Spray On Exterior Basement Waterproofing

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Spray On Exterior Basement Waterproofing


Spray On Exterior Basement Waterproofing - If you are living in the Tampa Bay area, you might not be accustomed to seeing many homes with basements; however, think it or not, there are several homes across the area that do actually have basements. Most homes in Florida are built without basement because of hurricane related difficulties. Construction codes insist that dwelling floors be built above storm surge elevation. If a basement is permitted to be built, it usually is built as a "non-livable" space, so, in other words, homeowners may have the basement for extra storage minus bedrooms.

However, while basements offer more room for storage and cooler places to hang out on warm days, they also have their share of moisture related problems. In regards to basement problems, moisture is the most common issue in the basement. The moisture commonly enters from outside sources though can also be produced inside also. Frequently, most homeowners are unaware that the dirt around the basement walls may have a lot of moisture.


The reason for high moisture content in the dirt may include surface water that's seeping down into the ground or even from a high water table. A high water table may be explained by heavy rains that cause the water table to rise higher than the basement floor. Frequently, water may find its way inside a basement by gravity or by means of a crack or flaw in the water security layer of the foundation. Water may also be dragged up by a " wicking action" or " pushed up" by hydrostatic pressure in the ground under the walls or floor.

In the summer, warm moist air from outside can enter the home and lead to condensation on the cool basement walls or floor. With every cold season, the fracture will gradually get larger due to the expansive properties of the suspended water.