Interior Waterproofing Methods for Your Basement

Picture of a basement with black wrapping on the walls in a unfinished basement in Syracuse, NYThere is no better way to keep moisture out of your basement but to make sure it’s waterproof from the inside. Experts at waterproofing use several approaches to ensure your basement doesn’t suffer from water damage and leaks. 


Vapor Barriers 

One popular method of waterproofing is using polyethylene plastic, also known as vapor barriers to block condensation that results in water damage and the formation of mold. This sheet of foil is installed between the drywall and the insulation of your wall. Although this method is effective in preventing moisture from getting to your basement, it doesn’t entirely keep your basement dry without the help of other waterproofing methods. Nevertheless, vapor barriers are great preventive measures, so it wouldn’t hurt to have them installed in your home. 


Sump Pump

Installing a sump pump should be a priority if you want to have a waterproof basement. The contractor will install pipes that are placed in strategic areas and become passages for water to drain into your sump pit. The sump pump will do the hard work of pumping the water out of your home. Make a habit of checking the sump pump to ensure its quality and effectiveness. It should be free from any damage or rust and have no problems with power. Make regular inspection of your sump pump to ensure it performs to its full potential. 



Sealing is one of the most effective ways to waterproof your basement. This method entails filling cracks, repairing damaged pipes with an epoxy injection or waterproofing paint. Not every contractor will agree that this method is a temporary solution to waterproofing, but it is a good place to start. Larger cracks need to be sealed with concrete, and you should have it checked by a professional in case the cracks are due to structural problems. Apart from that, this waterproofing method, along with other approaches is a great way to protect your basement from unwanted moisture. 


Contact Syracuse Basement Waterproofing for all Your Foundation Needs 

If you are decided to have your basement waterproofed, the next step is to contact us to get the job done. We are a top-performing waterproofing contractor servicing Syracuse and its surrounding areas. With our skills and experience, you can have peace of mind that your basement is safe from any water and moisture issues.