This book was designed to aid homeowners who wish to take control of moisture and water seepage in their basements. Flooding and perpetual dampness can damage many components of a basement, which is why you should take action today to control moisture in this part of the house and halt any flooding.
This book is divided into two parts. A general discussion of structural waterproofing can be found in the section Waterproofing Defined in the first part of the book. If you want to find out more about the major waterproofing systems that can be used for your basement, head over to The Three Major Waterproofing Systems. A more detailed discussion of drainage systems for basements can be found in Drainage Systems: Pumps & Drains. If you’re wondering how flooding occurs in the first place, you can read more about it in The Anatomy of Dampness and Flooding.
Part 2 deals with numerous methods for waterproofing and damp-proofing your basement. For a multitude of tips, tricks, and strategies to reduce moisture in your basement, check out The Master Toolbox of Moisture Reduction Techniques – it covers every aspect of basement moisture, from sources to solutions. Ready to waterproof your basement? A step-by-step guide can be found in the large section Basic Waterproofing: Repairing Leaks, Patching Cracks, and Applying a Waterproof Layer.