Basement waterproofing is a requirement by the building codes since these basements fall under the structures built below the ground level. Drainage and waterproofing consideration are specifically crucial in situations where the underground water has a possibility of building up in basement underground soil or the water table is relatively high. Since too much water accumulation in the soil causes hydrostatic pressure that can exceed the underneath basement floor thus forcing water to percolate in through tiny cracks which in turn results in major structural damage in addition to decay and mold growth. Below are some of the measures that exist for preventing water penetrating in your basement or diverting already penetrated water.
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