Doing stuff yourself is great. It’s fulfilling, it lets you learn things and move outside your comfort zone, and it saves you a great deal of money. However, there will be times that you simply can’t DIY your way to a solution.
One such instance is when your basement requires a whole new level of protection—for which you’ll need professional waterproofing services.
When should you call the pros?
There are many signs that should get you googling for the nearest professional service people in your area.
We’ve listed some of them below:
- When something you need done is simply beyond reach of your DIY skills
- When you’re not entirely sure about your self-diagnosis of the problem
- For massive jobs like the installation of a completely new waterproofing system
- For jobs that require pro tools that you do not have
- When there’s already mold growing in your basement
- For walls that are cracked or bowed
- For already-flooded basements
Basement waterproofing is not an easy task, and it is a very critical one that helps you ensure the structural integrity of your home and the utility of your basement. Although it may be tempting to settle on the DIY route, especially for more experienced people, one should not hesitate to call on professional services in order to have a thorough and custom-fit solution aimed specifically at the particular conditions of your basement.
The right approach
It may be that you just want to sit and relax now that you’ve called up the pros to deal with your basement waterproofing needs. Keep in mind, though, that when you do decide to get professional waterproofing, you should still stay involved in the whole process, from start to finish.
Don’t hesitate to ask questions; after all, this is your home and you need to stay on top of everything that the contractors are going to do. Pay attention to the execution of the plan as well. This way, you will know that the job was done properly and that your basement will get the kind of protection it needs.