If you have a wet basement in Ann Arbor, you may need to find a solution – and pretty quickly, too, before water damage or mold sets in.
Wet Basement Solutions
You may need to consider interior waterproofing if you have a wet basement. There are several methods to waterproof a basement, including:
- Concrete waterproofing coatings
- Silicate-based concrete sealers
- Waterproofing paint
- Plastic sheets and panels
Concrete Waterproofing Coatings
Thick and cement-like, concrete waterproofing coatings are a permanent addition to your walls. It’s applied with a heavy brush, but you can’t use it on previously painted surfaces.
Silicate-Based Concrete Sealers
Also known as densifiers, silicate-based concrete sealers penetrate the walls. Like concrete coatings, you can’t use them on previously painted walls.
Waterproofing paint, which is acrylic-based, isn’t much different from the paint you’d use upstairs on your walls – but it’s extremely thick. You can use it over painted walls and repaint over it once it’s dry, too.
Plastic Sheets and Panels
Typically, you only want to use plastic sheets of panels if you have a good basement drainage system in place. These sheets and panels don’t stop water from getting in, but they will stop it from damaging your belongings.
Do You Have Water Damage in Your Basement?
If you have water damage in your basement, we can help you. We provide water damage restoration services and mold remediation services in Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities, so call us at 734-352-9183 or get in touch with us online today.