Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Betsy Rathburn
If you’re anything like us, you know someone who is too stubborn to ask for help when they need it. Or maybe you’re that person yourself. At Innovative Basement Authority, we understand wanting to be self-sufficient, but we’ve also seen a lot of DIY basement projects gone wrong. Trying to deal with a wet basement is a little different from being determined to carry in all the groceries yourself or pry off a sticky lid with no help.
Unfortunately, for some people it makes more sense to try every possible solution on their own before getting a second opinion — no matter what problem they’re dealing with. This method of dealing with problems can work, but more often than not it just leads to more problems, wasted time, and wasted money. Here’s why a lot of people resort to DIY solutions to deal with their basement problems, and why you should avoid those solutions:
You Don’t Think You Need Help
This is where a lot of homeowners get tripped up when dealing with their flooded basements. They assume that they can solve the problem on their own using guides printed off from the internet, but the problem with that solution is that it isn’t specific to your home. Basements are more complicated than most people realize, and drying out a basement permanently is no small task. Our expert opinion? If you find yourself scratching your head when you look at your wet basement, you should probably call in a professional.
You Don’t Know Who Can Help
It’s hard to decide who can best help you solve your problem. But the thing is, no one will be able to help you until you ask. The sooner you begin doing research, the sooner you’ll find the best basement contractor for you. Whether it’s pulling out a phone book and calling the contractors in your area or asking friends and family for recommendations, if you’ve had a wet basement before, you probably will again. Make it easier for yourself and know who to call before the next flood.
You Don’t Think You Can Afford It
Which sounds more expensive: bringing in a professional to permanently dry out and waterproof your basement using a proven system of waterproofing products, or using up your free time to install a solution that might work, that might prevent you from having to deal with a bigger water or mold problem in the future? When it comes to protecting your home, why take chances? Professionally installing an effective waterproofing system will protect your home from future damage and help you save money on future repairs.
If you don’t want to be that person who will always have a wet basement, start the process of preventing your basement from future floods today! Innovative Basement Authority has been helping homeowners across Minnesota and North Dakota protect their basements for over a decade, and we’re ready to help you too! Call us today to schedule your free estimate.
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