|As you look around you will find many different choices when it comes to waterproofing methods and waterproofing products. Buyers beware! You will see television ads with high priced spokesmen telling you that their method of waterproofing is the best. You will find articles and websites on the internet telling you why their methods are the best. You will hear radio advertising tell you that XYZ Waterproofing is the best because they have been around the longest or they are the cheapest. You will hear and read a lot of advertising, but with some basic information you can determine if what you are being told is correct.
Not all waterproofing products are made equally
Not all installers are trained equally
There is not one single choice of waterproofing product for all situations
There are a lot of local bad waterproofing contractors
Structural damage cannot be fixed with waterproofing
Water flows downhill
The hiring of a professional engineer is the single most important piece of advice. This engineer will evaluate your structure and give you a written analysis of the structure. Most foundation engineers can recommend a waterproofing expert that is well versed in multiple types of waterproofing products. Parts of your house may need an interior drain while other parts may need exterior grading while yet other places may need foundation repairs or a sump pump. Do not risk your home getting flooded by hiring an unqualified contractor using inferior products or systems.