When you’re searching for a water seepage contractor, it’s important to compare quotes from different companies. This will help you to compare the services provided by different companies and make a choice that will give you the best value for your money.
However, many homeowners don’t know what services a professional waterproofing contractor ought to provide. They’re not aware that there is much more to dealing with water seepage than simply installing a waterproofing membrane.
The following are some services that a professional waterproofing contractor will include as part of the waterproofing process:
Inspection of the foundation
This is a basic service that every professional contractor ought to provide. The inspection should cover the foundation, the surrounding landscape and drainage. Inspection of the foundation may include digging out the dirt surrounding the foundation to identify cracks. Inspection of the other parts of the home and the landscape may also reveal factors that are contributing to the water seepage problems e.g. faulty downspouts and poor grading of the landscape.
Sealing of cracks
Professional contractors will ensure that cracks in the foundation are sealed before installing the waterproofing system. This will prevent water from penetrating into the foundation even after the waterproofing system is installed.
Assistance with water-related problems
If other water-related problems are identified in your home, a professional waterproofing contractor will help you in finding solutions for them where they can. This may include referring you to a professional contractor if the solutions require specialized skills to apply.
What happens after installation?
When the system is installed, the contractor ought to run a test to ensure that it is working. Contractors often rely on the hose test. This involves allowing a hose to run for some time in different areas near the foundation. This allows the contractors to detect problems quickly and attend to them sooner.
It is important to ensure that the contractor provides you with a warranty for their work. A warranty covers you in case of failure in the system. The contractor will provide repair and maintenance services in case of a failure in the system.
Be sure to talk to your contractor and take time to understand their system. Ask them what services they will include and what you can expect from them.
It is important to educate yourself before hiring a waterproofing contractor. This will ensure that you’re confident in the investment you’re making.