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What is Basement Waterproofing?

For many years, waterproofing a basement has saved tons home owners from thousands of dollars in damage. When water has the opportunity to seep into the basement of a home, it can cause all kinds of problems. This can lead to high damage costs and headaches that no one wants to deal with. Some people believe that basement waterproofing is a newer type of technology. This, however, is not the case.

By getting your basement waterproofed, you are protecting your home from many different situations that includes:

By getting your basement properly waterproofed by a professional, you can rest assured knowing that your home is protected. To get the finest waterproofing service available, contact Dry Basement of Michigan today! We guarantee that your basement environment will stay healthy for years to come.

The History of Basement Waterproofing

The first liquid coatings used in the waterproofing process can be traced back to the 1800's. This is when the first known cellar drainage attempt was made. The basement problems people suffered from then caused some major damage, and due to the lack of technology not much could be done.

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During this time, cellars and lower level rooms were used more for storage. The commonly used item to try and fight flooding issues was drain tile, known back then as farm drainage. Between 1850 and 1854, however, a man by the name of Henry French created the French Drain, a much more efficient method of water expulsion.

After this discovery, the waterproofing industry gained a lot of recognition in the wetter regions of the country. Many of the businesses were family owned at the time, and they would pass the trade down through family generations. Some companies developed in the 1920's are still around today.

During the 1970's and 80's, a massive growth in companies occurred due to the trade's easy work and large profit people could rake in. There were a lot of contractors that did not take the time to learn the proper methods of the time though, so the trade got a little bit of a bad name.

Due to the advancements in technology made today, training methods have been developed and more efficient waterproofing techniques have been discovered. It has become a service that many people have had done in their home, and it continues to protect homes from water damage today.