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If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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3 Ways To Keep Water Out Of Your Basement

by Edwin Johnston

Making sure that you don't get water in your basement is important. You don't want damage done to your basement or foundation. There are a number of things that you can do in order to start basement waterproofing. Just one of those things may be the perfect solution for you and your basement, but you might have to use a combination of things. 

Waterproofing Paint

One thing that you can do is to apply a waterproofing paint product. This is a thick product that is more like a rubberized paint than paint that you would put on your walls for color. You apply it to the walls or floors. As you apply it, and it dries, the waterproofer forms a membrane that will keep water on the outside of your house instead of the inside. Once the waterproofer is dry and set, then you can paint over it so that you can get the color you want. Just makes sure that you read the directions so that you aren't putting the wrong kind of paint over the waterproofer. 

Sump Pump

A sump pump isn't necessarily a way to waterproof your basement, but it is a way to manage water that gets into your basement. Used in combination with other things, a sump and an associated pump can help keep your basement dry. A sump is a hole that is dug down into your basement. The water gathers down into the sump. Then, the pump will pump out the water so that it's no longer in your basement. The water gets pumped out towards a storm drain or other part of your yard so that it's out of your basement and isn't going to come back into your basement. 

Exterior Waterproof Membrane

Another option is to install an exterior waterproof membrane. In order to have this membrane installed, the dirt will have to be pulled away from the basement and foundation, and then the membrane can be tacked onto the house. After that, the dirt will have to be replaced. You want to hire a contractor to do this to make sure that it's done correctly and that no damage happens to your house. The contractor can also evaluate the basement and foundation to make sure that the water hasn't caused any failure in the foundation. 

If you have water coming into your basement, you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to get the water out and keep it out.

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