In 2010, flash floods and river floods caused close to $3.8 billion in property damage across the United States. In the state of Virginia alone, natural occurring disasters caused roughly $17.33 million in property damage. These numbers are a big reason that basement waterproofing Virginia Beach is a growing business. Not only is basement waterproofing becoming more and more necessary but it is being combined with other sealing services such as vapor barriers Virginia Beach, foundation repair virginia beach, crawl space repair Virginia Beach just to name a few of the other types of services offered by basement waterproofing Virginia Beach companies.
Finding a quality foundation repair contractor comes down to doing enough research to get a full understanding of the basement waterproofing Virginia Beach methods they use, the cost of the service and application, and whether or not they offer additional services such as crawl space waterproofing virginia beach. The most important aspect of your research should be focused on the method of basement waterproofing Virginia Beach the contractor uses. Many will use basement waterproofing Virginia Beach methods that seals from the inside or will want to install a water drainage system. The issue there lies in that a basement cannot truly be sealed or waterproofed from the inside, it must be done from the outside around every fracture in the wall, and drainage systems do not solve the problem, they simply maintain the amount of water that remains inside.
Of course, as with all home improvement projects, basement waterproofing Virginia Beach contractors will have customer testimonials or reviews, or they should at least, to give you an idea of how previous clients and current ones feel about the work done. The key to reading reviews and testimonials will be to take that information and confirm that through your own research. With the amount of damage Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Bay area residents have seen over the past few years, it only makes sense to investigate whether or not waterproofing basement Virginia Beach is worth the cost.