When you think of a basement, what comes to mind? Do you picture a dark, damp, and dreary cement enclosure? If you do, you are probably not alone. But perception does not have to be reality. Don’t settle for what you think a basement should be. With the right design, some carpeting and a little furniture, you can turn that dark and dreary basement into a bright living area. But what about the damp part?

Well, that can be fixed with a little basement waterproofing, which involves a combination of sealing and finding drainage solutions.

  1. Find Risk Factors: These include cracks in the foundation and floor, improper drainage around your home, and gaps in between the floor and walls.
  2. Seal any cracks or gaps and consider installing French drains to correct the drainage issues.
  3. If you are considering a do-it-yourself waterproofing, consider that fewer then 20% of homeowners are successful at waterproofing their own basements. But when professionally waterproofed, your basement will function the same as any other room in your house.

If you decide to waterproof your basement, give the landscaping experts at Rhine Landscaping a call!

At Rhine Landscaping, we do everything from re-grading lawns, installing French drains, connecting down spouts to underground drainage systems, and basement waterproofing. We have the experience and man power to take on your toughest drainage problems.

If you have any additional questions about landscape drainage, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today!

We can help you transform your landscape.

 

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Home Improvement Tips – Waterproofing Your Basement