Basement Water Woes!

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Finishing your basement? We suggest you inspect the walls for cracks before they are closed in. Hairline cracks may never cause issues but other larger more obvious ones in locations such as around windows are often a flood waiting to happen. It is recommended that you get these cracks professionally repaired before you invest in finishing the space.

Occasionally, previous repairs deteriorate and once again water finds a weak spot for entry. In this case, prior injections need to be removed and resealing done by a reputable specialist.

In any case, whether there is obvious signs of water or not, allocating a small amount of your budget to repair cracks can can help prevent a possible insurance claim in the future.

Water penetrates previous repairs just days before basement renovations begin.
Water penetrates previously repaired cracks just days before basement renovations begin…
Walls are stripped back. Repairs are made before walls are rebuilt for completion.
Walls are stripped back. Repairs are made and walls are rebuilt for completion.