Summer basement waterproofing checklist

Posted Jul 01, 2024 in Waterproofing

Summer House

The sum­mer is the best time to ensure that your water­proof­ing strat­e­gy is work­ing effec­tive­ly. You don’t want to be caught off guard when moth­er nature arrives. So here is a handy sum­mer check­list to make sure your house is ful­ly waterproofed:

  1. Check the inte­ri­or and exte­ri­or of your foun­da­tion for any holes, cracks, or crum­bling. Make sure to have dam­age you find sealed to pre­vent water leaks.
  2. Look for any signs of leaks or water dam­age along your base­ment walls, ceil­ings, and floor. If there is water dam­age, you need to call a water­proof­ing expert to find the source of the water and imple­ment a solution.
  3. Inspect the grad­ing around your home, make sure that the land slopes away from your home. If there are any areas where it slopes toward your home or is flat, you need to have the area regraded.
  4. Also check any paved sur­faces like dri­ve­ways, porch­es, and walk­ways. Make sure there are no div­ots or depres­sions that are trap­ping water. Also make sure that they are grad­ed away from your home. If you find any prob­lems you need to have them repaired.
  5. Clean out your gut­ters. Make sure they are work­ing per­fect­ly and repair any signs of dam­age. Also check to make sure your down­spouts are free of clogs and point­ing away from your home.
  6. Test your sump pump to make sure it is in good work­ing order. Also make sure the drain is clear and free of debris. If not, you need to repair or replace your sump pump sys­tem immediately.
  7. Dis­con­nect any hoses and turn off any sources of water you do not need in the fall. This will pre­vent pipes from freez­ing and burst­ing when the tem­per­a­ture drops.
  8. Final­ly, check your roof for any holes or dam­age. Water can leak in through the roof down into your home. Repair any dam­age you find.

If you find any prob­lems such as leaks, a bro­ken sump pump, or signs of water dam­age, you should call a pro­fes­sion­al. A trust­ed water­proof­ing expert, like your friends at Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing Solu­tions. We can eas­i­ly iden­ti­fy the source of the prob­lem and come up with the best com­pre­hen­sive solu­tion to make sure your base­ment is pro­tect­ed. So call us today for a free con­sul­ta­tion and will make sure your home stays dry!

What our customers say

  • You and your crew did a great job in our base­ment and crawl­space. You went the extra mile to insure that all of our water seep­age prob­lems are over. We would rec­om­mend you high­ly to oth­er peo­ple. Your qual­i­ty and time­ly work out­match­es all the others.

  • Work­man­ship and ser­vice were excel­lent. Would rec­om­mend with­out reservation.

  • We con­tract­ed Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing Solu­tions for exte­ri­or wall seal­ing and foun­da­tion crack repair ser­vices. Ken was very thor­ough in explain­ing the work that would be done, and his crew did a great job. This busi­ness was a plea­sure to work with.

    Stacie T.