The Dangers of Not Investing in Foundation Waterproofing

The Dangers of Not Investing in Foundation Waterproofing

Aside from burning down, there’s nothing worse for a building than a problem with its foundation. The foundation is what keeps a building sturdy and water is one of the worst enemies of a building’s foundation. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to that—foundation waterproofing.


Depending on where you live, you might be one good storm away from getting a new indoor swimming pool. Waterproofing, at its very core, reduces the risk of flooding because it directly reshapes how water interacts with your building. Foundation waterproofing acts as a deterrent that keeps water from getting too close, which reduces the likelihood that you’ll end up with a pool in the basement.

Additionally, although flooding is an issue that only a select few may have to worry about, many of us do find cause to worry when there’s poor drainage around our homes or buildings. Water from the gutters, for example, may be flowing too close to the foundation, which can result in seepage and foundation damage. In order to prevent this, you should consider foundation waterproofing to keep water away from your building.

Wet, Damp Basements

Who on earth would possibly want a damp basement? Since most basements are used to store things, it goes unsaid that you’d probably like your storage space to be safe, clean, and above all—dry.

Foundation waterproofing does just that. While also controlling the amount of water that enters, foundation waterproofing is both barrier and diversion in one. This allows you to maximize your basement’s use, whether it be for recreation, storage, or as a laundry room.

By investing in foundation waterproofing, you can stop constantly worrying about leaks, floods, and pesky moisture causing damage to your basement. Foundation waterproofing is a good precaution to take if you’re worried about the personal possessions stored in your basement getting ruined.

Water Damage

Water and buildings don’t mix. It’s a given that uncontrolled water in a building’s foundation can cause walls to rot and ruin whole rooms. In homes, even personal possessions are at risk of water damage.

Now, if you have cracked or bulging walls, it may be time to invest in foundation waterproofing. Wall damage might be caused by the soil under your building, which expands when wet and contracts when dry. This constant push-and-pull of the soil could shift your building’s foundation and result in unsightly, visible damage to the walls.

However, by waterproofing your foundation, you’ll be able to prevent unwanted water from seeping into your building and causing damage that’ll be expensive to fix.

Shifting Ground

If the ground that your building sits on is prone to shifting, your building may run the risk of constant foundation problems and leaks. Not only that, but your building may be in danger. (If you believe this is the case, do not hesitate to take proper safety precautions, and call an expert.)

Alongside other steps recommended by safety experts, foundation waterproofing can act as a preventative measure for a shifting building. It can reduce the number of leaks and foundation issues that would have been an unnecessary costly expense otherwise, and it reduces the likelihood of further structural damage.

Uncomfortable Indoor Temperatures

Abnormal amounts of moisture in the air can make buildings feel warmer during the summer. As if that weren’t enough, moist indoor temperatures can cause metal oxidation, ruin paper products, and foster environments where mold and bacteria thrive. Additionally, as anyone can attest, constant humidity is hardly a comfortable feeling.

The very first step to lessening the amount of moisture in your building is to waterproof the foundation of your building. Just like heat travels upwards, so does water—that’s why buildings with water in their foundation have more humid temperatures than buildings with dry foundations.

Floor Damage

If you’ve ever walked across a floor that’s suffered serious water damage, you know how disconcerting it is to feel like you might fall through at any moment.

This problem—and all the others listed previously—could be resolved by investing in foundation waterproofing. However, if you’re looking for a way to waterproof your floor alone, Formulators offers the perfect solution.

Aquaflex is the world’s first patented waterproof installation system for flooring, and it’s environmentally safe and includes a full warranty. Formulators is the only company to provide this “all-in-one” solution, which puts it leaps and bounds above the rest of the competition. Formulators offers it all: the adhesive, concrete repair material, trowels, trowel handles, adhesive remover for clean-up, an abrasive sponge, and the resources of their knowledgeable technical staff.

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