According to Home Advisor, the average homeowner loses about $8500 every year due to water damage caused by basement flooding. A flooded basement is the worst nightmare for any homeowner, as it can cause extensive damage to your property and cause permanent harm to its foundation. Waterproofing your basement is an effective way to prevent such problems.
However, it is difficult to find a trustworthy waterproofing contractor who gives you good value for money. Here are six questions you should ask before hiring a waterproofing contractor for your basement.
Are you licensed and insured?
It is one of the most critical questions a homeowner should ask their contractor, as basement waterproofing may require permits from local authorities. Insurance makes sure that you are not liable for any damages or claims that may happen while they’re working on your property.
How much experience do you have?
When it comes to construction and waterproofing, experience matters a lot. Seasoned contractors will be familiar with a wide range of basement waterproofing problems and experience mitigating them. They can offer multiple solutions to your concerns and advise on preventing such issues in the future.
Do you have references?
A good waterproofing contractor will have a list of references ready to share with you. That’s because they are proud of their excellent work. Do not hesitate to contact these references; it’s a great way to find out about their work quality and ethic.
Which technique do you think is best for my current problem?
Every waterproofing problem needs to be treated distinctly based on its cause and consequences. Make sure that you understand the available options and consider the advantages and downsides of each. The right waterproofing contractor will explain everything in detail and help you decide what works best for you.
Do you offer guarantees or warranties for your materials and workmanship?
Another crucial consideration is whether the waterproofing contractor provides any warranty or guarantee for materials and services. Make sure you understand everything it covers and for how long.
It’s also a good idea to ask whether you will get a lifetime warranty that you can transfer to the next homeowner. For sump pumps, make sure that you get a lifetime warranty and specifically ask whether it includes service charges.
What can you do to prevent further occurrences?
It is crucial that the contractor finds the issue’s root cause and resolves it. If a malfunctioning drainage or gutter system is causing the leaks, it will persist until fixed.
About Almand Bros
If you are looking for a contractor to fix your basement waterproofing issues, Almand Bros should be your one-stop destination. We are one of the oldest concrete and masonry building companies in New Jersey and have been delivering high-quality construction projects since 1965.
Our services include concrete and masonry installation and repair, custom stonework, basement waterproofing, grading and watershed, and snow removal services. You can call us at (856) 310-1390 to get a free estimate. You can also fill our online contact form to get in touch.