No matter what problem life throws at you, there are usually many solutions to choose from.
Making a decision on what solution is best is often times very difficult. There are costs versus benefits, long term costs versus upfront investment, pros versus cons and then references and reputation that all play into your decision process.
Unfortunately, your “ultimate” choice may wind up being just be a temporary fix when it comes to basement waterproofing. Have you ever heard of sodium bentonite? How about clay injection? They are one and the same. This process is performed by injecting sodium bentonite into the ground around your home. It has a long history of failure and is outlawed in some states. Remember the saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”?
Maybe you have seen a commercial or walked into a big box home improvement store and seen “waterproof paint”. They make it sound perfect! Simply spend a weekend painting your basement and all of your problems are gone. Let me ask you: If your roof were leaking, would you paint your ceiling? I think you would agree how crazy that would be. Why would you think it is any different in your basement?
Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing offers free inspections and analysis for your home’s foundation needs. We can provide time tested and proven methods to properly waterproof your home. Why not educate yourself by speaking to the real experts after they have seen YOUR problem. Call us today to schedule your inspection.
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This post was written by Jane Azzinaro