Waterproofing Basements in Gulfport, MS
Providing Flood & Moisture Solutions Across Southern Mississippi
Water in a basement or crawlspace can do severe damage to a home if left unattended. If you are noticing leaking walls, seeping floors, puddling water, or other signs of moisture issues, don't hesitate to get a professional evaluation of the problem.
Dangers of a Flooding Basement
Without sufficient waterproofing, a basement is vulnerable to the following issues:
- Mold Growth
- Wood Rot
- Structural Damage
- Electrical Hazards
- Insect Infestation
- Rodent Infestation
You can reach us at (601) 405-1052 today if you have questions about basement waterproofing in Gulfport.
Kinds of Water Problems
Condensation in the Basement
Warm moist air can travel from anywhere in the home into the basement. When it makes contact with the cool walls, condensation forms. This is one of the easier fixes. Waterproofing for condensation can be addressed by increasing air circulation, adding insulation, or installing an an exhaust fan to keep moist air from collecting.
Runoff Entering the Basement
If the sloping around your home is not correctly graded, water will naturally drain into the basement. Protecting your home against runoff may require building up the dirt and soil around your foundation.
Ground Water Swelling
Unfortunately, ground water issues are not an easy fix. When the water table exceeds its previous high point, the soil cannot soak up the water sufficiently. Installing a sump pump and drain system may help, but this kind of problem requires special attention to your unique landscape and home.
Waterproofing for Cracks in the Foundation
If your foundation is cracking because of water accumulation, your drainage system will need to be updated or improved. The cracks themselves will also need to be repaired.
Wet Basement Repairs & Solutions
This is just a sampling of some of the solutions that we can provide to keep your basement dry, safe, and useful.
- Sump Pump System: We can dig out a sump pump pit and install a pump to help keep your basement dry during flood conditions.
- Drainage System: If your home drainage system is not sufficiently redirecting water way from your home, we can dig out and upgrade its capacity.
- Dehumidifier: To keep moisture levels at a minimum, we can help you install a dehumidifer that will minimize the danger of mold, mildew, allergens, and similar problems.
- Vapor Barriers: Vapor barriers can help with damp-proofing and waterproofing basements and crawlspaces by sealing out moisture. But they have to be installed correctly and used only in qualifying situations to be effective.