Water proofing during reconstruction

If you are considering rebuilding your basement, here are a few things to consider. First of all, if you plan to invest your time and money in re-modeling, make sure to take additional steps to improve the mold and make your investment waterproof. All basements are sensitive to moisture and water emissions due to unsafe concrete foundations and wood materials used in construction. This means that all basements are susceptible to rot. It is best to take care of any potential issues right now while you have construction work underway rather than waiting to deal with an emergency that involves flooding or mold that will cost you more than your reconstruction plan. It could be much more.

Interior waterproofing is possible, but it involves more than just painting a plastic coat over your concrete, as many companies or self-guides may try to tell you. This process requires a polymer membrane to be inserted into the outer walls, creating a barrier between the outer dirt and the excess moisture, which may include the dry interior of the structure. During the early years in which this process was developed, the hot applied sheet system was easily used. Either coal tar pitch or asphalt bitumen was heated in the layers with felt. However, due to the smoke, this method has been used less since the 1990s and government regulations have been implemented. Since the 1990’s, polymer modified bitumen has been developed that allows safe use of cold without the risk of potential carcinogenic fumes. There are various plastic elastic polymer products available in the market today.

Now, when planning your reshuffle, you’ll want to make sure you’ve laid the groundwork for a successful experiment. Rebuilding yourself can be as easy as turning an incomplete area into a laundry room or as extensive as completing a completely incomplete basement. If you plan your project well, you can avoid tearing the drywall more than once. If the area is currently incomplete, the polymeric membrane can be placed in the framing before you are ready for the final drywall. No matter what type of reconstruction you are doing, you will be thankful that you took the time to do the waterproofing at this early stage, rather than being too late.

You will need to line up with a licensed, professional basement waterproofing contractor. Be sure to use a professional and beware of mold remediation companies that do not offer or recommend water proofing services. They can only remove visible mold but do nothing about the source. Mold will continue to grow and re-grow in this area.

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