Hiring a Waterproofing Contractor

Hiring a Waterproofing Contractor

According to the National Association of Waterproofing and Structural Repair Contractors (NAWSRC), consumers can take several steps to ensure they find the right contractor for their job. A leaky roof, basement or unprotected foundation can cost thousands of dollars worth of damage and significantly decrease a homes value. Finding out exactly what repairs you need and then comparing the services and costs of local contractors can save you tons of money. Finding a waterproofing contractor to fit your needs is very important.

First off, you should clean and inspect the gutters for any leakage or damage. Next you should inspect your drain slope; water should be draining away from the house for at least 48. Standing water near the house can cause foundation damage. You should additionally inspect drainpipes for any leakage.

Waterproofing Contractor

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If you have any busted or leaky pipes, you should call a professional plumber immediately. You can test your basement walls for seepage by taking a 12 piece of aluminum foil and attaching it to the moist wall. If within a few days there is water on the outside of the foil, it is condensation; water on the inside indicates seepage.

Many people find the best way to locate a waterproofing contractor to be word-of-mouth. Friends and family are often excellent sources of locating contractors and can give you firsthand accounts of their experience. In addition to asking friends and family for referrals, you should also check with the NAWSRC. Professional waterproofing contractors are often members of this organization. The NAWSRC is a consumer-based organization and provides a wealth of information.

It is a good idea to interview and compare several waterproofing contractors before making a decision. Ask for references so you may see what past customers have thought about their particular service. Also, you should compare warranties from all of the contractors interviewed; read the fine print and make sure your bases are covered. After you have decided on a contractor who meets your homes needs as well as your financial needs, you can negotiate a written contract. A written contract is absolutely necessary because it outlines what services the contractor will provide, expected costs and expected completion time.

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Basement Waterproofing

Waterproofing is needed anytime a structure is built at ground level or below ground. Waterproofing and drainage considerations are especially needed in cases where ground water is likely to build up in the soil and raise the water table. This higher water table causes hydro static pressure to be exerted underneath basement floors and against basement walls. Hydro static pressure forces water in through cracks in foundation walls, through openings caused by expansion and contraction of the footing-foundation wall joint and up through floor cracks. Hydro static pressure can cause major structural damage to foundation walls and is likely to contribute to mold, decay and other moisture related problems.


Home builders and concrete contractors put their trust in Deco waterproofing products. Why not use the safest most economical product for basement waterproofing and keeping crawl spaces dry. Give your customers a peace of mind against water moisture, mold and fungus. We have developed safe waterproofing products that are not only non-hazardous and non-flammable, but are most effective at combating harmful results of moisture in new home construction and existing homes.

We realize that a big part of concrete contractors’ business is by referrals; foundation wall leaks, seepage and condensation is considered bad business. That is why Deco waterproofing products are designed to protect against these forms of moisture problems. Our goal has always been to improve the integrity of the waterproofing and damp proofing industry by listening to our customers. In 1991, we saw the need to develop new waterproofing products which would eliminate solvents and oil based materials being applied below the grade line on basement foundation walls.

Our intention has always been to better worker safety issues, and develop waterproofing products that are extremely effective, non-hazardous and non-flammable when being applied.

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  Waterproofing – As a waterproofing manufacturer, we realize there are many waterproofing products to choose from on the market. At Deco Products we are constantly re-evaluating our waterproofing products, staying on top of the safest and most superior technology. We have been in the construction industry for over 30 years and realize the need for a waterproofing product you can trust, one that has been successfully applied on over 500,000 concrete and masonry units, Deco Waterproofing Products!

  Basement Mold Prevention – DECO Mold Prohibitor is a water based penetrating sealer that is used for the prevention of mold growth on masonry block, pre-cast and interior poured concrete structures. Ensure your customer a mold free basement. Prevent mold, mildew and bacteria before it happens by using a product you can trust.

  Foundation Repair – In many areas, waterproofing contractors still recommend repairing basement leaks using the existing drain tile methods they learned for concrete block repair. This method of foundation repair still exists in spite of the fact that most poured concrete foundation cracks can be effectively repaired by the time-proven, more economical, epoxy or urethane foam low pressure crack injection method.

“Eliminate Potential Basement Flooding Nightmares”

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The entire basement gets flooded, ruining all your contents and possessions. Basement Technologies continually strives to eliminate potential water problems in the basement. In doing so, Basement Technologies has developed the Tank Pro, a hot water tank protector that will stop this damage from occurring by routing the escaping water from the tank and channeling it to your perimeter Water Trek Aqua Route system and Water Grabber Bull Dog.

The exclusive design of our patented product allows it to be installed around hot water tanks, washing machines, well water tanks or any other water holding device in the basement. So if a disaster happens with a hot water tank, the water will be contained and brought to your sub floor system on the perimeter wall and not flood your basement.

Any device which holds water is able to “let go”. When this happens, the Tank Prois able to contain the water and drain it into your Water Trek Aqua Route system. This can save you potentially thousands of dollars in water damage repairs.Washing machines, hot water tanks, water purifiers, etc. can all be protected.tankpro3.jpgProtect your basement from un expected hot water tank breaks. A hot water tank rupture can devastate a basement. You’ve already protected yourself with the best basement waterproofing system on the plane, shouldn’t you also protect your basement from unexpected plumbing breaks?Exclusive Sub-Floor Tank Protection. The Tank Pro is an exclusive patented design unique to the basement waterproofing industry. Previous tank protectors were designed using only a 2-part epoxy or pan mounted to the floor.

Basement Technologies developed the tank protector which becomes part of the floor, submerged in the concrete slab, creating a bond to the floor which far surpasses anyone else’s.

The hose or basin on a washing machine or any water holding tank can let go as well as ruptured hot water tank. Basement Technologies can protect you basement from flooding by taking the escaping hot water tank’s water and disposing of it under the floor into your patented Water Trek Aqua Route system and containing it with the patented Tank Pro.Our Tank Pro is actually set in the floor guaranteeing a permanent seal which will prevent unwanted water damage to your basement.