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Regardless if you rent or own your own home that has a basement, you should take precautionary steps to ensure a dry basement. Water typically enters into a basement from the outside so waterproofing should begin there. However, water damage can occur on the inside from a broken water line for example. If you like to do things yourself, there are a number of DIY waterproofing basement tips below that you might find interesting. Check all water lines to ensure that there are no cracks and/or leaks Check entire outside perimeter of the foundation for cracks and/or holes Check entire inside perimeter of the foundation for cracks and/or holes Ensure all drains inside and outside are functioning correctly Perimeter of house should be properly graded Verify rain gutters are in good working order and downspout is draining away from the foundation

The above list includes tasks that do not cost anything but your time. The above items are considered basic maintenance that anyone can do and should do once or twice a year. What happens if you do find something wrong? That depends upon what is wrong and the extent of the damage. If small cracks, chips or holes are found, you can fill the small spaces with an epoxy compound which will seal the empty void in the wall. If there are larger holes, those should be filled with a mortar which will bond and become an actual part of the wall. These products are available at your local home improvement store and are relatively inexpensive and are easy DIY waterproofing basement products you can use. If the downspout seems to be the possible cause of a water issue, the downspout can be extended out and away from the house or you can put the very bottom of the downspout underground and have it drain several feet away in a "bubbler pot." If a kit is more your style rather than trying to know everything you'll need, you can buy an underground downspout kit which should cost you less than $25 dollars and is also an easy DIY waterproofing basement tip. If you do find places where water may have entered into the basement, then these areas need to be attended to as soon as possible. You do not want to leave this situation and then have further water damage occur later when it could have been prevented. The cause for the water needs to be determined and fixed. If you have filled in any nooks and crannies found, and the foundations walls now look secure on the inside and out another easy DIY waterproofing basement tip is to apply a waterproof paint or a

masonry sealer to the basement side of the foundation walls. A silicate sealer is designed to penetrate a maximum of 4 inches into the concrete. It will reduce condensation and seal the surface of the wall and can be painted over. A polysiloxane blend sealer will bond to the concrete to form a repellent surface and cannot be painted over. A 5-gallon bucket should cost you less than $100.00. The DIY waterproofing tips noted here are just some of the things you can do to prevent water build-up on and around your property. Many of the tips should cost you zero to less than a hundred bucks. Next time you're mowing by the side of the house, take a moment to check out your foundation for cracks, chips or holes.

Article about Interior Basement Waterproofing is written by Sipho Sithole at basement waterproofing, visit

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