With fall in full swing and winter on the way, it’s vital for home and business owners in Utah to be thinking about keeping moisture out of their homes. The winter is the riskiest time for home floods and leaking issues, with snow melting into water runoff and creating issues in some situations.
At Lift-Up Concrete Lifting LLC, we’re here to help. Our commercial and residential concrete lifting services can benefit your entire property in several ways, including preventing water leaking and flooding issues that you may not have thought were even related to your concrete. Let’s look at some of the common misconceptions with home waterproofing, plus how concrete leveling might be able to help if you’re having problems.
When it comes to the home, waterproofing refers to any techniques and materials used to prevent water from making it inside the home, namely into the basement. A properly waterproofed home will have no leaks or moisture seepage into the basement or anywhere else, even after significant snow or rain storms.
If you’ve had flooding in your home, though, it’s important to know that the waterproofing of the actual structure itself might not be the problem. Let’s look more at this.
Is Waterproofing Even the Issue?
In many cases, homeowners assume they have a structural waterproofing issue if water gets in when this isn’t truly the case. And while this is sometimes true, there are cases where it isn’t – namely, if you notice that the basement looks find and doesn’t have any foul smells or mildew present.
If this is the case, it’s possible your issues actually relate to the concrete outside your home. This concrete could be sunken, cracked or sloped in a way that allows moisture to move toward the home during or after a storm, causing water to leak into the basement for this reason. In situations like these, a waterproofer won’t be able to do much – rather, our pros might be able to perform a simpler leveling procedure on your concrete that will save you huge amounts of time and hassle.
How Concrete Leveling Can Help
There are a few different approaches to leveling concrete, but the general goal is the same: Restoring both the look and overall performance of the concrete itself. If you have holes that are causing sloping issues or water pooling, for instance, leveling will fill these easily along with any other minor cracks that might be contributing. Rather than rainfall or snow runoff flowing toward your home during or after a big storm, you’ll have a flat surface that doesn’t promote flooding or pooling in any way.
To learn more about how concrete leveling can help with water leakage issues, or for more on any of our concrete lifting, leveling or raising services, speak to the pros at Lift-Up Concrete Lifting LLC today.