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Effective Basement Waterproofing Methods

Waterproofing Your Basement

If you are looking to waterproof your basement, there are plenty of methods and options to choose from. Learn more about the various types of basement waterproofing to decide which is the best fit for your home and your budget.

Interior Basement Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing is the most common type of waterproofing for households in the Northeast. This method is often used when there is an imminent threat of flooding or moisture in the basement because it can be installed relatively quickly compared to its alternatives. The cause of the need for an interior waterproofing is often groundwater pressure on the foundation of the basement.

Exterior Basement Waterproofing

Exterior waterproofing is more intrusive than interior jobs, involving advanced equipment and several skilled technicians. The foundation of your home must be excavated, which typically disrupts your entire home and family but once complete, you are left with a reliable waterproofing system.

French Drain

This method involves drilling a hole in the foundation to make way for a drain and sump pump to remove any moisture that enters your basement. A vapor barrier is often included to decrease moisture entering your basement through other surfaces such as basement walls.


Sealants are still disputed by many basement waterproofing professionals but have been used as, typically, a temporary fix to a water issue in some basements. Sealants are often offered in paint-form and are inexpensive compared to the other approaches but are overall less effective and have been proven to fail after some time, leaving customers to choose an alternative waterproofing system. 

Contact a Basement Waterproofing Professional

The best way to figure out the waterproofing method that is best for your basement is to ask a professional. Contact B-Dry Systems today to get our professional opinion on how to best waterproof your basement today!

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