Basement waterproofing can be a quite expensive process and you shouldn’t forget to take the costs into considerations. But these costs usually pay for themselves, as you may add value to your home, as you will be extending the living space in your home. There are quite a few solutions for keeping a basement dry.
Ventilation is a very important aspect for keeping a basement dry. Dehumidifiers will filtrate the air in your basement and absorb the moisture. One dehumidifier can cost you somewhere between $300 and $1000.
If you have a lot of water in your basement, then it means that you have a problem concerning the landscape near your home. The costs usually depend on the surface that you want to regrade and on whom you hire. It may costs you $150 an hour.
Another thing that you can do if you have serious water infiltration in your home is install a drain system on the outside of your walls. The drainage system will gather the water from the rain and then divert it away from your basement. One good drainage system will require some work and materials and it may cost you somewhere between $2000 and $4000.
If you do not have water infiltration problems, but just some small moisture problems, then you can solve the problem by applying a sealant on the walls and floor of your basement. You can do this by yourself, so you’ll be saving a lot of money. The materials will cost you around $300.
Exterior waterproofing systems are a lot more efficient than interior sealants, and these need to be installed when you have serious water infiltration problems. You can use paint or membranes to seal the exterior of your basement and it can cost you from $300 to $1000.
Pumps are another way for keeping your basement dry. This is usually used for periodical basement flooding. One good pump can cost you $300.