When water accumulates in your basement, it wreaks havoc on your foundation, the structure of your home’s flooring, and the overall air quality. These are the three main reasons to get rid of water in the crawl space. However, there is a significant distinction between knowing you need to waterproof your crawl space and comprehending how waterproofing works. Waterproofing your home’s foundation is critical for ensuring structural stability and protecting the inside components. In addition to sealing the interior and exterior of the walls, foundation waterproofing also requires covering any crawl spaces that enable water seepage.
Always be sure to apply a sealant to the concrete foundation to waterproof the outside of a home. Additionally, pay close attention to areas that appear to be prone to seepage or leakage. It is critical to clear all downspouts and gutters and direct rainwater away from the building’s foundation. This helps in the creation of a slope in the soil surrounding the foundation, draining water away from the house. Be sure to scrub the interior basement walls clean of mildew and mold before priming it with a crawl space waterproofing paint appropriate for the surface. Two to four coats of sealant may be required for this process.