Saturday, June 27, 2015

Taking Advantage of a Des Moines Summer for Basement Waterproofing

In many cases, checking whether things are clear in the basement requires digging out the area around it. Situations involving cracked or sagging basement walls will require taking them down and building a new, reinforced wall in their place as long as efforts are made to stabilize the house level before the work is carried out. Metal support poles will then be erected slightly behind the new walls as additional bracing. For the insides, it is imperative that the wall joints be given additional strength first. A small moat will then be dug along them and led to a sump pump pit. Any leaks should also be identified and plugged using fast-acting sealants and a special membrane. Once it is done, a Des Moines basement finishing team will then install a vapor barrier to further contain moisture.

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