain installation.  We are also the region’s best retaining walls contractor!   call Weinstein Construction today at (800) 862-6582 for a free inspection and review of all your Rainy Season needs!