The cost of waterproofing a basement

by | Sep 7, 2022 | Home&Garden

Protect your home from flooding but research the costs first

The 2022 wave of hyperinflation has doubled the price of wood and other construction materials – this is the cost of waterproofing a basement

But the price of waterproofing materials and the waterproofing costs have stayed relatively the same.

More than renovating a new kitchen or an addition to your house, getting waterproofing done on your foundation walls adds the most value to your home.

This value is compared to the price you will pay to get it done.

This adds value just like fixing up your kitchen does.

Check out the price of waterproofing

RCC Waterproofing’s competitive pricing has remained relatively the same over the years and they also honoured past quotes.

If you are worried about the waterproofing costs of this unexpected expense that you were not planning for, RCC Waterproofing provides free quotes and consultations.

The cost of the basement foundation

The foundation waterproofing costs are determined by a bunch of factors that will increase the overall cost of the waterproofing project:

Length of the Excavation – The number of feet that will need to be dug to address the foundation cracks and/or completely waterproof your foundation.

Sometimes foundation cracks are not confined to just one spot and they move along the foundation walls.

Waterproofing Materials Used – The types of waterproofing materials and the amount of it used will determine what the price of the overall waterproofing costs will be.

Many waterproofing contractors offer damp proofing materials for a cheaper price but damp proofing is not good enough to prevent further leaks from happening.

A full waterproofing system that will fully stop future foundation leaks requires commercial-grade products that will be a key factor in the overall price of the waterproofing job

Depth of the Excavation – Sometimes the foundation footings are 4 feet deep and sometimes the foundation footings are 8 feet deep. Every foundation is made differently.

Space Available for the Excavation – This determines whether the trench will have to be hand dug or if a machine can be used to dig around the foundation walls

Soil Conditions – Not every home will have the same soil conditions and this could affect the foundation digging process.

Foundations could have sand or clay mixed in instead of dirt and rock which makes jobs more difficult and more dangerous to excavate.

If Services Pipes or Cables are Found – Services like Hydro, Gas, or even Plumbing could be running through pipes underneath the ground.

Whether the Waterproofing can be Done from Inside your Home – In the vast majority of cases, waterproofing is done from the exterior of your home to solve the basement leak issue.

However, sometimes it can be addressed from inside your home if there is not enough space to excavate outside or if the homeowner has a fixture that cannot be removed like a deck, machinery, an outdoor garden, or other outdoor fixtures of this nature.

The cost of waterproofing a basement is steep, but the value and peace of mind are worth it.

With this knowledge under your belt, don’t be afraid to inquire about the waterproofing costs for your home.

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