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Waterproofing Your Home: Three Types Of Contractors That Can Help

Your home is under constant attack by rain, sleet, snow and/or ice. Eventually all of that precipitation has to go somewhere, and sometimes it creeps into your home and creates an expensive mess. Waterproofing your home takes on several forms, and there are many different types of contractors that can help. Here are a few of those contractors and what they can do to help.

Basement and Foundation Contractors

Even with proper downspouts installed, water can find its way into your basement or slab foundation. A basement and foundation contractor, like those at Champion Waterproofing and other locations, can find ways to reroute the water away from your home, and seal up your basement such that water cannot pass through and run freely on the basement floor. If you have just a slab foundation, this type of contractor can change the grade of the soil all around your slab foundation so that the water travels down-slope and away from your home rather than towards it or into it. Ergo, the waterproofing speciality of this contractor is keeping your foundation dry and waterproofing it against all kinds of precipitation and mild flooding.

Roofing Contractors

Roofing contractors can waterproof your roof by installing superior underlay under your shingles and making sure the edges of the underlay wrap around the edges of the roof. They can check the flashing and make sure it's properly applied, and if you have any gables on your house, check to see that the gutters and downspouts on your gables are secure and that the water is traveling in the right direction straight off your roof. There may also be some waterproofing sealants that your roofing contractor can apply to keep more moisture out.

Water Damage and Restoration Contractors

Even though you might not think to call a water damage and restoration contractor until you have a water damage problem, the truth is, this type of contractor can also help prevent water damage. They have the skills and the know-how to waterproof your home and find areas where the water may be leaking in. They can address certain structural features of your home that need additional insulation, sealing and protection. They might be able to suggest some products you can purchase and use on your own as well, including products that will help you keep water off of and out of your windows and doors, areas of the home that are frequently overlooked and seldom addressed.