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What To Consider When Hiring A Contractor To Waterproof Your Basement

Basements are a fantastic space to transform as an entertainment or additional bedroom, bar, home fitness room, or office. But, if you have an outdated home, your basement can retain a lot of moisture due to leaks, rendering it useless. 

Before you can begin any basement remodel project, it must be dry and waterproof. Basement waterproofing is not something many of us have been trained to do, so it is generally more practical to enlist the help of professionals.

Professionals need to waterproof a basement because if done incorrectly, moisture will linger in that area which can weaken supporting structures and degrade indoor air quality.

An experienced contractor can quickly determine problems, recommend the best course of action, and complete the project quickly and within a reasonable budget. However, many contractors offer balcony waterproofing services, so how should homeowners select the right one to work with?

Here are some tips.

Get referrals

The easiest method to search for waterproofing contractors is to get referrals from people you trust, as they can provide an unbiased assessment of the service provider's ability and professionalism. If you couldn't get solid recommendations from people you know, you can go online to search for testimonials.

Check if they are licensed and insured

Ideally, these companies should have personal liability coverage plus workers' compensation. This will save you liability if a worker is injured at your residence while doing their job and will cover the cost of repairs if they accidentally damaged your home.