How to Prepare and Apply Basement Waterproofing Paint?

April 2nd, 2024

A house with a basement will always have a high return on investment. A basement in any house can act as an extra room for storage or can be converted into any other type of room, such as a home office, guest room, game room, and more. Hence, if your house has a basement, you certainly have an advantage over other homeowners. However, having a basement comes with added responsibility. You must ensure that the

crawl space system

Crawl Space System

basement is clean and waterproof. A wet basement will invite mould growth and other hosts of issues including damage to the structural integrity of the house. As a responsible homeowner, you certainly don’t want that. The solution? Wet Basement Waterproofing!

There are different ways to waterproof the basement to avoid wet basement issues. One of them is using basement waterproofing paint. Here’s a quick rundown of how to prepare the basement before you apply waterproofing paint and the steps to apply waterproofing paint to get the best results.

Preparing the basement

  • Start by cleaning the basement walls. You also need to tape the walls. Cleaning the walls ensures the removal of any debris,and the waterproofing paint adheres to the walls effectively.
  • Remove the edges. Use a putty knife to remove the edges of the walls and smoothen it out. This helps you apply the waterproof paint efficiently.
  • Make sure to fill the cracks and holes using a filler. This way the basement and crawl space system will have smooth wall surfaces to apply the paint.
  • Once the walls are smooth, you can apply a high-quality waterproofing paint to the basement walls.

Steps to apply waterproofing paint

  • Start by covering the floor to avoid any paint stains. Make sure to use the right protective gear to avoid getting stains on yourself. For example, wearing protective clothing, gloves, and drop cloth can be helpful.
  • Take your paint roller and load it with the right amount of paint. Don’t put too much paint on the roller to avoid overcoating the walls.

    Wet Basement Waterproofing

    Wet Basement Waterproofing

  • Use the loaded paint roller to start painting the walls with even and smooth strokes. Don’t create too many thick layers to avoid uneven and sticky surfaces.
  • Paint the basement with 2-3 coats of waterproofing paint to get the best results.

Call professionals

Although you can prepare and paint the basement with waterproofing paint yourself, it is always advised to call professionals such as us at Ontario Wet Basement Solution Inc.

Our team is highly professional and qualified to provide wet basement waterproofing, foundation waterproofing, crack repair services, and more. Call us now to find out more.

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