Allowing moisture to accumulate in your basement can lead to serious and widespread problems. Ignoring moisture in a basement can lead to mold, a health hazard for your family, and a decrease in the value of your home.

Dam Waterproofing recognizes the importance of protecting your home and, more importantly, the health of your family. We provide complete basement waterproofing services, though we understand that many people are tempted to do it themselves these days. Here are a few reasons why we strongly advise you to hire a professional like us rather than attempting to waterproof your basement yourself.

Overall Costs

Initially, you may be lured into the DIY route due to its appearance of lower costs. You may think that purchasing your materials, and doing the labor yourself, will end up saving you a pretty penny. However, we often see DIY basement waterproofing projects going way over budget. It’s not an easy job to do, and on your first attempt, you may end up with a subpar job that results in a leaky basement. More repairs mean more repair costs. Instead, you can work with a professional who will get the job done right the first time.

Quality of Install

While watching an online tutorial will give you some insight into the process, it will not guarantee quality. You may not know how to get the most out of your waterproofing efforts if you lack experience. However, we have a team of skilled installers on staff who can work with high-quality materials and equipment. Working with a professional is recommended if you want a successful installation that you can “set and forget.”

Proper Safety

There is an element of safety to be aware of with any job around the house. Depending on your needs, you may need to dig a trench around the perimeter of your basement walls, which may pose a risk of collapse and necessitate a permit. Your concrete floor may even need to be demolished and temporarily removed, which can result in a lot of dangerous concrete dust. If any of this concerns you, as it should, you should consider hiring a professional waterproofing company.

Proper Diagnosis

To complete a successful basement waterproofing project, you must first comprehend the issues. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to waterproofing; each basement is unique and will require varying levels of waterproofing. If you do the job yourself, you might not be able to tell which areas need more or less waterproofing, resulting in a less effective job.

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