Having water trouble in your basement is no fun by any means. You have to deal with the standing water and as if that is not enough, you have to deal with the stress that it brings afterward, like damage to your personal belongings. The worst part about water trouble in your basement is, it could already be there even before you notice it.
Here are some red flags that tell you might potentially have water problems in your basement right now:
Musty odour – If you step in your basement and suddenly you smell a musty odor around you, that might be an indication that there is water leakage happening in your basement. This should not be taken for granted.
Paint peeling off – Suddenly you are noticing that paint in your basement walls is starting to peel off. That is another red flag right there and it should definitely not be ignored.
Damp walls and floor – Another sign that you might be having water trouble in your basement is that if you feel the walls, as well as the floor of your basement, is getting a bit damp all of a sudden. That is another and must be taken seriously.
If you have not yet seen any of these signs and red flags yet, then you are in a good position. However, it is better to prevent water damage to take over your basement before it’s too late.
Now that we know the tell-tale signs, we now tell you all about the ways you can do right now to keep your basement flooring waterproof:
What is Epoxy Paint? Well, epoxy is polymer resin with waterproofing traits. In addition to that, epoxy is very durable! When it hardens, it gets very thick. It is perfect if you are using your basement as a recreational area, or just simply utilizing your basement as your workshop. The best part about epoxy is they are affordable! All you have to do is apply this to your flooring using a large paint roller.
Waterproof Concrete Sealer
If you are aiming to avoid the moisture from below to get its way into your basement flooring, then waterproof concrete sealer will get the job done for you. Like epoxy paint, you can apply this using a large paint roller, but do not forget to clean the concrete first before you apply the sealer.
Another way is for you to get laminated floorings in your basement. There is actually a specific type of laminate flooring especially for your basement to withstand moisture. Also, laminated flooring can be easily cleaned as well, and you can never go wrong with that!
If you think that your basement requires a much-needed upgrade, don’t hesitate to call us for help! You know what they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”